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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 ...
Petra’s Mineral Collection
East of IcelandNature Museums

Petra’s Mineral Collection

Petra’s Mineral Collection Ljósbjörg Petra María Sveinsdóttir was fascinated by stones all her life and became a serious stone collector in 1946. Her stones and minerals are mainly from Stöðvarfjörður and Eastern Iceland as Petra did not spend much time looking for stones in other parts of Iceland. In 1974 Petra decided that her home would be open to everyone wishing to look at her stones. Since then ...
The Museum of Natural History in Neskaupstaður
East of IcelandNature Museums

The Museum of Natural History in Neskaupstaður

The Museum of Natural History in Neskaupstaður is a newand interesting museum which displays the best of Icelandic nature; Icelandic mammals, shellfish, birds, insects and stone collection as well as specimens from the East Icelandic flora. ...
The Icelandic Wilderness Center
East of IcelandNature Museums

The Icelandic Wilderness Center

Visiting the Wilderness Center is an adventure. As soon as guests park their cars and cross the old wooden bridge at the Wilderness Center, they step into the past. Every detail at the premises has been remade in the original style to make the visitor feel as if taking part in an adventure of the past. ...
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 ...