History Museums

As majestic the mountains and the waterfalls are in Iceland, equally is the history behind it. The viking discovery of America and Greenland, the birthplace of the oldest parliament in the world, the midpoint between two great superpowers. Iceland is rich in all kinds of history and we have the museums to prove it.

Into The Arctic
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Into The Arctic

Into the Arctic opened on January 28th, 2017. The idea came from the founder Arngrímur B. Jóhannsson and his collection of historical maps and charts of the north. Into the Arctic was ...
Snjáfjallasetur
History MuseumsNature MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Snjáfjallasetur

The Snjáfjallasetur Heritage Centre is located at Dalbær Snæfjallaströnd. At the centre visitors can see  exhibitions about Drangajökull Glacier, about the desolated farms in the region, ...
Eiriksstadir – Viking Longhouse
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Eiriksstadir – Viking Longhouse

Archeological research in the ruins of Eiríksstaðir discovered a dwelling from the 10th century and ancient Icelandic legends say that Eric the Red lived at Eiríksstaðir in Haukadal.Eric ...
Borgarfjörður Museum
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Borgarfjörður Museum

Children Throughout a Century - Oh to be a bird! Borgarfjörður Museum has a unique exhibition "Children Throughout a Century" which is centered on the life and surroundings of children in ...
The Settlement Center in Borgarnes
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

The Settlement Center in Borgarnes

SAGA Exhibitions Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history.Two unique exhibitions There are two entertaining and ...
The Westfjords Heritage Museum
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The Westfjords Heritage Museum

Turnhús:  The museum is located in an 18th century building at the tip of the small spit on which the town of Ísafjörður stands. The museum gives a unique insight into the rich maritime ...
Ósvör Maritime Museum
History MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Ósvör Maritime Museum

Ósvör is a reconstruction of a 19th century fishing station. The curator, dressed in a traditional fisherman’s outfit, leads visitors through the station showing them the houses, the fishing ...
The Jón Sigurdsson Museum
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The Jón Sigurdsson Museum

Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjord in the Westfjords of Iceland, is a distinguished place in the history of Iceland. It is the birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), the principal champion of ...
Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur
History MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur

The Museum of Egill Ólafs­son at Hnjót­ur in Pat­reks­fjörð­ur, displays a unique collection of old items from the Southern Westfjords. The museum shows the history of fishing, farming and ...
Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur
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Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur

In the Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur are preserved two row ships, called Bliki and Ólafur Skagfjörð. Bliki built by Sæmundur Sigurðsson, shipbuilder, Geitareyjum for Jón Jónsson, farmer in ...