West of Iceland

This is where the journeymen ventured into the depths of the earth in the famous Jules Verne book, A Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Snjáfjallasetur
History MuseumsNature MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Snjáfjallasetur

The Snjáfjallasetur Heritage Centre is located at Dalbær Snæfjallaströnd. At the centre visitors can see  exhibitions about Drangajökull Glacier, about the desolated farms in the region, ...
Library of Water
Natural Science MuseumsWest of Iceland

Library of Water

VATNASAFN / LIBRARY OF WATER is a long-term project conceived by Roni Horn for a former library in the coastal town of Stykkishólmur in Iceland. The building stands on a promontory ...
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 ...
Volcano Exhibition in Stykkishólmur
Natural Science MuseumsWest of Iceland

Volcano Exhibition in Stykkishólmur

A unique exhibition of international art and objects related to volcanic eruptions and their impact. On 31. May 2009 we opened an introductory exhibition of Eldfjallasafn Volcano Museum in ...
Eiriksstadir – Viking Longhouse
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Eiriksstadir – Viking Longhouse

Archeological research in the ruins of Eiríksstaðir discovered a dwelling from the 10th century and ancient Icelandic legends say that Eric the Red lived at Eiríksstaðir in Haukadal.Eric ...
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 Settlement Center in Borgarnes
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

The Settlement Center in Borgarnes

SAGA Exhibitions Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history.Two unique exhibitions There are two entertaining and ...
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 ...