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Petras Stone Mineral Museum

Region: East Iceland
Coordinates: 64.8732° N 13.8732° W

Petra’s Stone Mineral Museum at Stodvarfjordur.

Location: Fjardarbraut 21, 755 Stodvarfjordur.

Ljosbjorg Petra Maria Sveinsdottir was interested in stones all her life and started to collect them in earnest in 1946.

Most of her stones were found in Stodvarfjordur and other places in East Iceland because Petra didn’t go much looking for stones in other parts of the country.

In 1974, Petra decided to open her home for all those that wished to look at her stones. Petra´s receives many visitors each year and it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in East Iceland.

It´s obvious to all those that visit Petras, that she was an efficient stone collector but not many people know that she collected more than stones. Petra collected marked pens, cups, and numerous other small paraphernalia and for most of her life, she collected eggs, shells, and conches.

For sure, Petra´s house has slowly acquired the appearance of a nature museum, but first and foremost, it´s a home.

Open from May 1 to October 15th, seven days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

 

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