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Museums

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Museums

Every town has museums representing many different aspects of life in Iceland. The culture and way of life from past centuries is commemorated in historical museums showing artefacts of olden days, mostly relating to the traditional occupations of agriculture and fishing. Natural science museums focus on representative samples and noteworthy characteristics of Iceland´s geology, flora and fauna.

Others

Ólafsfjörður Nature Museum
  • Aðalgata 14
  • 625 Ólafsfjörður
  • 466-2651, 848-4071
Fræðasetur um forystufé
  • Svalbarð
  • 681 Þórshöfn
  • 852-8899
Hólar Church
  • Hólar í Hjaltadal
  • 551 Sauðárkrókur
  • 453-6300
Womens Collage Exhibition
  • Árbraut 31
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 893-4341, 452-4310
The Old Warehouse
  • 565 Hofsós
  • 530-2200, 453-7935
Chapel at Gröf
  • Skagafjörður
  • 566 Hofsós
  • 453-8373
Reynistaður
  • Reynistaður
  • 560 Varmahlíð
  • 453-6173, 455-6161
Vatnsdæla on a tapestry
  • Árbraut 31
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 898-4290
Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri
  • Hjalteyri
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 461-1450, 692-7450
Þingeyrar church
  • Þingeyrum
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 895-4473
Víðimýri Church
  • Víðimýri
  • 560 Varmahlíð
Vikingland
  • Moldhaugar
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 899-1072
Hjalteyri
  • Þelamerkurskóli
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 896-8412
Old Toys on display in Friðbjarnarhus
  • Aðalstræti 46
  • 600 Akureyri
  • 863-4531
Hraun in Öxnadalur
  • Þelamerkurskóli
  • 601 Akureyri
  • 460 1750

North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri