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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 ...
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. ...
Hornafjörður museums
Art Museums/GalleriesEast of IcelandHistory MuseumsLibrariesSouth of Iceland

Hornafjörður museums

Hornafjörður Art Museum opened at a ceremony on Friday, June 24, 2011. The museum is located at City Hall Hornafjörður in an old fire station and the opening exhibition was the works of Svavars Guðnason which his widow Ásta Eiríksdóttr donated generously. About 250 works are now owned by the municipality and its agencies in addition Svavars works by more painters from Hornafjörður such as Bjarni ...
The Húsavík Museum Centre
History MuseumsNature MuseumsNorth of Iceland

The Húsavík Museum Centre

The Húsavík Museum Centre houses a variety of attractions, so don‘t miss the opportunity to experience what it has to offer. The Centre has two standing exhibitions: A new presentation, Man and Nature – 100 Years in Þingeyjarsýsla, which aims to provide insight into man‘s relationship with nature in this region in the period 1850-1950.  This interesting aspect of national culture is explored by juxtaposing ...
The French Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

The French Museum

The museum traces the history of French sailors in Iceland in an interesting and exciting way. It is situated in the French Hospital in Fáskrúðsfjörður, where the Icelandic Antiquities Preservation Society has rebuilt several period French houses, and restored them to their original state. ...
Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime Museum, The
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime Museum, The

The Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime museum displays interesting objects relating to fishing, iron work, boat building and the old ways of the Icelandic people. It displays a replica of Josafat’s father’s old iron workshop where Josafat studied and started his career. ...
Folk museum of Árnessýsla -“The House” at Eyrarbakki
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Folk museum of Árnessýsla -“The House” at Eyrarbakki

Folk museum of Árnessýsla -“The House” at Eyrarbakki, historical home of the Danish merchants built in 1765. Húsið is one of the oldest houses in Iceland and a beautiful monument of Eyrarbakki’s time as the biggest trading place on the south coast. Today one can enjoy exhibitions about the story and culture of the region. A famous piano, a shawl made out of human hair and the kings pot, are among the items ...
The East Iceland  Maritime Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

The East Iceland Maritime Museum

The East Iceland  Maritime museum mostly exhibits objects and utensils relating to fishing and seafaring in general. It also displays various reminders of local trade, industry and medicine  from  times past. The collection is in a commercial building, “Gamla búð”, built in 1816. ...
Aquarium and Museum of Natural History
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Aquarium and Museum of Natural History

At the Aquarium and Museum of Natural History Sæheimar you can see live specimens of fishes and other aquatic life, and even touch some. Most icelandic bird species are also on display along with a number of other natural objects. ...