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.

Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

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 ...
East Iceland Emigration Center
East of IcelandHistory Museums

East Iceland Emigration Center

East Iceland Emigration Center focuses on genealogy and Iceland’s history from 1870-1914, and restoring lost family connections between Icelanders and their cousins in the Americas. The ...
Hvoll Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Hvoll Heritage Museum

Hvoll Heritage Museum’s collections comprises thousands of items, most of them contributed by local people in Dalvik, Svarfaðardalur and Árskógsströnd. They include various tools and ...
Skógar Museum – Skógasafn
History MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Skógar Museum – Skógasafn

Skógar Museum is a time capsule of Iceland’s past: explore our cultural heritage with folk crafts, turf farms, Viking age artifacts, historic fishing boats, indoor-outdoor museum grounds ...
Bustarfell Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Bustarfell Museum

Bustarfell Museum in Vopnafjörður is one of the most beautiful and best kept turf-houses in Iceland. Guided tours around the museum are available every day in summer and by arrangement ...
The Earthquake Center in Kópasker
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Earthquake Center in Kópasker

The Earthquake Center in KópaskerAn exhibition about THE KÓPASKER EARTHQUAKE that took place 13th of January 1976. At that time 90 inhabitants of 130 were evacuated during a heavy ...
The Saga Centre
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

The Saga Centre

Welcome to the Saga Centre! The Saga Centre is a cultural Centre for the region of Rangárþing eystra. The Saga Centre offers visitors a unique op­portunity to explore the vast and ...
The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum

The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum is located at Snartarstaðir farm, one kilometre from the village of Kópasker, this museum presents a unique collection of local objects showing ...
The Folk Music Centre
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Folk Music Centre

The Folk Music Centre brings Icelandic folk music to life. People from all over Iceland can be seen singing folk songs, playing traditional instruments and performing folk dances. The Folk ...
Folk Museum of Húnvetninga & Strandamanna
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Folk Museum of Húnvetninga & Strandamanna

We at the Folk museum Byggðasafn Húnvetninga- og Strandamanna welcome you! It was founded fifty years ago and contains a precious collection of rare objects displaying local history and ...