North of Iceland

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The Exploration Museum
Natural Science MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Exploration Museum

The Exploration Museum is dedicated to the history of human exploration, from the early explorers to the exploration of space.The main exhibition room features photographs and artifacts from ...
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Natural Science MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Húsavík Whale Museum

The Húsavík Whale Museum was founded in 1997. The aim of the museum is to convey knowledge and information about whales in an entertaining and interesting way and is one of few museums in ...
The Cathedral at Hólar
ChurchesNorth of Iceland

The Cathedral at Hólar

The Cathedral at Hólar is the oldest stone church in Iceland, inaugurated in 1763. The present church is the fifth cathedral at Hólar, since the foundation of Hólar as a bishopry in 1106. ...
Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum
Nature MuseumsNorth of Iceland

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, more than 300 specimens of ...
Icelandic Horse History Centre
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Icelandic Horse History Centre

Under the auspices of The Icelandic Horse History Centre an exhibition is located in the old stables at Holar in Hjaltadal. The exhibition gives a good insight into the history of Icelands’ ...
The Skagafjörður Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Skagafjörður Heritage Museum

The head office and exhibitions of the Skaga­fjörður Heritage Museum are located in three historic buildings on the museum grounds at Glaumbær in Skagafjörður.The main exhibition is in ...
Árnes
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Árnes

Árnes is a unique example of a home and lifestyle of the early 20th century in Iceland. The house is a small wooden house, built at the end of the 19th century and is in large parts as it ...
The Transportation Museum At Ystafell
Niche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Transportation Museum At Ystafell

The Transportation Museum at Ystafell was established by Ingólfur Kristjánsson and Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir in 1998. The museum is the oldest of its kind in Iceland. Its main role is to ...
The Museum of Prophecies
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Museum of Prophecies

The Museum of Prophecies - The exhibition focuses on Þórdís the fortune-teller, the first named inhabitant of Skagaströnd, who lived there in the late 10th century. A painted tapestry tells ...
The Old Farmhouse Laufás
ChurchesNorth of Iceland

The Old Farmhouse Laufás

Experience life at the vicarage. The Old Farmhouse Laufás is a renowned church site and chieftain‘s residence from the settlement (874-930). Laufás church was built in 1865, among its ...