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Crafts and design

This is your chance to look at and get to know Icelandic craft and design. Visit locals and learn first hand about unique and special design from North Iceland.   

Vogafjos Farm Resort
Welcome to Vogafjós Farm Resort The resort is located on the east coast of lake Mývatn. It consists of a cosy family-owned guesthouse, a restaurant next to a cowshed and a small boutique with unique local products. The guesthouse is located in a beautiful area, surrounded by lava rocks and birch trees. It is the perfect location for northern lights scouting. In good conditions the lights can be seen easily from outside the rooms. All our rooms have a private bathroom and a wireless internet connection. The reception is located on the other side of the road, inside Vogafjós Restaurant.   Restaurant Vogafjós Restaurant is located beside our cowshed. We offer homemade local food such as smoked trout, lamb shanks, beef burgers, mozzarella and salad cheese made from our own milk and our homemade Geysir rye bread which is baked in our underground bakery. The restaurant is fully licensed and specializes in high quality and healthy products. While enjoying your meal you can experience the great view of lake Mývatn or watch through a glass window when the cows are milked, at 7:30 am and 6:00 pm. Guests are also allowed to go inside the cowshed to pet the calves and even try the fresh milk.    Vogafjós Farm Resort is open all year round.   Vogafjós Resort Tel: (00354) 464 3800 vogafjos@vogafjos.is www.vogafjos.is facebook.com/vogafjosfarmresort www.instagram.com/vogafjosmyvatn
Kakalaskáli
Only 5 minutes drive from the ring road. History and Art Exhibition about the turmoils of 13th century Iceland: The exhibition gives insight into the tumultuous 13th century Iceland, focusing on the story of the Sturlungar clan chieftain Thordur kakali. The art exhibition is the fruit of on-site work by 14 artists from 10 countries, uniquely portraying the events of the era. Audio guides are available in several languages. The Staging of the Battle of Haugsnes (The Stone Army) - large scale outdoor installation: The bloodiest battle in the history of Iceland is undoubtedly the Battle of Haugsnes, April 19th 1246, which claimed 111 lives. The battle occurred during times of great turmoil in 13th century Iceland, as told by the Sturlunga Saga. The owner of Kakalaskáli and history enthusiast, Sigurður Hansen, has arranged 1320 rocks, a total of 600 tons, each representing a warrior on the fateful morning of the battle, moments before the two feuding clans clashed. Those who died in battle and the following days are marked wiht crosses. María's Workshop and Antiques Shop: Situated at Kakalaskáli and open during the same hours. Open Daily from June 1st. - August 31st. Hrs: 13-17 except on Mondays. Other times open by appointment. Please call +354 670-8822 for further information.
Husavik Museum - Safnahúsið
The Husavik Museum celebrates the vibrant and progressive history of the Þingeyjar Counties and is run by the District Cultural Center. The permanent exhibition “Daily Life and Nature” examines a century in the history of people whose relationship with nature was immediate and intimate in the years 1850-1950. Natural objects and man-made artefacts are displayed along with contemporary personal accounts by local people. The museum's other permanent exhibition is the Maritime Museum, which provides an insight into the evolution of fishing and boat building in the area, from the time of the rowboat to the age of the motorboat. A myriad of artefacts and a variety of boats are on display, many of which were built in Husavik. In 2021, UNESCO inscribed the Nordic clinker boat traditions on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and here you can view the craftsmanship involved in this tradition.  Additionally, there are two galleries that hold a diverse range of multi-annual art exhibitions. The building is also home to the District Archives as well as a large collection of art and photography.  The Husavik Museum is open to visitors all year round.  15 May - 31 August: Every day 11-17  1 September -14 May: Tue-Fri 13-16 and Sat 11-16 Entrance fee Admission: 2.200 ISK Pensioners/Students*: 1.700 ISK Disabled*/Children: Free Members of ICOM*: Free Groups (10+): 1.900 ISK *ID required A single entry ticket gives you access to The Husavik Museum - Safnahúsið, Grenjaðarstaður - The Old Turf House, Snartarstaðir - District Folk Museum & Sauðanes - District Folk Museum once during the calendar year 2024.
Sauðaneshús - District Folk Museum
The oldest stone house in Þingeyjar Counties, Sauðaneshús, is located 7 km´s north of the town of Þórshöfn. Today, it serves as the home of the region’s folk museum, which tells the story of life in Langanes Peninsula and how its residents have used their prosperous surroundings to endure through the ages in this unforgiving yet spectacular environment. A new exhibition opened in 2022, curated by two Icelandic artists who are the caretakers at Sauðaneshús during the summer as well. Open from 15th of June to 15th of August, 13-17. Closed on Mondays.  Entrance fee Admission: 1.500 ISK Pensioners/Students*: 1.100 ISK Disabled*/Children: Free Members of ICOM*: Free Groups (10+): 1.300 ISK *ID required It is also possible to buy an entry ticket (2.200 ISK) that gives you access to The Husavik Museum - Safnahúsið, Grenjaðarstaður - The Old Turf House, Snartarstaðir - District Folk Museum & Sauðaneshús - District Folk Museum once during the calendar year 2024. 
KIDKA Wool factory shop
Our company KIDKA is one of the biggest knitting factories in Iceland and its name stands for beautiful and high-quality wool products, which are fashionable, comfortable and genuine Icelandic. You can find our products in shops all over Iceland. Our factory is situated in the beautiful Miðfjörður area, in the small town Hvammstangi, halfway between Reykjavík and Akureyri, just 5 min from the main Road 1. KIDKA sweaters, cardigans, and accessories are knitted by knitting machines. If you stop by in Hvammstangi you are welcome to take a look at our factory and see it yourself.  A visit to the KIDKA Wool factory provides a unique insight into the genuine Icelandic way of knitwear production. We like to show you how your sweater is made.In our cozy factory shop, you can purchase our KIDKA wool products or buy some hand-knitted wool products for a good price. We are also in Reykjavík: KIDKA Wool ShopLaugavegur 54, 101 Reykjavík.kidka@simnet.is  www.kidka.com
The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum
The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum collects artworks by artists who have hitherto been seen as outside the cultural mainstream, often also called naïve or brut – artists who have a real and direct connection to an original creative spirit; true, unspoiled and free. The core collection consists today of about 140,000 artworks and sketches by over 300 artists, dating from the mid-19th century to the present. The Museum is located in North Iceland, on the eastern side of Eyjafjörður, just about 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Akureyri.  10 to 12 new exhibitions every year. Appartment to rent Opening hours: 10.oo - 17oo from first Saturday in May until second Sunday in September.Phone 461-4066
Dóra's Art Studio
Listakot Dóru studio and gallery on the farm Vatnsdalshólar.  Theme exhibitions in the summer where artists from the north-west take on folklore, antiquities or places. The artist who runs the gallery paints oil paintings - cards and candles. She makes gifts according to personal wishes. She also makes works of art that fall under the cycle system.
Rúnalist Stórhól - Art craft and animals
Local hand craft for sale.  Natural Icelandic materials from Skagafjörður, leather, fish leather, hides and wool.
Soap and candlemaking
Sillukot ehf is a small family company located in Gunnarsstaðir in Þistilfjörður that produces, handmade soaps, candles and lip balm as well as runs a sheep farm. Emphasis is placed on using natural and good raw materials in the production.  Alongside soap and candle making, there is a small gallery in Gunnarsstaðir and an online store that sells the company's products
Hof Cultural and Conference Center
Hof Cultural Centre is located in downtown Akureyri and is one of the greatest landmarks of the town. With the circular building’s exterior being inspired by the Icelandic columnar igneous rocks, the building makes a clear and deserved mark on the town and attracts a number of guests all year round. Hof is an information centre for travellers and is therefore a popular destination for tourists visiting Akureyri. The majestic design of the building’s exterior as well as interior creates a welcoming atmosphere and is admired by both guests and those just passing by.  Hof Cultural Centre is the heart of northern Icelandic culture and provides services across the entire north-east corner of the country with a great variety of events. So including foreign travellers the centre attracts thousands of guests from all over the country annually with it’s great melange of cultural and artistic events, concerts, conferences, meetings and so on and so forth.   The operations of Hof Cultural Centre is in the hands of Akureyri Culture Company, which also oversees the production and project co-ordination of most of the events that take place both at Hof and Samkomuhúsið. Besides that the ACC also oversees the renting out of Hof’s many halls and spaces for all kinds of events and thus contributes to the growing supply of a diverse cultural input in the North. 
Guesthouse Gullsól
Our guesthouse stands in the heart of Grimsey island. We are located just above the harbor with amazing views thereover. Our house is 3 stories high and the top two stories host the guesthouse while the bottom floor hosts our small handicraft store and café.   The guesthouse offers 6 rooms: 3 single bedrooms Two rooms with 120cm beds (For 1-2 people) One room with two single sized beds.   We also offer a toddler travel bed available for our guests free of charge.   Our bathroom is on the top floor and is shared by all guests. Free WIFI is included for all guests. We exclusively offer made up beds with high-quality sheets and two pillows for each guest. Each guest also gets a big towel and a washcloth to use during their stay. More offered for longer stays if requested.   We have a fully prepared kitchen which can be shared and used by all of our guests. The kitchen includes a fridge, stovetop, oven, microwave, coffee maker, sandwich maker, toaster, tea kettle and more appliances. Our kitchen table seats 8 people and furthermore next to the kitchen is the living room with a couch and two lounge chairs as well as a tv and a little bookcase.   On the first floor of the house through a separate entrance, we have a split space with both a little coffee house offering waffles with whipped cream, chocolate, and home-made jam as well as tea, coffee, and hot cocoa. The other side has a little handicraft store with Grímsey island made handcrafted things like wool sweaters, gloves, and hats. Also, we offer souvenirs and a document stating you‘ve crossed over the arctic circle.   For bookings and other information visit our website www.gullsol.is or send us an email at gullsol@gullsol.is
Gilhagi Woolmill
Woolmill at a farm where you get to see and learn about the process of spinning wool from sheep into woolen garments. Pure undye Icelandic wool, locally sourced from farmers, spun in natural icelandic sheep colors in small woolmill at the farm. The icelandic wool has unique properties that shines through in our yarn and fully knitted garments.Farmshop is located at entrance of woolmill where you can access our and local products.Farmshop is open daily from 11-18.The woolyarn is undyed and is in natural colours of the icelandic sheep.Spun and fully processed at the farm.Pure, icelandic, fully biodegradable woolyarn locally sourced straight from farmers in the arctic north.(over winter months we recommend to get in touch about road condition and opening hours)
Hólabak Gift Shop
Hólabak Gift Shop is located on a farm in the midst of the beautiful countryside of North West Iceland. We produce our own textile and gift products and offer a carefully picked selection of local handicrafts and souvenirs. Our product range is inspired by Icelandic nature and the farm’s surroundings. We offer a truly unique shopping experience.

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Trade Museum Bardusa Brekkugata 4 530 Hvammstangi 451-2747
Greta´s House of Clay Litli-Ós 531 Hvammstangi 451-2482
Womens Collage Exhibition Árbraut 31 540 Blönduós 892-4928
Flóra culture house Sigurhæðir 600 Akureyri 661-0207
Daladýrð Brúnagerði 601 Akureyri 863-3112
Arnarnes Álfasetur Arnarnes 604 Akureyri 894-5358
Medieval Days at Gásir Þelamerkurskóli 604 Akureyri 462-4162
Brúnir - Horse, Home food and Art Brúnir 605 Akureyri 863-1470
Dyngjan - listhús Fíflbrekka 605 Akureyri 899-8770