Niche Museums

"Iceland is full of quirky things that bring a smile to your face or at times, make you think or say “huh?” Over the course of a month or so, I discovered many quirky, fun, amusing and interesting things, most of which brought a smile or made me think about the world in a different way, which is so much what travel is about, at least for me." - Renee Blodgett, Huffington Post.

Into The Arctic
AkureyriHistory MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

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 ...
Norwegian House in Stykkishólmur
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Norwegian House in Stykkishólmur



Norwegian house: the regional museum of SnæfellsnesThe Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized stores in Iceland. The wood ...
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 ...
The Freezer in Rif
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

The Freezer in Rif

WHAT´S OUR STORY? The Freezer is a social hostel that shares its premises with a highly rated professional theatre, international artists residency and culture centre. BRINGING WEST ...
Pakkhús Folk Museum in Ólafsvík
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Pakkhús Folk Museum in Ólafsvík

The Pakkhús: in Ólafsvík, is one of the few trade houses from the 19th century that still stands. It was built in 1844 and was put under government protection on August 31, 1970 by the then ...
The Saga Center Grundarfjörður
LibrariesNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

The Saga Center Grundarfjörður

The Saga Centre is a tourist information centre, library, Internet point / WiFi, a café and small exhibitions rolled into one. They sell national park maps and helps with information ...
The Westfjords Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

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 ...
The Nonsense-Museum
Niche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

The Nonsense-Museum

The Nonsense-Museum is a museum of a series of weird things and collections gathered from individuals with collector mania. One example is an incredible collection of more than a hundred ...
The Jón Sigurdsson Museum
ChurchesHistory MuseumsNiche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

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 ...
Akureyri Industrial Museum
AkureyriNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Akureyri Industrial Museum

Founded to commemorate the industrial heritage of Akureyri, the museum exhibits machinery, tools of various trades and manufactured products from the last century thus telling the stories of ...