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Borgarfjörður Museum
History MuseumsLibrariesNature MuseumsNiche MuseumsWest of Iceland

Borgarfjörður Museum

Children Throughout a Century - Oh to be a bird! Borgarfjörður Museum has a unique exhibition "Children Throughout a Century" which is centered on the life and surroundings of children in Iceland in the 20th century. The photographs are presented in an unusual way, mounted on walls in which cabinets behind some photographs contain objects and further information. Guests can move around the walls and ...
The Settlement Center in Borgarnes
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

The Settlement Center in Borgarnes

SAGA Exhibitions Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history.Two unique exhibitions There are two entertaining and educational exhibitions at the Settlement Center. While one tells the story of the first settlers, the other reveals the story of Iceland’s most important saga – Egils Saga. Egill Skalla-Grimsson was a famous Viking and poet, ...
LÁ Art Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesSouth of Iceland

LÁ Art Museum

The museum has been an important venue of modern and contemporary art since 1963. Feel free to explore art, relax in the Café, browse through art literature and children have their creativity space.Located on the Golden Circle in the geo-thermal town of Hveragerði - only 40 min. drive from Reykjavík.  ...
The Church of Reykholt
ChurchesWest of Iceland

The Church of Reykholt

The Church of Reykholt was built in 1886-1887 and was restored as close to its original form as possible from 2001-2006. Reykholt Church is beautifully proportioned, with fine ornament at door and windows. Its exterior form is influenced by Reykjavík Cathedral, but it also has certain features of the Swiss-chalet style of wooden buildings, e.g. in its bargeboards and the semicircular glazing pattern above ...
Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður; History of 1000 years

Ólafsdalur is a small valley, surrounded by high mountains,  where the first agricultural school in Iceland was established in 1880. Beautiful school-building from 1896 and remains of many other buildings and man made structures from 1880-1900. Interesting walking paths. Exhibitions about the history of the school. Recently found remains of a Viking longhouse fom 9-10th century! Coffee and light ...
Akranes Folk Museum
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Akranes Folk Museum

Akranes Folk Museum is an interesting museum where you can travel back in time. Enjoy the history of the town and its surroundings and learn about the fishing industry. We also offer:Forge Iceland's Sports Museum Various Exhibitions Café and a museum shopA collection of old houses and boats are exhibited at the Akranes Museum Centre. ...
The Garðskagi Folk Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

The Garðskagi Folk Museum

The Garðskagi Folk Museum first opened its doors, November 26. in the year 1995. The Museum is divided into a maritime museum and a local history museum. Various interesting artifacts from the story of Garður can be found in the museum that demonstrate the way that farming was done, at land and at sea. The impressive motor collection is what sets Garðskagi Folk Museum apart from any other museum, with its ...
Sudurnes Science and Learning Center
Art Museums/GalleriesNature MuseumsReykjanes

Sudurnes Science and Learning Center

Sudurnes Science and Learning CenterIf you are interested in the Icelandic nature and wildlife, research related to the area and art, the Sudurnes Science and Learning Center is a place you must visit! The centers three exhibitions include a nature gallery where you can look at various stuffed animals from the Icelandic wildlife and see live sea creatures.In the historical gallery you can visit the ...
The Icelandic Rock & Roll Museum
Niche MuseumsReykjanes

The Icelandic Rock & Roll Museum

The Icelandic Rock & Roll Museum is a new museum, which opened in 2014. The museum spans the history of popular music in Iceland from 1835-2015. The story is told with texts, photographs, video footage, memorabilia, video projectors and tablet computers. ...
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 ...