Nature Museums

Iceland has a more diverse wildlife than people might think, not only small creatures such as foxes and fowl, but also whales, sharks and killer whales. To get a better understanding of the flora and fauna of Iceland, put time aside and get to know the history and science behind the Icelandic wildlife.

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, ...
Borgarfjörður Museum
History MuseumsLibrariesNature MuseumsNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

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 ...
Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík
Nature MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík

Do you want to see a polar bear, or jaw bones from the biggest animal on earth? Or pieces of huge trees from ancient Icelandic forests? Are you interested in birds, eggs, seals, foxes or ...
Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum
Nature MuseumsWest of Iceland

Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum

At the shark museum you can learn about the habits and biology of the Greenland shark and the seafarers who risked their lives hunting it. Try a bit of shark, best washed down with a nice ...
The Westfjords Botanical Gardens
Nature MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

The Westfjords Botanical Gardens

The Westfjords Botanical Gardens is in the centre of Bolungarvík (by the community centre). Each plant is labelled with its name in Icelandic, Latin, English and German. Habitat ...
Birdland
Nature MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Birdland

The exhibition Birdland presents birds in Icelandic nature and culture in a novel and creative manner. The exhibition focuses on the needs of children, but is also of significant interest to ...
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 ...
Petra’s Mineral Collection
East of IcelandNature Museums

Petra’s Mineral Collection

Petra’s Mineral Collection Ljósbjörg Petra María Sveinsdóttir was fascinated by stones all her life and became a serious stone collector in 1946. Her stones and minerals are mainly from ...
Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum
Nature MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum

Sigurgeir's Bird Museum - An adventure world for bird enthusiasts Enjoy information and refreshments in the world’s foremost bird paradise. The museum houses about 180 species of birds, ...
The Botannical Garden in Hveragerði
Nature MuseumsSouth of Iceland

The Botannical Garden in Hveragerði

The Botannical garden in Hveragerði is in the center of the town. Since 1983 it has given people the chance to relax and enjoy nature amongst the trees and the wonderful river Varmá with the ...