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 Minister of Education. “The Pakkhús” is a memorial of the town’s history. On the second floor and in the attic is a selection of the collection on display and on the first floor are various exhibitions, a store and tourist information
Inside the store we seek to create the atmosphere of past centuries. Among things available is old fashion candy and delicacies of various kinds. In a store inside is also a selection of Icelandic craftsmanship and rare works of art from artists from the region.
On the second and third floor of the building is a heritage museum Snæfellsbær. There you can experience Icelandic folk home of the 19th century and a glimpse into the remarkable way of life of fishermen in earlier centuries. On the third floor of the museum is an exhibition called “Pakkhús Praise”.
We also have a good art gallery and every year present a few exhibitions.