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Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík
Nature MuseumsThe WestfjordsWest of Iceland

Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík

Do you want to see a polar bear, or jaw bones from the biggest animal on earth? Or pieces of huge trees from ancient Icelandic forests? Are you interested in birds, eggs, seals, foxes or minerals?Come for a visit! ...
Hekla Center
Natural Science MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Hekla Center

Splendid modern exhibition on Hekla, one of the world’s most famous volcanoes, believed in olden times to be the gateway to Hell. The exhibition provides insight into the overwhelming power of the volcano, and the way that Icelanders have lived with the mountain over the centuries. Various cultural events are held at the centre, which is decorated by an art piece made from lava by Ragna Róbertsdóttir. The ...
Pompei of the North – Eldheimar
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Pompei of the North – Eldheimar

The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar. Visitors get a glimpse into people’s lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The eruption started in the early hours of January 23 and lasted for 5 months. Eldheimar gives visitors the chance to go back in time and learn about this dramatic event. The highlight of the exhibition is the house on ...