Parks and places of interest

An old joke says that if you get lost in an Icelandic forest, all you need to do is to stand up. A lot has happened over the last decades in Iceland, we now have beautiful forests and parks. Not to mention other places of interest such as old beautiful masonry buildings that have been preserved.

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 ...
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 ...
Local storytellers of Arnarstapi
Parks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Local storytellers of Arnarstapi

Local storytellers take pleasure in receiving guests to Snæfellsnes...Visit a storyteller or book an appointment at a special location to chat, listen to wit and wisdom and enjoy ...
Nonni’s House
AkureyriNiche MuseumsNorth of IcelandParks and places of interest

Nonni’s House

An incredible Journey Nonni's House is one of Akureyri’s landmarks and is the childhood home of the writer and Jesuit priest Jón Sveinsson, Nonni (1857-1944). Built in 1850 it is among the ...
Litlibær
Parks and places of interestThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Litlibær

Litlibær was built in 1895 and the house is made of timber with stone side walls and grass on the roof. Around 20 people lived in Litlibær at one point and the last inhabitants moved out in ...
The Windmill in Vigur
Parks and places of interestThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

The Windmill in Vigur

The Windmill in Vigur is the only preserved wooden wind-powered grain mill in the country can be found in Vigur. It is said that Daníel Hjaltason goldsmith built the mill around 1860,  but ...
Akureyri Public Park
AkureyriNorth of IcelandParks and places of interest

Akureyri Public Park

The Akureyri Public Park was opened in 1912 but the Botanic section in 1957. The park has been enlarged three times since 1912 and is now about 3.7 ha and lies at 40-50 m altitude at ...
Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður is a small valley, surrounded by high mountains,  where the first agricultural school in Iceland was established in 1880. The beautiful school-building from 1896 is ...
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 ...