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Saga Museum

Type: Vikings Literature Grandagarður 2, 101

The Saga Museum intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic history, moments that have determined the fate of our people and which give a compelling view into how Icelanders have lived for mor.....

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The National Museum of Iceland

Type: Vikings Heritage Literature Art Industry Suðurgata 41, 101

The National Museum's permanent exhibition tells the story of Iceland, from the settlement to the present day. Multimedia displays, a hands-on room with costumes and games and information folders e.....

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Culture House

Type: Vikings Heritage Literature Art Hverfisgata 15, 101

The exhibition Points of View in the Culture House takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six in.....

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The Settlement Exhibition & Settlement Sagas

Type: Vikings Heritage Literature Art Industry Aðalstræti 16, 101

At The Settlement Exhibition in Aðalstræti visitors can experience the settlement of Iceland in late 9th century through two remarkable exhibitions. The Settlement Exhibition revolves .....

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The Einar Jónsson Museum, opened in 1923, is dedicated to the art of Iceland´s  first sculptor, Einar Jónsson (1874- 1954). The museum contains close to 300 art works spanning a 60 year career. A b.....

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The Settlement Centre is housed in two of the oldest buildings in the town of Borgarnes. Two exhibitions are the focus of the Settlement Centre: The Settlement Exhibition employs sophisticated l.....

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Step into the Viking Era at Eiríksstaðir, which has a unique place in Icelandic history. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of a recreation of the farmstead of Erik the Red, disco.....

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The Skagafjörður Heritage Museum is a centre for conservation and research on local history and cultural heritage in the Skagafjörður district. It's exhibitions are located at the Minjahús (The Her.....

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Skriðuklaustur is a historical site with the ruins of a 16th century monastery which was revealed in an archeaological excavation in the years 2002-2012. It was an Augustinian cloister, establis.....

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Árbær Open Air Museum

Type: Heritage Literature Art Music Industry Kistuhylur, 110

This unique museum was founded in 1957 in order to give visitors a tangible sense of Reykjavík’s past. It comprises a village-like collection of over twenty “homes,” each of which is a separate exh.....

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The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar. The people of Heimaey had to leave their homes in the middle of the night and evacuate the island, many of them never saw .....

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The Saga Centre in Hvolsvöllur offers a unique Njal´s Saga exhibition, where Njal´s Saga, the most famous of the medieval Sagas of Iclanders is Introduced in several languages. The exhibition gi.....

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Skógar Museum

Type: Heritage Industry Skógasafn, 861

Skógar Museum is the largest Folk Museum outside the Reykjavík area.  It preserves among other things old tools, implements, art and craft, textiles, a church and farm houses fully furnished, sh.....

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The Sagnheimar museum gives a good insight into the unique histstory of Vestmannaeyjar: fishing, pirate invasion in 1627, volcanic eruption of Heimaey, Þjóðhátíð festival, travels of icelandic m.....

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Interesting and informative exhibitions dedicated to local history and the life and work of the author Þórbergur Þórðarson (1889-1974),  one of Iceland’s most significant twentieth-century autho.....

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The Skagaströnd Museum of Prophecies opend the summer of 2011. The exhibition focuses on Þórdís the fortune-teller, the first named inhabitant of Skagaströnd, who lived there in the late 10th ce.....

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Fishing has always played a major role in Iceland’s history. However, before the superbly equipped modern trawlersappeared, ordinary farmer-fishermen regularly risked their lives in order to feed t.....

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Viking World

Type: Vikings Literature Víkingabraut 1, 260

The uniquely attractive Viking World Centre houses the Viking ship, Íslendingur, built by the craftsman-captain, Gunnar Marel Eggertsson, who sailed it to New York in the year 2000. There are al.....

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Akureyri Museum

Type: Heritage Folklore Buildings Minjasafnið á Akureyri, 600

Well designed exhibitions and the beautiful museum garden with its 19th century church is not to be missed if you visit Akureyri. Interesting and unique artifacts can be found in the exhibitions.....

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The House at EyrarbakkiHúsið (The House) at Eyrarbakki is one of Iceland’s oldest buildings, built in 1765 when Danish merchants were allowed to overwinter in Iceland for the fi.....

The Hornafjörður Art Museum

Type: Heritage Art Industry Buildings Litlubrú 2, 780

Art museum in Hornafjörður, dedicated to the memory of Svavar Guðnason who was born in Hornafjörður 1909. He moved to Denmark and was active in the COBRA movement and one of Iceland’s best known.....

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The Hafnarfjörður Museum exhibits cultural artefacts and photographs of the town and its surrounding region. Housed in a number of buildings and outposts around Hafnarfjörður, the museum's colle.....

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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,.....

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The Westfjord Heritage Museum is situated at the tip of the small spit on which the town of Ísafjörður is located. The museum building is one of four 18th century houses that have been renovated.....

Snorrastofa in Reykholt

Type: Vikings Heritage Literature Reykholt, 320

Snorrastofa in Reykholt is an independent research centre established in 1995. The centre is located in Reykholt in West Iceland, the main residence of Iceland’s greatest medieval writer, poet, .....

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Many people know Icelandic artists such as the Sucarcubes, Björk, Sigur Rós and Of Monsters and Men. What’s their story? What’s their background? And how did these bands become so successful com.....

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Duus Museum

Type: Art Industry Folklore Food Heritage Duusgata 2-8, 230

Duus Museum is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær. It houses the exhibition halls for the local museums, concert halls and halls for mixed cultural activities.  The exhibitions cover fi.....

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The Jón Sigurdsson Museum

Type: Heritage Buildings Food Hrafnseyri,

Located in the stunning Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords, Hrafnseyri celebrates the life and work of Jón Sigurðsson (1811-1879), the leader of the 19th century Icelandic Independence movement, wh.....

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Garðskagi Museum

Type: Folklore Industry Buildings Skagabraut 100, 250

The municipal museum in Garðskagi is located in a natural paradise, which blends the beauty of the landscape with its rich animal and bird life. The museum was first opened in November 1995 in t.....

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East Iceland Heritage Museum

Type: Folklore Nature Heritage Laufskógar 1, 700

The East Iceland Heritage Museum preserves the history of East Iceland by collecting and preserving things that reflect the society, culture and everyday life of people in the area, from past to.....

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Teigarhorn

Type: Monuments Heritage Buildings Nature Teigarhorn Natural Monument and Nature Preserve, 765

The so-called Weywadt house was built in 1880-1882 by Niels Weywadt (1814-1883), director of the Ørum and Wulff enterprise at Djúpivogur. He came to Iceland around 1840 and married a Danish woma.....

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Langabúð

Type: Heritage Buildings Monuments Langabúð, 765

Langabúð is one of Iceland´s oldest commercial buildings. While the south end dates back to 1790, the building took on its present appearance in 1850 when the northern part was added. The.....

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