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Ósvör Maritime Museum
History MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

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 boat  and tools used for fishing and fish processing in days gone by. ...
Seaman’s Garden in Hellissandur
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

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 Akurey in Helgafellsveit, in 1826. Bliki is the oldest fishing boat preserved in Iceland. Ólafur was built in Flatey Island in 1875-80. Both boats were rowed from Hellissandi till the 1970’s. The Seaman’s Garden is a ...
The French Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

The French Museum

The museum traces the history of French sailors in Iceland in an interesting and exciting way. It is situated in the French Hospital in Fáskrúðsfjörður, where the Icelandic Antiquities Preservation Society has rebuilt several period French houses, and restored them to their original state. ...
Aquarium and Museum of Natural History
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Aquarium and Museum of Natural History

At the Aquarium and Museum of Natural History Sæheimar you can see live specimens of fishes and other aquatic life, and even touch some. Most icelandic bird species are also on display along with a number of other natural objects. ...