The Westfjords

One of the most beautiful and remote parts of Iceland.

Snjáfjallasetur
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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Memorial Museum Kört
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Memorial Museum Kört

Kört is a little museum located in the middle of Trékyllisvík. There you can find beautiful art and craft items made by local people out of driftwood, stones and textile alongside with ...
Melodies of the Past
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Melodies of the Past

Jóns Kr. Ólafsson's Museum of Music in Bíldu­dalur shows photographs and other memorabilia, collected by Jón Kr. in his long career as a pop singer. The museum formally opened in June 17th ...