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.

Thorbergur Centre of Culture, The
East of IcelandHistory MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Thorbergur Centre of Culture, The

Thorbergur Centre of Culture was built in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888–1974), who was born in Hali. Thorbergur centre is an interesting cultural heritage ...
Grenjaðarstaður Turf House
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Grenjaðarstaður Turf House

The picturesque turf house of Grenjaðar­staður used to be one of the area’s chief farms and became the site of a church and a parsonage. It is part of the National Museum's Historic ...
Hornafjörður museums
Art Museums/GalleriesEast of IcelandHistory MuseumsLibrariesSouth of Iceland

Hornafjörður museums

Hornafjörður Art Museum opened at a ceremony on Friday, June 24, 2011. The museum is located at City Hall Hornafjörður in an old fire station and the opening exhibition was the works of ...
The Agricultural Museum of Iceland
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

The Agricultural Museum of Iceland

The Agricultural Museum of Iceland presents the agri­cultural heritage and seeks to explain the history of Icelandic agriculture. The museum has an extensive collection of farm artifacts, ...
Langabúð Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Langabúð Museum

Langabúð, made of logs and originally dating back to 1790, is Djúpivogurs oldest building. Now renovated, it serves as a cultural centre for Djúpivogur, partly by housing a heritage museum ...
The Herring Era Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Herring Era Museum

The Herring Era Museum is an awarded maritime and industrial museum - where the “glory days” of Iceland’s herring fisheries and industry are brought back to life in three different ...
Akureyri Museum
AkureyriHistory MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Akureyri Museum

Akureyri Museum is an interesting museum for the entire family. Akureyri the Town by the Bay portrays the way of life in a 19th century town with interesting objects and photographs. Are ...
The Húsavík Museum Centre
History MuseumsNature MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Húsavík Museum Centre

The Húsavík Museum Centre houses a variety of attractions, so don‘t miss the opportunity to experience what it has to offer. The Centre has two standing exhibitions: A new presentation, Man ...
Mánárbakki Museum
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Mánárbakki Museum

Travel through time. Iceland has gone through tremendous changes over the centuries and specially the past few decades. Over the years many artifacts and antiques have vanished or become ...
Ghost Centre, The
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Ghost Centre, The

The Ghost Center in Stokkseyri is a ghost museum that features all of Iceland’s most famous ghosts. Ghost Stories from Iceland: Upon entry, guests are provided with a MP3 player to guide ...