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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, ...
The Westfjords Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

The Westfjords Heritage Museum

Turnhús:  The museum is located in an 18th century building at the tip of the small spit on which the town of Ísafjörður stands. The museum gives a unique insight into the rich maritime history and culture of the area.Accordion Museum: A unique collection of accordions of all sizes and makes.The Museum Boats: The museum owns boats of various sizes and different make. a unique examples of the region ...
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. ...
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.  ...
Hannesarholt
History MuseumsReykjavik

Hannesarholt

HANNESARHOLT is a hidden gem a few blocks from the center of Reykjavík. Historic home of the late Hannes Hafstein, Iceland’s first Minister of State, poet and politician. Built in 1915, and remained a home until 2007, now restored and opened to the public.Cafe and restaurant in the delightful dining rooms on the first floor City walks from Hannesarholt of the historic center of town by ...
Leifsbúð
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Leifsbúð

In an old renovated merchant’s house at the harbour in Búðardalur you can find an exhibition on Viking settlements in the west, a tourist information center and a cozy café. ...
Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond

Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond has a unique architectural significance. The house was built in 1761-1767 as the official residence of Iceland’s first Medical Doctor and first Pharmacist. The Exhibition Nesstofa focuses on the house itself, its construction and the history of its preservation and landmarks in its history.

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The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden
Natural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden



The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden are located in Nes that is situated in a beautiful nature reserve and recreation area on the tip of the Reykjavík peninsula.  It is located close to Nesstofa which was built in 1761-1767 as the official residence of Iceland’s first Medical Doctor and first Pharmacist. In the Pharmacy Museum one can learn about Pharmacy in the 20th century. The ...
Saga Museum
History MuseumsReykjavik

Saga Museum

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAGA MUSEUMVisitors have the choice to be guided through the museum with an audio device and can choose between Icelandic, English, French, German and Swedish. The audio guide can also be bought in the form of a booklet at the front desk.You are welcome to bring your camera and take picture. History comes alive To recreate these historical moments in the most authentic way, ...