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.

The Herring Factory at Hjalteyri
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Herring Factory at Hjalteyri

The herring factory in Hjalteyri, North Iceland was built in 1937 and closed its doors in 1966. Nowadays, the concrete hull is occupied by an artist-run space (Verksmiðjan), as well as ...
Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years

The main exhibition of Ólafsdalur are the recently found remains of a Viking longhouse from the 9th-10th century. Ólafsdalur is a small valley, surrounded by high mountains, where the first ...
The Garðskagi Folk Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

The Garðskagi Folk Museum

The Folk Museum is divided into a maritime museum and a local history museum. Opened in 1995, it features various artifacts from the story of Garður that demonstrate farming and seafaring of ...
Giganta
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjanes

Giganta

The friendly Giganta is originally the creation of author Herdís Egilsdóttir who in 1959 wrote her first book about Sigga and her friend Giganta in the Mountain. Giganta migrated to ...
Duus Safnahús
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

Duus Safnahús

Welcome to DuushúsDuus safnahús is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær. It houses the exhibition halls for the local museums, concert halls and halls for mixed cultural activities. ...
Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum

Gljúfrasteinn was the home of writer Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. Halldór was a prolific writer during his ...
The Icelandic Phallological Museum
Nature MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjavik

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum is one of the most informative, humorous, and unusual museums in the world. The world famous “Penis museum” in Reykjavik is the only museum in the world to ...
The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden
Natural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden

The Pharmacy Museum has charming exhibitions displaying the history of pharmacy in the 20th century. The Herbal Garden of Nes is a medicinal and culinary garden communicating the history of ...
Museum of Photography – Reykjavík City Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsReykjavik

Museum of Photography – Reykjavík City Museum

Capturing moments, then and now Reflecting the contemporary, while archiving the past – this is Reykjavík's home of photography. Reykjavík's main photography museum offers an ongoing ...
Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjavik

Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum

How the ocean formed a nation A harbour museum exploring Iceland's dramatic relationship with the sea. The survival of a nation depended on generations of brave fishermen heading into the ...