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Borgarfjörður Museum
History MuseumsLibrariesNature MuseumsNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

Borgarfjörður Museum

Children Throughout a Century – Oh to be a bird! Children Throughout a Century is a unique exhibition centred on the life and surroundings of Icelandic children in the 20th century. The photographs are presented in an unusual way, mounted on walls in which cabinets behind photographs contain objects and further information. Guests can open the cabinets to discover how children lived, laughed, and worked ...
LÁ Art Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesSouth of Iceland

LÁ Art Museum

The Listasafn Árnesinga Art Museum has been an important venue of modern and contemporary art since 1963. Feel free to explore local art, relax in the café, and browse through art literature. Children have their own creative space in the museum, so art enthusiast parents can relax while enjoying the art on display. Located in the geothermal hot spot town of Hveragerði, only a 40-minute drive from Reykjavík. ...
The Church of Reykholt
ChurchesWest of Iceland

The Church of Reykholt

The old church at Reykholt was built between 1886 and 1887 and was restored as close to its original form as possible between 2001 and 2006. It is situated at Snorrastofa, the former residence of Iceland‘s most important saga writer, chieftain and poet, Snorri Sturluson. His works includes the Prose Edda, Gylfaginning, and Heimskringla. Reykholt Church is beautifully proportioned, with fine ornaments at ...
Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years

The main exhibition of Ólafsdalur are the recently found remains of a Viking longhouse from the 9th-10th century. Ólafsdalur is a small valley, surrounded by high mountains, where the first agricultural school in Iceland was established in 1880. The exhibition features a beautiful school building from 1896 and the remains of buildings and man-made structures from 1880-1900, as well as interesting walking ...
Akranes Folk Museum
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Akranes Folk Museum

An interesting museum where you can travel back in time and enjoy the history of Akranes and its surroundings with special emphasis on the fishing industry. The museum’s exhibition is in several old homesteads, as well as featuring boats in an outside area. The permanent exhibition reflects living conditions and life at sea, in rural areas, both at work and play. There’s also a micro-cinema and a space for ...
The Garðskagi Folk Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

The Garðskagi Folk Museum

The Folk Museum is divided into a maritime museum and a local history museum. Opened in 1995, it features various artifacts from the story of Garður that demonstrate farming and seafaring of its residents. The impressive motor collection is what sets Garðskagi Folk Museum apart from any other museum, with its 85 different motors, all in working condition. Artifacts from life on land include: farming ...
Sudurnes Science and Learning Center
Art Museums/GalleriesNature MuseumsReykjanes

Sudurnes Science and Learning Center

If you are interested in Icelandic nature and wildlife, research related to the area, and art, the Suðurnes Science and Learning Centre is a place you must visit! The centre features three exhibitions, including a nature gallery where you can look at taxidermied Icelandic animals as well as live sea creatures. The historical gallery features the magnificent exhibition Attraction of the Poles, on the life of ...
Giganta
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjanes

Giganta

The friendly Giganta is originally the creation of author Herdís Egilsdóttir who in 1959 wrote her first book about Sigga and her friend Giganta in the Mountain. Giganta migrated to Reykjanesbær during the Night of Light, Festival of Culture and Family in 2008 and has now settled in Black Cave at the marina in Gróf with a beautiful view of the bay. Giganta loves children and knows nothing better than a ...
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 ...
Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Gljúfrasteinn – Laxness Museum

Gljúfrasteinn was the home of writer Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. Halldór was a prolific writer during his long career and his books have been translated into 43 languages and published in more than 500 editions. The author’s home is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there. The museum features a multimedia ...