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Norwegian House in Stykkishólmur
Niche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Norwegian House in Stykkishólmur



Norwegian house: the regional museum of SnæfellsnesThe Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized stores in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Árni Ó. Thorlacius (1802–1891) and Anna M. Steenback (1807–1894) and has been renovated partially back to its original style. The Norwegian house serves as the ...
Pakkhús Folk Museum in Ólafsvík
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsParks and places of interestWest of Iceland

Pakkhús Folk Museum in Ólafsvík

The Pakkhús: 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 ...
Memorial Museum Kört
Niche MuseumsNorth of IcelandThe Westfjords

Memorial Museum Kört

Kört is a little museum located in the middle of Trékyllisvík. There you can find beautiful art and craft items made by local people out of driftwood, stones and textile alongside with tools, clothing and pictures that tell the story of the people’s ancestors. Come and enjoy live guidance around the museum, look at the handicraft, get information about the area and sit down with a tasty cup of coffee. ...
The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum

The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum is located at Snartarstaðir farm, one kilometre from the village of Kópasker, this museum presents a unique collection of local objects showing daily life in Northern-Þingeyjarsýsla in the 19th and 20th centuries. There is a wide array of  stitched articles: embroidery, woven goods, knitted clothing and many other unique interesting handicrafts. In addition, the ...
Folk Museum of Húnvetninga & Strandamanna
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Folk Museum of Húnvetninga & Strandamanna

We at the Folk museum Byggðasafn Húnvetninga- og Strandamanna welcome you! It was founded fifty years ago and contains a precious collection of rare objects displaying local history and culture. The museum is owned by local authorities in the Húnaflói area. On display are a number of old boats and ships, amongst them the famous shark ship Ófeigur from Ófeigsfjörður. Oil from the sharks was used to light up ...
Akureyri Art Museum
AkureyriArt Museums/GalleriesNorth of Iceland

Akureyri Art Museum

Akureyri Art Museum is situated in the town centre; in Listagil (Art’s Street). It aims to promote visual arts and culture in the local community as well as in a wider global context. 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 installations. Due ...