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Local Museum Hvoll

The museum's collection comprises thousands of items. The natural history collection contains a large number of Icelandic birds and mammals, the most popular of which is the polar bear.

There are exhibits on a number of people from the district who became nationally famous, such as Jóhann Pétursson, known as "the Giant", and president Dr. Kristján Eldjárn.

One room at the museum is dedicated to the earthquake that struck Dalvik in 1934 (6.2 on the Richter scale).

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
June 1st - August 31st: 11:00-18:00 11:00-18:00 11:00-18:00
September 1st - May 31st: Closed 14:00-17:00 Closed
Also open on request.

Local Museum Hvoll

Karlsrauðatorg

GPS Points N65° 58' 26.295" W18° 31' 47.528"
Telephone

+354 460-4928

Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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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

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