South of Iceland

Much of Iceland's history can be found in the rivers, glaciers, churches and museums that cover the landscape.

Ghost Centre, The
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Ghost Centre, The

The Ghost Center in Stokkseyri is a ghost museum that features all of Iceland’s most famous ghosts. Ghost Stories from Iceland: Upon entry, guests are provided with a MP3 player to guide ...
Folk museum of Árnessýsla -“The House” at Eyrarbakki
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Folk museum of Árnessýsla -“The House” at Eyrarbakki

Folk museum of Árnessýsla -“The House” at Eyrarbakki, historical home of the Danish merchants built in 1765. Húsið is one of the oldest houses in Iceland and a beautiful monument of ...
Skálholt Cathredal, The – Skálholtskirkja
ChurchesHistory MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Skálholt Cathredal, The – Skálholtskirkja

The modern cathedral was  consecrated in 1963. It is well known for its works of modern art, as well as for artefacts from previous churches on the site. In the crypt is an exhibition from ...
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 ...
Bobby Fischer Center, The
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Bobby Fischer Center, The

At the Bobby Fischer Center you can find items related to the great chess genius Bobby Fischer on display. He became the World Champion in Reykjavik 1972 when he won the soviet champion ...
Hekla Center
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Hekla Center

Splendid modern exhibition on Mt. Hekla, one of the world’s most famous volcanoes, reputed in olden times to be the gateway to Hell. The exhibition provides insight into the overwhelming ...
Keldur at Rangárvellir
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Keldur at Rangárvellir

At Keldur at Rangárvellir there is a turf farm of an ancient type, which is one of the largest preserved turf farms in south Iceland. The halls timber frame is  a stave construction with ...
Sagnheimar Heritage Museum and Library
History MuseumsLibrariesNature MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Sagnheimar Heritage Museum and Library

The Sagnheimar Heritage Museum and Library museum gives good insight into the unique story of Vestmannaeyjar: the fishing history, the Turkish abductions, the volcanic eruption of Heimaey, ...
Pompei of the North – Eldheimar
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Pompei of the North – Eldheimar

The Pompei of the North - Eldheimar, exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would ...
Aquarium and Museum of Natural History
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Aquarium and Museum of Natural History

At the Aquarium and Museum of Natural History Sæheimar you can see live specimens of fishes and other aquatic life, and even touch some. Most icelandic bird species are also on display along ...