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Into The Arctic
AkureyriHistory MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Into The Arctic

Into the Arctic opened on January 28th, 2017. The idea came from the founder Arngrímur B. Jóhannsson and his collection of historical maps and charts of the north. Into the Arctic was presented with part of life's work of Hafsteinn Hólm Þorsteinsson, consisting of stuffed animals. Stories, pictures and artifacts come from the Institute of Vilhjálmur Stefánsson explorer and scientist. Stories are about ...
Múlastofa
East of IcelandNiche Museums

Múlastofa

Múlastofa in Vopnafjörður is a memorial exhibition featuring the works of the brothers Jón Múli Árnason and Jónas Árnason, both of whom were born in Vopnafjörður. The brothers were well known in Iceland for their art and skills at music, lyrics, theatre and much more. Jón Múli (1921-2002) was the composer, who wrote world-class melodies when Jónas (1923-1998) wrote the lyrics to their songs always with a ...
East Iceland Emigration Center
East of IcelandHistory Museums

East Iceland Emigration Center

East Iceland Emigration Center focuses on genealogy and Iceland’s history from 1870-1914, and restoring lost family connections between Icelanders and their cousins in the Americas. The Center is located in Kaupvangur in central Vopnafjöður. This summer an exhibition will open commemorating emigrants. ...
Transport and machinery exhibition in Vopnafjörður
East of IcelandNiche Museums

Transport and machinery exhibition in Vopnafjörður

In the Transport and machinery exhibition in Vopnafjörður you can see old snowmobiles, cars, machines and equipment that have been restored by local enthusiasts. We pride ourselves of the oldest snowmobile in Iceland. The museum is located at the entry to the town of Vopnafjörður. ...
Hvoll Heritage Museum
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Hvoll Heritage Museum

Hvoll Heritage Museum’s collections comprises thousands of items, most of them contributed by local people in Dalvik, Svarfaðardalur and Árskógsströnd. They include various tools and furnishings which provide insight into life and work in and around Dalvík, and the history of the community, in addition to items of art and craft made by local people. The natural history collection contains a large number of ...
Skógar Museum – Skógasafn
History MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Skógar Museum – Skógasafn

Skógar Museum is a time capsule of Iceland’s past: explore our cultural heritage with folk crafts, turf farms, Viking age artifacts, historic fishing boats, indoor-outdoor museum grounds with traditional buildings, rare books, natural sciences, SAR— search & rescue, antique cars, trucks, special transport and communication technologies. ... And much more! 1 minute from Skógar Waterfall, 2 hours ...
Bustarfell Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Bustarfell Museum

Bustarfell Museum in Vopnafjörður is one of the most beautiful and best kept turf-houses in Iceland. Guided tours around the museum are available every day in summer and by arrangement during winter. Often during weekends the museum becomes alive with various events, an  exhibition of old workmanship and delicious national refreshments in Hjáleigan Café. ...
The Earthquake Center in Kópasker
History MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Earthquake Center in Kópasker

The Earthquake Center in KópaskerAn exhibition about THE KÓPASKER EARTHQUAKE that took place 13th of January 1976. At that time 90 inhabitants of 130 were evacuated during a heavy snowstorm. The exhibition consists of pictures from the evacuation plus information about the geology of the area and the volcanic eruptions in the North East. ...
The Saga Centre
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

The Saga Centre

Welcome to the Saga Centre! The Saga Centre is a cultural Centre for the region of Rangárþing eystra. The Saga Centre offers visitors a unique op­portunity to explore the vast and fascinating world of the Sagas. As our guest you will have an incredible chance to enter the world of mythology, ocean voyages, and the discovery of new lands. Take some time and meet the characters of the famous Saga of ...
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 ...