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Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur
History MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur

The Museum of Egill Ólafsson at Hnjótur in Patreksfjörður, displays a unique collection of ancient items from the Southern Westfjords. The museum shows the history of fishing, farming, and everyday life in the area. The museum features an exhibition about the daring rescue of the British trawler Dhoon that stranded at the Látrabjarg cliffs in 1947, as well as a café and a tourist information centre. ...
LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre

LAVA “Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre” will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland only 20 million years ago. LAVA is dedicated to the unique volcanoes and geology of Iceland. The centre features an interactive, educational exhibition exploring the art and science of geology, and the volcanic systems in Iceland. The LAVA Centre also showcases an educational ...
Memorial Museum Kört
Niche MuseumsNorth of IcelandThe Westfjords

Memorial Museum Kört

Kört is a little museum located in the middle of Trékyllisvík, where you’ll find beautiful art and craft items. Kört features items made by local people out of driftwood, stones, and textile alongside tools, clothing, and pictures that tell the story of the people’s ancestors. A guided tour around the museum is available. ...
Boat and Gift of Nature Exhibition
Niche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Boat and Gift of Nature Exhibition

The main emphasis of the exhibition is the way our ancestors lived and worked, as well their mode of transport – the clink-built boats; thier form and seafaring ability. Other features of the exhibition are the Eider duck and its down. The area features a tourist information centre and a café where you essentially become a part of the exhibition. ...
Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History

Historical site showcasing the ruins of a 16th century monastery and the home of renowned writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Built in 1939, it is one of Iceland’s most historic buildings, bequeathed to the nation by the writer in 1948. The museum about Gunnar features exhibitions and events of various kind concerning local culture and nature. Personal guidance is guaranteed. Lunch and cake buffet available every day ...
Akureyri Art Museum
AkureyriArt Museums/GalleriesNorth of Iceland

Akureyri Art Museum

The Akureyri Art Museum aims to promote visual arts and culture in the local community as well as in a wider global context. The museum is conveniently situated in the town centre in Listagil (Art Street). The museum hosts several diverse art exhibitions showcasing the works of artists, young and old, Icelandic and international, featuring everything from illustrations and photography to performance art and ...
Duus Safnahús
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

Duus Safnahús

Welcome to DuushúsDuus safnahús is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær. It houses the exhibition halls for the local museums, concert halls and halls for mixed cultural activities. Café Duus offers refreshments.8 Exhibition Halls: The Reykjanes Art MuseumThe Reykjanes Art Museum The Reykjanes Geopark visitor centre The Reykjanes Heritage Museum The Reykjanes Maritime Center ...
Museum of Design and Applied Art
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Museum of Design and Applied Art

The Museum of Design and Applied Art is the only museum in Iceland that specialises in the field of Icelandic design and applied art. It houses a collection of 3,000 objects such as furniture, graphic design, textile, clothing, ceramics, glass, and jewellery. It is located in Garðabær, a municipality of roughly 15,000 inhabitants, situated a short drive from the central Reykjavík area. The museum hosts four ...
Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park

The Reykjavík Zoo and Family park is a fun day out of for families, offering both domestic animals as well as a theme park. Open every day of the year, the main focus of the zoo is on Icelandic domestic animals as well as several wild native species, reptiles, seals, and more. During the summer the Family Park offers miniature car rides as well as other activities such as miniature boat racing, shooting ...
Reykjavik Botanic Garden
Nature MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavik Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of plants situated in Laugardalur valley in the heart of Reykjavík. The garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research, and delight. It conserves some 3,000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. During the summer, a variety of events are held ...