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Snjáfjallasetur
History MuseumsNature MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Snjáfjallasetur

The Snjáfjallasetur Heritage Centre is located at Dalbær Snæfjallaströnd. At the centre visitors can see  exhibitions about Drangajökull Glacier, about the desolated farms in the region, about composer Sig­valdi Kalda­lóns and about the slaying of Basque whalers in 1615. ...
LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

LAVA – Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre

LAVA “Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Centre” will reveal the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland only 20 million years ago. LAVA is dedicated to the unique volcanoes and geology of Iceland.The Centre will feature an interactive educational exhibition exploring the art and science of geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland and an educational learning Centre for geology ...
Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History

Historical site with the ruins of a 16th century monastery and the home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Built in 1939 it is one of Iceland’s most valuable buildings, donated to the nation by the writer in 1948. Museum about Gunnarsson with exhibitions and events of various kind concerning local culture and nature. Personal guidance guaranteed. Lunch and cake buffet every day during the summer at the ...
Reykjavik Botanic Garden
Nature MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavik Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants. The garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. In summer there is a variety of events in the Botanic Garden and free guided tours in English are ...
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, ...
Harpa – Music and Conference Hall
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Harpa – Music and Conference Hall

Harpa, Music and Conference Hall – An Icelandic GemA new Icelandic cultural and conference centre.Harpa is designed by world famous artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen architects and Batteríið architects.Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and The Reykjavik Big Band. In addition, it serves as the main ...
Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum

Viðey Island is situated just off the coast of Reykjavík. In addition to beautiful natural surroundings, ancient ruins and rich historical background, you can also see the “Imagine Peace Tower” by Yoko Ono and the Milestones project by Richard Serra. The island is also the nesting ground for over 30 species of birds.Ferry schedule at www.videy.com ...
Viking World
History MuseumsReykjanes

Viking World

Visit Viking World And… Experience what it was like to sail a viking ship from Scandinavia to the east cost of North America! The viking ship is an exact replica of a ninth-century viking ship and was sailed across the Atlantic to New York as a part of the millennial celebration of Leifur Eiríksson’s journey to the New World.Vikings Of The North Atlantic At the museum you will The Story of the Viking ...
Quake 2008
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Quake 2008

A powerful earthquake, 6,3 Richter scale, struck the Southern part of Iceland at 3:45 pm on the 29 May 2008. The epicenter of the quake was about 2 Km southeast of Hvera­gerði. Highest alert was immediately announced in Hvera­gerði and neighboring areas as a huge aftershock was expected. The exhibition presents the huge impact that the earthquake had on Hvera­gerði. Screens show the recordings from ...
The Nordic House
Reykjavik

The Nordic House

The Nordic House an icon of Nordic aesthetics The Nordic House in Reykjavik is a cultural institution and an architectural gem situated in Vatsmýrin only 10 minuets walk from Reykjavik center. The Nordic House organizes a diverse program of cultural events  and exhibitions and is a venue for front row activities in the Icelandic cultural calendar. The house is designed by acclaimed Finnish modernist ...