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 Blacksmith’s Workshop
Niche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

The Blacksmith’s Workshop

The Blacksmith's Workshop was founded in 1913 and is among the first of its kind in Iceland. It is still operating in its original shape, now as a living museum. Amazing atmosphere for all ...
The Church of Reykholt
ChurchesWest of Iceland

The Church of Reykholt

The Church of Reykholt was built in 1886-1887 and was restored as close to its original form as possible from 2001-2006. Reykholt Church is beautifully proportioned, with fine ornament at ...
Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years

Ólafsdalur is a small valley, surrounded by high mountains,  where the first agricultural school in Iceland was established in 1880. Beautiful school-building from 1896 and remains of many ...
Akranes Folk Museum
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Akranes Folk Museum

Akranes Folk Museum is an interesting museum where you can travel back in time. Enjoy the history of the town and its surroundings and learn about the fishing industry. We also offer: ...
Icelandic Forest Service
East of IcelandNorth of IcelandParks and places of interestReykjanesSouth of IcelandWest of Iceland

Icelandic Forest Service

Icelandic Forest Service-open every day, all year roundThe forests are a refuge from wind and rain and you can find a new adventure behind every tree.In the South: ...
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Parks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull National Park lies in the westernmost part of Snæfellsnes peninsula and covers 170 square kilometers. It was founded on June 28th 2001, with the aim of protecting the area‘s ...
Dalamanna Folk Museum
Niche MuseumsWest of Iceland

Dalamanna Folk Museum

​At the museum you will find exciting exhibitions on the daily life of the people of ​the Dalir region from the old to the new. Emphasis is put on the handcraft, inventions, culture and the ...
Snorrastofa Cultural Centre in Reykholt
ChurchesHistory MuseumsWest of Iceland

Snorrastofa Cultural Centre in Reykholt

Snorrastofa is founded in the memory of Snorri Sturluson, Iceland‘s most important sagawriter, chieftain and lawspeaker, who settled in Reykholt 1206 and was murdered there in the fall of ...