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.

The Saga Center Grundarfjörður
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The Saga Center Grundarfjörður

The Saga Centre is a tourist information centre, library, Internet point / WiFi, a café and small exhibitions rolled into one. They sell national park maps and helps with information ...
The Westfjords Heritage Museum
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The Westfjords Heritage Museum

Turnhús:  The museum is located in an 18th century building at the tip of the small spit on which the town of Ísafjörður stands. The museum gives a unique insight into the rich maritime ...
Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík
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Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík

Do you want to see a polar bear, or jaw bones from the biggest animal on earth? Or pieces of huge trees from ancient Icelandic forests? Are you interested in birds, eggs, seals, foxes or ...
Ósvör Maritime Museum
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Ósvör Maritime Museum

Ósvör is a reconstruction of a 19th century fishing station. The curator, dressed in a traditional fisherman’s outfit, leads visitors through the station showing them the houses, the fishing ...
The Nonsense-Museum
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The Nonsense-Museum

The Nonsense-Museum is a museum of a series of weird things and collections gathered from individuals with collector mania. One example is an incredible collection of more than a hundred ...
The Jón Sigurdsson Museum
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The Jón Sigurdsson Museum

Hrafnseyri in Arnarfjord in the Westfjords of Iceland, is a distinguished place in the history of Iceland. It is the birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), the principal champion of ...
Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur
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Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur

The Museum of Egill Ólafs­son at Hnjót­ur in Pat­reks­fjörð­ur, displays a unique collection of old items from the Southern Westfjords. The museum shows the history of fishing, farming and ...
Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum
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Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum

At the shark museum you can learn about the habits and biology of the Greenland shark and the seafarers who risked their lives hunting it. Try a bit of shark, best washed down with a nice ...
The Westfjords Botanical Gardens
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The Westfjords Botanical Gardens

The Westfjords Botanical Gardens is in the centre of Bolungarvík (by the community centre). Each plant is labelled with its name in Icelandic, Latin, English and German. Habitat ...
Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur
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Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur

In the Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur are preserved two row ships, called Bliki and Ólafur Skagfjörð. Bliki built by Sæmundur Sigurðsson, shipbuilder, Geitareyjum for Jón Jónsson, farmer in ...