Page 1

Three major Icelandic artists are now a part of the international Art souvenir series.

Gustav Vgi Vigeland Detail from DemasquĂŠe by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

souvenir

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

Vgi

hdjkZc^g– Gustav Vigeland

souvenir

-7&2

Vgi

5IFCPPLDPOUBJOTQJDUVSFTPGCFBVUJGVMBSUXPSLTCZBMMUIF NPTUJNQPSUBOUPGUIF4LBHFO1BJOUFST"TIPSUJOUSPEVDUJPOJT XSJUUFOCZ)PMHFS,PFGPFE BSUIJTUPSJBO

%VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH 8LSVRXSR6H '&32(3\JSVH 9/ IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ I S BN 9979-787-06-6

GU D R U N

[IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

G

Jacket-hight

²5IJTDPVOUSZJTNJME TNJMJOH GBOUBTUJD NJHIUZ XJME XPOEFSGVM BOEBXFJOTQJSJOHJUJT4LBHFO°UIFSFJTOPPUIFSQMBDFPO 8LIWXYHMSGEWXPI8EVZEWTmm UIFGBDFPGUIJTFBSUIMJLFJU³5IJTJTIPXUIF/PSXFHJBOQBJOUFS RS[EHE]WXLI+EPPIR/EPPIPE 4YFPMWLIHF] $ISJTUJBO,SPIHEFTDSJCFT4LBHFO 1YWIYQ[EWHIWMKRIHF]

Vgi

%OWIPM+EPPIR/EPPIPEERH[EW GSQTPIXIHMR)\TVIWWMRK XLIWTMVMXSJ.YKIRHWXMPXLILSYWI [EWTVMQEVMP]MRXIRXIHXSFI +EPPIR/EPPIPEÂŤWWXYHMS8SHE] QYWIYQÂŤWGSPPIGXMSRWGSRWMWXSJ +EPPIR/EPPIPEÂŤWQER]WMHIHEVX LMWIXLRSKVETLMGEPGSPPIGXMSRW publishing TIVWSREPFIPSRKMRKWERHEVGLMZI

GU D R U N

GU D R U N TYFPMWLMRK %VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH 8LSVRXSR6H '&32(3\JSVH 9/

IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ ISBN 9979-787-16-3

Skagen Vgi Painters

G

souvenir ²"MJGFPGDVMUVSF³JTOPUUIFžSTUXPSEUPNJOE XIFOZPVNFOUJPOUIF7JLJOH"HF#VUBSUBOE DVMUVSF¿PVSJTIFEJONBOZXBZTJOUIPTFEBZT

Vgi

Holger Koefoed (b. 1945) Art Historian with degree from the University of Oslo. He has written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art.

Jacket-hight

+YRREV&/ZEVER &SVRMR6I]ONEZMO-GIPERH MR4L(MR%VX,MWXSV] JVSQP®9RMZIVWMXqHI4VSZIRGI %M\IR4VSZIRGI*VERGI (MVIGXSVSJ8LI½WQYRHYV 7ZIMRWWSR7GYPTXYVI1YWIYQ 6I]ONEZuO-GIPERH  -RGSVTSVEXIHMRXSXLI VIWTSRWMFMPMXMIWSJ(MVIGXSV SJ6I]ONEZuO1YRMGMTEP%VX 1YWIYQWMRGI (MVIGXSV SJ8LI6I]ONEZMO%VX1YWIYQ JVSQ(MVIGXSVSJ 8LI&IVKIR%VX1YWIYQ &IVKIR2SV[E]JVSQ Front Flaps (MVIGXSVSJ8LI%WXVYT *IEVRPI]1YWIYQSJ1SHIVR %VX3WPS2SV[E]WMRGI

Jacket-hight

I]ZHXgZVbWn:YkVgYBjcX]

He has also worked at the Norwegian National Gallery and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Oslo. Currently Associate Professor

souvenir

at the National College of Art and Design, Flaps

Oslo / Faculty of

Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts, Department of Humanities.

An ornate silver brooch from Denmark.

6ccV6cX]Zg, painted by PS Krøyer.

Viking Art

5IJTEFMJHIUGVMMJUUMFCPPLJTBJNFEBUUIFHFOFSBM SFBEFS *UDPOUBJOTBCSJFGNFOUJPOPGUIFEJGGFSFOU BSUJTUJDTUZMFTBOEGPSNTUIBUIBWFDPNFEPXOUP VTGSPNUIF7JLJOHQFSJPE Holger Koefoed (b. 1945) 5IFCPPLDPOUBJOTNPSFUIBOQJDUVSFTPGJN Art Historian with degree from QPSUBOUBSUFGBDUTEBUJOHGSPN7JLJOHUJNFTBMPOH the University of Oslo. He has XJUIGBNPVTRVPUBUJPOTGSPN7JLJOH"HFMJUFSBUVSF written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art.

Vgi He has also worked at the

Norwegian National Gallery

and the National Museum of Contemporary Art both, in Oslo.

at the National College of Art

GU D R U N

and Design, Oslo / Faculty of publishing

G

Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts,

Department of Humanities.

souvenir

www.artsouvenir.co.uk

Holger Koefoed (b. 1945) Art Historian with degree from the University of Oslo. He has written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art.

Vgi

Art Historian with degree from the University of Oslo. He has written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art. He has also worked at the Norwegian National Gallery

and the National Museum of

and the National Museum of

Contemporary Art, both in

Contemporary Art, both in

Currently Associate Professor

at the National College of Art

and Design, Oslo / Faculty of

G

Holger Koefoed (b. 1945)

He has also worked at the

Norwegian National Gallery

Oslo.

ISBN 9979-787-08-2

Currently Associate Professor

[IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

souvenir

6c\gnHbVaa7dn¸H^ccViV\\Zcšby Gustav Vigeland

Vgi

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

art

Viking Art

GU D R U N TYFPMWLMRK

G

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

GU D R U N

5IJTCPPLJTUIFQFSGFDUTPVWFOJSGPSFWFSZ POFUIBUCFDPNFTGBTDJOBUFECZ7JHFMBOEÂľT VOJRVFTDVMQUVSFT

art publishing

art

Spine

Flaps

Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts,

Department of Humanities.

souvenir

Jacket-hight

G

Spine

%ÂłEPWXIMRR-RKzPJWWSR F  TPNFPGUIFNPTUGBNPVTPGIJTTUVOOJOHMZ WXYHMIHPMXIVEXYVIERHEVX CFBVUJGVMBSUXPSLT LMWXSV]MR7GSXPERHXLI9/ -XEP]ERH7[IHIR,ILEWE 5IFCPPLDPOUBJOTQJDUVSFTPG.VODIÂľT QEWXIVWHIKVIIMRPMXIVEXYVI QBJOUJOHT MJUIPHSBQIJFTBOEESBXJOHT BOE ERHPERKYEKILMWXSV]JVSQXLI BTIPSUJOUSPEVDUJPOUP.VODICZBSUIJTUP 9RMZIVWMX]SJ7X%RHVI[WMR SJBO)PMHFS,PFGPFE 7GSXPERHERHEQEWXIVWHIKVII MREVXLMWXSV]JVSQ'SYVXEYPH -RWXMXYXISJ%VXMR0SRHSR ,I[SVOIHEWEREVXLMWXSVMER JSV6I]ONEZuO%VX1YWIYQERH 8LI2EXMSREP+EPPIV]SJ-GIPERH ISBN 9979-787-03-1 EQSRKSXLIVEVXMRWXMXYXMSRW ,ILEWXEYKLXEX-GIPERHÂŞW %GEHIQ]SJXLI%VXWERHLEW Back publishing Flaps FIIREGXMZIEWEREVXGVMXMGERHFront EGYPXYVEPIHMXSVMR-GIPERHMG QIHME

Front

Jacket-hight

Spine

G

5IF4LBHFO1BJOUFSTXFSFBHSPVQPG4DBOEJOBWJBOBSUJTUTXIP hdjkZc^g– Edvard Munch DBNFUPHFUIFSBSPVOEUIFUVSOPGUIFUXFOUJFUIDFOUVSZJO4LB -7&2 HFO %FONBSLÂľTOPSUIFSONPTUQPJOU XIFSFUXPPDFBOTNFFU hdjkZc^g– Skagen Painters 5IFZGPSNFEBQBSUJDVMBSTDIPPMPGQBJOUJOH JOTQJSFECZUIF VOJRVFRVBMJUZPGMJHIUBU4LBHFO -7&2

hdjkZc^g– Edvard Munch

5IFUBTUFGVMMZEFTJHOFECPPLDPOUBJOT QJDUVSFTPGTPNFPGIJTCFTULOPXOXPSLT BOEBTIPSUJOUSPEVDUJPOUP7JHFMBOECZBSU 4YFPMWLIHF] IJTUPSJBO)PMHFS,PFGPFE

GU D R U N

Edvard Munch

&EWBSE.VODIJTUIFCFTULOPXOPGBMM /PSXFHJBOBSUJTUT)JTBSUJTBTBMJWFBOE TJHOJžDBOUUPEBZBTJUXBTJOIJTPXOUJNF *OUIJTUBTUFGVMMZEFTJHOFECPPLXFHFUBO JOTJHIUJOUPIJTUIPVHIUTBOEBOPWFSWJFXPG

(ERMIPPI/ZEVERFSVR MR1EVWIMPPIWMR 5IJTCPPLJTNBEFJODPPQFSBUJPOXJUIUIF3FZLKBWrL"SU KVEHYEXIHJVSQ%M\IR .VTFVN 4VSZIRGI9RMZIVWMX]MR GPEWWMGEPWXYHMIW(ERMIPPI 4YFPMWLIHF] MWXLIJSVIQSWX)VVzWGLSPEV U D R U N TYFPMWLMRK ERHLEWTYFPMWLIHFSSOW %VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH SRXLIEVXMWXERHGYVEXIH 8LSVRXSR6H I\LMFMXMSRWSJLMW[SVO7LI '&32(3\JSVH PMZIWMR3WPS[LIVIWLILEW 9/ FIIR[SVOMRKJSVXLI*VIRGL ISBN 978-9935-422-02-6 IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ KSZIVRQIRXEWEHMVIGXSV [IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ JSVXLI'IRXVIHÂŤMRJSVQEXMSR Flaps publishing Back FlapsWYVPE*VERGI7LIMWE Front GSRWYPXERX[MXLXLI)VVz 1YWIYQMR6I]ONEZuO

&WFSZ/PSXFHJBOLOPXT(VTUBW7JHFMBOEBOE NPTUUPVSJTUTWJTJUUIF7JHFMBOETQBSLFOXIFO hdjkZc^g– Viking Art -7&2 UIFZWJTJU0TMP

-7&2

souvenir

Jacket-hight

hdjkZc^g– Gustav Vigeland

-7&2

Vgi

Ă smundur

Sveinsson Vgi

souvenir

Jacket-hight

hdjkZc^g– Viking Art

Vgi

G

Flaps

Edvard Munch

[IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

Spine

Front

souvenir

ISBN 978-9935-422-03-3 IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

Vgi

hdjkZc^g– Gustav Vigeland

-7&2

Vgi

Skagen Painters

9/

I S B N 9 7 8 -9 9 3 5 -4 2 2 -0 1 -9

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

souvenir

Vgi

souvenir

'&32(3\JSVH

MRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

Flaps

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

souvenir

-7&2 ÇTNVOEVS4WFJOTTPOXBTPOFPGUIFQJPOFFSTPG*DFMBOEJD TDVMQUVSFBOEXBTžSTUBOEGPSFNPTUJOTQJSFECZ*DFMBOEJD hdjkZc^g– Skagen Painters OBUVSFBOEMJUFSBUVSF BTXFMMBTCZUIFQFPQMFJUTFMG)JT -7&2 NBTTJWF QPXFSGVMBOETPNFUJNFTQSPWPDBUJWFXPSLT BSFBLJOUPUIFXPOESPVTGPSNBUJPOTUIBUDBOCFTFFOJO *DFMBOEJDOBUVSF)FNBOBHFEUPBEPQUUIFNBJODVSSFOUT JODSFBUJWFMFOEJOHUIFNBEJTUJODUOBUJPOBMDIBSBDUFS

Vgi

8LSVRXSR6H

[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

Gustav Vigeland

%VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH

0SRHSR

Vgi

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

4YFPMWLIHF]

+YHVYR4YFPMWLMRK%VX7SYZIRMV0XH

Front

Akseli

hdjkZc^g– Skagen Painters

GU D R U N TYFPMWLMRK

Back

GallenVgi Kallela

JOEFQFOEFOU'JOMBOE

Back

Flaps

Vgi

GU D R U N

(BMMFO,BMMFMBJTPOFPGUIFCFTUMPWFEBOEBSUJTUTJO'JO -7&2 MBOE5PUIFQSFTFOUEBZIJTXPSLJTIJHIMZBQQSFDJBUFEJO &VSPQFBOE"NFSJDB"MPOHTJEFXJUI+FBO4JCFMJVTµNVTJD IFWFSZNVDIEF¾OFT'JOOJTIBSUBUUIFUJNFPGUIFCJSUIPG

5IF#PPLJTQSPEVDFEJODPPQFSBUJPOXJUIUIF"LTFMJ (BMMFO,BMMFMB.VTFVNJO'JOMBOE

JĂłhannes art Kjarval

Spine

Ă smundur Sveinsson

art publishing

4YFPMWLIHF]

souvenir

souvenir

Vgi

G

Flaps

Front

Vgi

8LIFSSOGSRXEMRWTMGXYVIWSJZEVMSYWXLIGRMUYIERH MWQEHI[MXLXLILIPTERHGSSTIVEXMSRSJXLI6I]ONEZuO %VX1YWIYQ

Vgi

hdjkZc^g– Edvard Munch

-7&2

Vgi

Spine

art

Vgi

5IJTJTBOFYUFOTJWFTFSJFT

JĂłhannes Kjarval

IS B N 9 7 8 -9 9 3 5 - 422-00-2

Back

souvenir

ErrĂł

MRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

BOEUIFNBUJDBSUCPPLT

XXXBSUTPVWFOJSDPVL

[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

JTBTFSJFTPGNPOPHSBQIT

GPSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO &]GSQQSRGSRWIRX.zLERRIW7ZIMRWWSR/NEVZEP

ÂŚ MWXLIKVIEXIWXTEMRXIV-GIPERHLEW TVSHYGIHEW[IPPEWXLIQSWX-GIPERHMGMR XIQTIVEQIRX

0SRHSR

´*OUIFXPSME MJGFBOEOBUVSFUIFSFBSFPOMZCFBVUJGVMUBMFT  hdjkZc^g– Viking Art BOEXIFOUIFEPPSPQFOT TUFQJOBOEžMMZPVSTPVMXJUI -7&2 UIFNÂľ"LTFMJ(BMMFO,BMMFMB  

Flaps

ÂŞ=SYWLSYPHRÂŤXXEOIEVXXSSWIVMSYWP]ÂŚMXÂŤWJEVXSS FWFSZZFBS1MFBTFDPOTVMU WIVMSYWJSVXLEXÂŤ.zLERRIW/NEVZEP 

GPSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO

Flaps

art souvenir souvenir

XJUIOFXUJUMFTBEEFE

&SSwPODFTBJE´1BJOUJOHJTBQSJWBUFGPSNPG6UPQJBUIF QMFBTVSFPGCFJOHDPOUSBEJDUPSZ UIFIBQQJOFTTJOCFJOH BMPOFBHBJOTUBMM UIFKPZPGQSPWPDBUJPO¾

Back

Spine

Detail from New Jersey by ErrĂł

ErrĂł

FWFSZZFBS1MFBTFDPOTVMU DBOOPUCFTBJEUPCFMPOHUPBOZPOFPGUIFTFJOQBSUJDVMBS XXXBSUTPVWFOJSDPVL &SSwJTBGSFFFMFDUSPOXJUIJOUIFXPSMEPGDPOUFNQPSBSZBSU

5IJTCPPLJTCPUIBOBQQFUJ[FSBOEBTPVWFOJSPG&SSw‹T XPSL5IFCPPLJTQSPEVDFEJODPPQFSBUJPOXJUIUIF 3FZLKBWrL"SU(BMMFSZ UIFPXOFSPGUIFXPSME‹TMBSHFTU&SSw 4YFPMWLIHF] DPMMFDUJPO5FYUJTXSJUUFOCZ"SUIJTUPSJBOBOE&SSwTQFDJBM +YHVYR4YFPMWLMRK%VX7SYZIRMV0XH JTU %BOJFMMF,WBSBO

Flaps

souvenir

art

Front

art

JTBTFSJFTPGNPOPHSBQIT

Back

art

art souvenir

souvenir

Spine

souvenir

N

Flaps

BOEUIFNBUJDBSUCPPLT 5IF*DFMBOEJDBSUJTU&SSw IBTMPOHCFFOBNBKPSžHVSFPG 5IJTJTBOFYUFOTJWFTFSJFT UIFJOUFSOBUJPOBMDPOUFNQPSBSZBSUTDFOF)FJTMJOLFEUP XJUIOFXUJUMFTBEEFE 4VSSFBMJTN /BSSBUJWF'JHVSBUJPO BOE1PQ"SU CVUIJTXPSL

N

ng

Museums, Exhibitions, National Parks & Head Churches

Available in all major Museums, Galleries & Bookstores. Back

ng

t

The Museum Guide 2012

I n s p ir in g C om p any

art

t

art souvenir

Oslo. Currently Associate Professor at the National College of Art and Design, Oslo / Faculty of Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts, Department of Humanities.

G


MuseuMs, exhibitions, national Parks & head ChurChes

Gudrun R e y k j av Ă­ k 2 0 1 2


The maps in The museum Guide have been supporTed by Ja.is and samsýn.

iceland.ja.is, take a look at ouR on-line tRavel guide

The museum Guide is brouGhT To you by eimskip FlyTJandi

www.n1.is

95 SERVICE AREAS ALL AROUND ICELAND you will Find your Free copy oF The museum Guide aT n1


The museum Guide is brouGhT To you by budGeT iceland

The museum Guide is brouGhT To you by avis iceland


TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface by the Director of the National Museum of Iceland.

5

On the Exportation of Objects of Cultural Value...................

6

Central Reykjavik.......................................................................

8

The Greater Reykjavik Area......................................................

26

The West....................................................................................

40

The Westfjords...........................................................................

50

The North West ........................................................................

64

Akureyri......................................................................................

80

The North East .........................................................................

86

The East ....................................................................................

98

The South . ................................................................................

114

The Reykjanes Peninsula...........................................................

134

Index...........................................................................................

140

Wheelchair access Refreshments Souvenir shop


Preface to the National Museum of Iceland Handbook Summer is the time for museums in Iceland. All over the country museums and collections await travelers to come and enjoy the exhibitions and learn about Icelandic cultural and natural heritage. These exhibitions cover history, art and nature to enrich and deepen our understanding about who we are, where we come from, and where we are heading. According to the Icelandic Museum Act, museums are “organizations, open to the public, whose role it is to collect and preserve sources about humankind, its history, environment and landscape, examine and exchange information and have it displayed so it can be used for research, education and entertainment.” Museums therefore play an important role in the community. The National Museum of Iceland is the Head museum for national heritage preservation. In addition to the National Museum of Iceland there are two other Head museums in Iceland: the National Gallery of Iceland, covering artistic heritage and the Icelandic Museum of Natural History, covering natural heritage. Around the country there are numerous interesting museums relating to each of these fields. In recent decades the museums have expanded their collections extensively and the diversity of operations has never been greater. This is due to several factors, including well-educated and diverse staff, governmental initiative and public interest. The National Museum´s experts supervise houses and other buildings in the ownership and keeping of the National Museum of Iceland. The Historic Buildings Collection comprises over forty different edifices, which vary greatly in scale and are located all over the country. They include all of Iceland´s principal turf houses and all the turf churches preserved in their original form. Iceland has few buildings constructed of stone that date back more than a century; four of these are in the Historic Buildings Collection. The collection also includes a range of timber buildings, and wooden churches of several different types. The collection also includes the only extant windmill in Iceland. Museums are in the core of cultural activities in each region and are an important part of tourism in Iceland. All summer, including on the Icelandic Museum Day on July 11th, museums give citizens and visitors alike the special chance to visit museums all over the country, where invigorating and fun activities are on offer. The Museum Handbook is intended to be a guide on your journey. Have a good journey and enjoy your museum-visits! Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir, General Director of the National Museum of Iceland and Chairman of the Museum Council –5–


SAMEINUMST UM A‹ VERNDA ÍSLENSKAN MENNINGARARF PROTECT THE ICELANDIC HERITAGE  

Do you have an object of cultural value in your possession? Under Icelandic legislation it is prohibited to transport objects of cultural value out of the country without a valid permit. The Act covers, for instance, antiques and books more than 100 years old, as well as other objects of heritage value such as works of art, archives and other cultural objects more than 50 years old.

Did you know that you need an export permit in order to transport objects of cultural value or art out of the country? Iceland is a party to the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The Icelandic legislation is in harmony with European guidelines. For more details and to apply for an export permit, see the Museum Council of Iceland website: www.safnarad.is NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ICELAND NATIONAL GALLERY OF ICELAND ICELANDIC MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

–6–


Reykjavík Welcome Card Available for 24, 48 and 72 hours, the Reykjavík Welcome Card offers great value for money by giving you free admission to all of Reykjavík´s thermal pools, many museums and other attractions, unlimited travel on Reykjavík buses and discounts at shops and restaurants.

Reykjavík Tourist Information Centre, Adalstræti 2, 101 Reykjavík www.visitreykjavik.is tel. 5901550 info@visitreykjavik.is

Welcome Card

Sold at Reykjavík Tourist Information Centre - Aðalstræti 2, 101 Reykjavík. • ITA, Hotel Loftleidir, Hotel Nordica, Radisson Blu and BSI bus terminal. • Tourist Information, Keflavik Airport. • Iceland Travel Market - Bankastræti 2, 101 Reykjavík. • Trip.is - Laugavegur 54, 101 Reykjavík. • Hafnafjörður Tourist Information Centre, Strandgötu 6, 220 Hafnarfjörður. • Reykjavík Youth Hostel, Sundlaugarvegur, 104 Reykjavík. • Hlemmur Bus station. • National Museum & Víkin Maritime Museum –7–


Central Reykjavik

2 ýr ar

ga

ta

sg

G

M

e ir

st au an n Á

a

ta

ofnsvegu r a t a K a lk10 a

3 4 G e 6 7 irsg

Sk ú

Læ kj ar g

at

5

9

Hr

Reykjavík

la ga

ta

r gb in

14

t au

8

a ta y jar g S ól e

rau

17

ab

12

t

11 13

Sn o rr

1

16

Hri ngbra ut

at

a

ata

j

rg

Na u t h

N

ða ar

ól sv

Þ or

ús

B

rag

101 Reykjavík

eg ur

ta

ða ve gu

r

15

–8–

105 Reykjaví


Page

4

1 national Museum of iceland

10 - 11

2 víkin: Reykjavík Maritime Museum

18

3 the city library

14

4 Reykjavík Museum of Photography

14

5 settlement exhibition

17

6 volcano House

15

7 Reykjavík art Museum - Hafnarhús

16

8 national gallery of iceland

12-13

9 the culture House

23

central Bank of iceland coin collection

22

11

Museum of einar jónsson

21

12

the así art Museum

24

13

Hallgrímskirkja church

20

14

the living art Museum (nÝlÓ)

19

15

the saga Museum in Perlan

25

16

Reykjavík art Museum - kjarvalsstaðir

16

17

the national archives of iceland

24

t

D

raut

undaga

S

10

Kletta garðar

n1 station, Museum guide available

no rr

ab

rau

17

ut br a um ýra r ngl K ri

ða ve gu

–9–

ra g e

103 Reykjavík

rð i

r

Mi k lab

S tó

ta

16

105 Reykjavík

rau

He ið

t

ar g

e rð

i

rð a r


The naTional museum oF iceland

Gps: 64°08,502n 21°56,911w

Þjóðminjasafn Íslands National Museum of Iceland in the national Museum of iceland the present meets the past. the Museum houses exhibitions featuring the nation‘s cultural treasures. its role is to increase and communicate knowledge of iceland‘s heritage, from the time of earliest settlement to the modern age. the national Museum’s permanent exhibition Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, is intended to provide the insight into the history of the icelandic nation from the settlement to the present day. the aim is to throw light on the icelanders‘ past by placing the cultural heritage preserved by the national Museum in a historical context. the exhibition includes about 2.000 objects, from the – 10 –

settlement age to the present, plus about 1.000 photographs from the 20th century. special theme exhibitions with selections from the Museum‘s collections and archives are presented regularly. they focus on particular subjects of cultural history in detail, often examining contemporary cultural issues in the context of the nation‘s past. the national Museums Historic Buildings collection comprises over forty different edifices, which vary greatly in scale and are located all over the country. they include all of iceland‘s principal turf houses and all the turf churches preserved in their original form, buildings constructed of stone and timber, and wooden churches of several different types.


The naTional museum oF iceland

vinVikto dm ríu ylla hús í V og igu r Hraunskirkja í Keldudal

Sauðanes

Litlibær í Skötufirði

Arngrímsstofa í Svarfaðardal Pakkhúsið á Hofsósi

Hjallur í Vatnsfirði

Grafarkirkja á Höfðaströnd Sjávarborgarkirkja

Staðarkirkja á Reykjanes i Kirkjuhvammskirkja við Hvammstanga

Víðimýrarkirkja

Laufás

Skipalón

Grenjaðarstaður í Aðaldal Þverá í Laxárdal

Bæjardyr á Nýibær Reynistað á Hólum Glaumbær Stóru-Akrar Saurbæjarkirkja Hólar

Sæluhús við Jökulsá á Fjöllum Klukknaport á Möðruvöllum

Bustarfell í Vopnafirði Galtastaðir fram í Hróarstungu

Grænavatn

Sómastaðir við Reyðarfjörð

Teigarhorn við Berufjörð

Reykholtskirkja

Tungufellskirkja Nesstofa

ÞJÓÐMINJASAFN ÍSLANDS

Bænhús á Núpsstað

Húsið og Assistentahúsið á Eyrarbakka

Selið í Skaftafelli Hofskirkja í Öræfum

Keldur á Rangárvöllum

Sauðahús í Álftaveri

Húsasafn Þjóðminjasafns Íslands The National Museums Historic Buildings Collection Þéttbýlisstaðir

Urban Area

Address: suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 530 2200 e-mail: nationalmuseum@nationalmuseum.is www.nationalmuseum.is Opening hours: Check our webpage – www.nationalmuseum.is Admission fee: Check our webpage – www.nationalmuseum.is – 11 –


naTional Gallery oF iceland

Gps:65°47,300n 23°59,411w

the national gallery of iceland, established in 1884, is the principal art museum of iceland. its art collection consists mainly of works of 19th and 20th century art. in its possession are many of the keystones of icelandic art history, as well as a growing collection of works from other countries. the national gallery’s main role is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit icelandic art and offer education about it. a considerable emphasis is also laid on showing icelandic art in context with international art. the museum sees it as one of its priorities to educate visitors about exhibitions and single art works, by means of texts, guidance, meetings with artists and a databank which is accessible through computers in the national gallery’s education centre. Address Fríkirkjuvegur 7, 101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 515 9600 e-mail: list@listasafn.is www.listasafn.is

Opening hours open daily 11 am - 5 pm, closed Mondays Admission: see www.listasafn.is

– 12 –


naTional Gallery oF iceland

n Exhibitions rooms n Educational centre n Restaurant n Gallery shop – artbooks and giftware

sÚPuBaRinn, Restaurant 2nd Floor, tel (+354 )562 1822

n Library at laufásvegur 12

Guided tours sundays at 2 PM and on weekdays as advertised.

informations about the exhibitions tel. 878 0901

– 13 –


The ciTy library

Gps: 64°08,959n 21°56,485w

the city library runs six libraries, a bookmobile and a story-van for children. all branches offer a free vireless internet access, and the main library has a good selection of books about iceland and icelandic fiction in translation, in addition to films and music from iceland and abroad. the library hosts a weekly literature walk in june, july and august, which can also be booked at other time throughout the year.

Address: tryggvagata 15 is-101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 411 6100 e-mail: borgarbokasafn@borgarbokasafn.is www.borgarbokasafn.is (also www.bokmenntir.is and www.artotek.is)

Opening hours: opening hours, Main library: Mon.-thu. 10.00-18.00, Fri. 11.00-19.00, sat. and sun. 13.00-17.00

Admittance: Free

reykJavík museum oF phoToGraphy

Gps: 64°08,959n 21°56,485w

at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography there are over ten exhibitions per year. the aim is to introduce and promote icelandic photographers, show works from collection and works of foreign photographers.

Address: grófarhús – tryggvagata 15, 6th floor is-101 Reykjavík, tel: (+354) 411 6390 e-mail: photomuseum@reykjavik.is www.ljosmyndasafnreykjavikur.is www.photomuseum.is Opening hours: Museum shop, special library and offices open weekdays 10.00 – 16.00 opening hours of exhibitions 12.00-19.00 weekdays and weekends 13.00 – 17.00 Admittance: Free

ÌG>ÁJB@G>C< A?ÓHBNC96H”C>C<6G GGDJC9 :M=>7>I>DCH6AAN:6 6Á<6C<JGÓ@:NE>H 69B>HH>DC;G::

– 14 –


volcano house

Gps: 64° 8,997’n, 21° 56,548’w

Experience the force of Nature if this is your first time in iceland, a visit to volcano House will provide you with a splendid overview of how volcanic activity has molded and shaped icelandic society and its impact on the country as a whole. icelanders, after all, have always had to deal with ever unpredictable mother nature, who usually has the last word in the matter of how one plans one’s day, or, as the case may be, one´s life. volcano House cinema presents two unique documentaries covering two of the most powerful eruptions to rock iceland over the last 40 years - the 1973 eruption on Heimaey in the Westman islands and the 2010 eruption of eyjafjallajökull in south iceland. gripping footage, riveting images and a dramatic sound tract allow you to experience these momentous eruptions from the comfort of our in-house cinema while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea from volcano House café. duration 40 minutes. volcano House offers a free hands-on geology exhibition. Lógó: Aðal notkun

Address: tryggvagata 11, 101 Reykjavik sími: 555 1900 / (+354) 555 1900 netfang: info@volcanohouse.is www.volcanohouse.is

Lógó: notkun ef notað á dökkum grunni

Opening hours Summer: We are open 7 days a week from 10.00 to 22.00. documentaries in english are shown hourly from 10.00 to 21.00 with german narration at 18.00 from 1. june – 1. september – 15 –


reykJavik arT museum Reykjavik art Museum is made of three distinctive gallery spaces. More than just rainy-day places, these are a must for a taste of iceland’s heritage, magic and inimitable style. admission ticket is valid in all three buildings on the same day. Gps: 64°08,944n 21°56,428w

Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús the ‘Harbour House’ is the latest forum, established in april 2000 and dedicated to contemporary art. a stunning conversion, it has six art exhibition rooms – interconnected by a specially designed bridge, a multipurpose space and a courtyard. the focus is on local and international contemporary art with a permanent collection of work by the Paris-based eclectic icelandic pop-artist erró. a stylish café offers impressive harbour views and the well-stocked shop is worth a browse. 00000 00

Hafnarhús, tryggvagata 17, 101 Reykjavík. open daily 10-17, thursdays 10-20 Gps: 64°08,275n 21°54,804w

Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir named after one of iceland’s most beloved artists jóhannes s. kjarval (18851972), kjarvalsstaðir always has works from its namesake’s collection on display. an imposing building set in beautiful grounds not far from the city centre, kjarvalsstaðir also has regular exhibitions of icelandic and international art, architecture and design with a special emphasis on 20th-century art. the café boasts icelandic-designed furniture and floor to ceiling glass walls for a peaceful coffee stop. the recently renovated museum shop offers a wide range of icelandic cutting edge design. kjarvalsstaðir, klambratún park, Flókagötu, 105 Reykjavík. open daily 10-17 00000 00

Gps: 64°08,492n 21°53,117w

Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn the Ásmundur sveinsson sculpture Museum is dedicated to the sculpture and drawings of one of the pioneers of sculpture in iceland, Ásmundur sveinsson (1893-1982). His works are on display both inside and outside the building, the former home of the artist. situated in the peaceful laugar valley, it is a short bus-ride from the city centre. 00000 00

Ásmundarsafn, sigtúni, 105 Reykjavík. open daily May-sept. 10.00-17.00, oct.-april 13.00-17.00 www.artmuseum.is | e-mail: listasafn@listasafn.is | Phone (+354) 590-1200 Reykjavik art Museum offers annual admission card at great value. – 16 –


The seTTlemenT exhibiTion reykJavík 871±2

Gps: 64°08,850n 21°56,547w

step into the viking-age experience viking-age Reykjavík at the settlement exhibition Reykjavík 871±2. the focus of the exhibition is an excavated longhouse site which dates from the 10th century. it includes relics of human habitation from about 871, one of the oldest such site found in ice-

land. Multimedia techniques bring Reykjavík’s past to life, providing visitors with insights into how people lived in the viking age, and what the Reykjavík environment looked like to the first settlers. the exhibition is suitable for all ages. audio guides available in many languages.

Address: aðalstræti 16, is-101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 411 6370 landnam@reykjavik.is www.reykjavikmuseum.is Opening hours: daily from 10am to 5pm.

0000 000

– 17 –


víkin – reykJavik mariTime museum

Gps: 64°09,201n 21°56,903w

VÍKIN

icelands past, present and future are closely tied up with fishing and seafaring; dominatMUSEUM ing the atmosphere of seaside villages all around the island and closely interwined with the character of the nation. therefore it is impossible to truly get to know iceland without getting to know its fishing history. the Maritime Museum´s exhibitions reveal the icelandic maritime history throughout the ages. the museum´s main exhibitions illustrate the development from rowing boats to modern trawlers and the other main exhibition tells on

trading vessels and routes and the construction of Reykjavik Harbour. Beside these main BY THE SEA exhibitions guests can browse through various visiting exhibitions. docked to a special pier is the coast guard cruiser Ódinn. Ódinn participated in all the three cod Wars against Britain in the latter part of the 20th century. Ódinn was also used effectively as a rescue vessel, towing nearly 200 vessels to safety and saving the crews of grounded or sinking ships. at the Museum´s café, which offers traditional icelandic delicacies, guests can sit outdoor and sip their drinks while they glaze at the old harbour. the museum is a short 10 minute walk from the city center.

Address: grandagarður 8, is-101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 517 9400, www.maritimemuseum.is

Opening hours: Summer: daily from june 1st to august 31st 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. Winter: sept. 1st to May 31st , weekdays 11.00-17.00 and weekends 13.00-17.00.

0000 000

– 18 –


The livinG arT museum (nýló)

Gps: 64° 8,729’n, 21° 55,166’w

the living art Museum (nýló) is a museum and a venue for contemporary visual art in Reykjavik. it is committed to the presentation and preservation of contemporary works by both icelandic and international artists. nýló is an artist-run, member-based, non-profit institution, founded by a group of artists in 1978. they were associated with the Fluxus movement, new media and conceptual art with the mission to preserve works that were generally rejected by the public and art authorities at the time. it has since been a platform for progressive exhibitions and critical discussion concerning experimental art practices. nýló aims to: – Promote critical discourse and progressive experiments in the field of visual art. – Encourage and support emerging artists. – Collect and preserve the work of artists who are part of the museum’s history. – Collect and preserve documents and data related to the museum’s history and collection. – Collect and preserve documents and data relating From the exhibition Literacy in the living art Museum, 2011. installation to the parallel history of visual view of Flag Love Your Dreams by Frans graf. Photographer Denis Druart. art, focusing on artist initiatives and performance art in Iceland. – Continuously review its own institutional direction.

Address: skúlagata 28 tel: 551 4350 e-mail: nylo@nylo.is www.nylo.is

Opening hours: Summer: tuesday – sunday. 12.00-17.00 and by request Winter: tuesday – sunday 12.00-17.00 and by request Admission Free – 19 –


hallGrimskirkJa – The church oF hallGrimur

Gps: 64°08,525n 21°55,629w

Hallgrimskirkja - the church of Hallgrimur - is a national monument, dedicated to the most renowned sacred poet of iceland, Hallgrimur Petursson. the parish is part of the evangelicallutheran church of iceland. Hallgrimskirkja towers over the centre of Reykjavik, and its 73 metre-high tower provides a wonderful view over all Reykjavik. Building work started in 1945 and the church was finally consecrated on 26 october 1986. the state architect, gudjon samuelsson (1887-1950) designed the church. He drew richly on icelandic traditions and materials. the concert organ was inaugurated in 1992. it was constructed by johannes klais organworks in Bonn, germany. Friends of the arts of Hallgrimskirkja was founded in 1982 and have promoted rich and varied artistic events. a festival of sacred art is held every other year and the international organ summer is held every year.

Address: Hallgrímstorg 101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 510 1000 e-mail: hallgrimskirkja@hallgrimskirkja.is www.hallgrimskirkja.is

Opening hours: Summer: 9.00 - 20.00 Winter: 9.00 - 17.00 Admission to the tower: isk 600 adults isk 100 children – 20 –


museum oF einar Jónsson

Gps: 64°08,518n 21°55,740w

einar jónsson (1874-1954) was icealand´s first sculptor and the building was the country´s first art museum. the sculptor offered his works to the icelandic people and his museum was opened in 1923. the task of the museum is to preserve, display and research the art of einar jónsson. an open garden adorned with 26 bronze casts of the artist´s works is located behind the museum.

Address: Hallgrímstorg 1, opposite Hallgrímskirkja is-101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 551 3797, (+354) 896 0823 Fax: (+354) 562 3909 e-mail: lej@lej.is www.lej.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - sept. 15th 14:00-17:00 daily except on Mondays Winter: sept. 16th - May 31st 14:00-17:00 sun.-sat. closed in january and december Admittance: adults isk 600, 67+/isic-pass: isk 400, groups 10+: isk 400, under 18 years, icoM: Free – 21 –


cenTral bank oF iceland coin collecTion Gps: 64°08,935n 21°55,916w

the collection consists of icelandic notes and coin, foreign money from earlier times, especially that mentioned in icelandic sources, and more recent currency from iceland’s main trading partner countries. the collection is now comprised of almost twenty thousand coins and almost five thousand types of note. a selection from the numismatic collection is on display in showcases alkofnsvegur 1. on the ground floor of the central Bank´s main building in kalkofnsvegur

Address: kalkofnsvegur 1, 150 Rvk tel: (+354) 569 9600 e-mail: safnadeild@sedlabanki.is www.sedlabanki.is

Opening hours: the exhibition is open Mon-Fri. 13.30-15.30 Admission: Free

– 22 –


The culTure house

Gps:64°08,527n 21°54,450w

the culture House is a splendid, listed building in the heart of Reykjavik. it houses exhibitions and special events, reflecting iceland’s cultural heritage.

Permanent exhibitions are: MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS: the famous eddas and sagas and other important manuscripts are displayed and their history and role through the ages traced. MILLENNIUM – Phase one: icelandic art through the ages. Phase one comprises works from the 19th century to the present. guided tours. café and shop.

Address: Hverfisgata 15, is-101 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 545-1400 Fax: (+354) 545-1401 e-mail: thjodmenning@thjodmenning.is www.thjodmenning.is or www.kultur.is

Opening hours: Summer and Winter: daily 11.00 - 17.00 Admittance fee: adults isk 1.000, 67+ years and students isk 500. Free for 16 years and under. Free on Wednesdays for individuals and families – 23 –


The así arT museum

Gps: 64°08,452n 21°55,700w

as well as exhibiting paintings from the museum’s art collection, the así art Museum is also a platform for contemporary art exhibitions. annually there are held about 10-15 exhibitions in the museum.

Address: Freyjugata 41 is-101 Reykjavik tel: 5115353 e-mail: listasi@centrum.is www.listasafnasi.is

Opening hours: summer: open each day except mondays 13.00-17.00. july 2012 closed. Winter: open each day except mondays 13.00-17.00 admission: no entry fee

The naTional archives oF iceland

Gps: 64°08,527n 21°54,450w

the national archives of iceland (nai) is only five minutes walk from bus station Hlemmur. the nai preserves the records of the official administration of iceland throughout the ages as well as private archives. the oldest document, the inventory of Reykholt church, dates back to the 12th century.

Þjóðskjalasafn Íslands

Address: laugavegur 162 105 Reykjavík tel.: (+354) 590 3300 e-mail: upplysingar@skjalasafn.is www.skjalasafn.is - www.manntal.is

Opening hours: Reading room closed: july 9th - august 7th 2012 Summer (june 1st - august 31st): Mondays to thursdays 10:00 - 17:00. Fridays 10:00 - 14:00. Winter (september 1st - May 31st): Mondays to thursdays 10:00 - 17:00. Fridays 10:00 - 16:00. Admission: Free. – 24 –


The saga Museum in perlan

GPS: 64°07,756N 21°55,123W

– 25 –


Faxaflói Faxaflói

The Greater Reykjavik Area

ur ö rð lafj Kol

ur ö rð lafj Kol

Lundey Lundey

Akurey Akurey

1

Engey

Þe r

ne y

Þerney Þ Engey

Vesturey Vesturey

11 Viðey

1

Seltjarnarnes Seltjarnarnes

8

Reykjavík Reykjavík bra u t Sæ

8

t Sæbra u

9

yja

rs

ur ö rð jafj

rs

Eiðsvík Eiðsvík

un d

r

r

g

u

u

g

ve ar

12

12

Rauðava

rfj

a rð

Garðabær Garðabær af na

rfj na

13

Kópavogur Kópavogur

ve ar

4

13

5 6 7 5 6 7

a rð

ur ö rð jafj

Lambhúsatjörn Lambhúsatjörn

f

un d

yja

Ve s tu rla nVdesveg s tu rlur a n d sveg ur

FossvogurFossvogur

Ha

Vi ðe

10

r Ske

r Ske Bessastaðatjörn Bessastaðatjörn

9 10

Vi ðe

11 Viðey

H

4

ElliðavatnElliða ut

a a br br n e s kj a n e s a j k e y e y R R

ut

Hafnarfjörður Hafnarfjörður 2 2 3 3 Hafnarfjörður Hafnarfjörður

Heiðmörk Heiðm

g ið mer k uerivðem He H

– 26 –


svegu svegur V e s t urla nVde s t urlar nd

lafj

LeirvogsáLeirvogsá

ur ö rð Álfsnes Álfsnes

ne y

14

Þi

Molur TungufossTungufoss sfel sfellsda14 lur u r lsda ve gu r Mo ve g ng v alla ng v alla

r r ogu ogu ruv ruv Lei Lei

Þi

Þe r

Þe r

ne y

Þerney Þerney

ja rs un d

ja rs un d

ey

Mosfellsbær Mosfellsbær

vík Eiðsvík

Varmá

Varmá

HafravatnHafravatn

HafravatnHafravatn

13

(4 3

ur

ve g ns

1)

SeljadalsáSeljadalsá

at

eg ns v

Rauðavatn Rauðavatn

egu r ns v

a Langavatn Langavatn t

Ha fr a v

Ha fr a v

rn d sveg ur

av at

Page 1 nesstofa at seltjörn 28 fr f 2 Hafnarfjörður Museum 31 Ha Ha Hafnarborg - the Hafnarfjörður centre 30 Selvatn Selvatn S u ður 3 rlan land of culture and Fine art d sv ElliðavatnElliðavatn eg 4 Museum of design and applied art 32 - 33 ur (1 (1 Museum- gerðarsafn 5 kópavogur art 35 ) ) 36 6 icelandic Music History Museum 7 natural History Museum of kópavogur 34 8 sigurjón Ólafsson Museum 29 9 Reykjavík art Museum -Ásmundarsafn 16 H ri ng Hr v e g i ng37 v 10 Reykjavík Botanic garden ur Heiðmörk Heiðmörk ( 1) 11 viðey 28 13 gerðuberg cultural center 36 geur k veg u ið mer k uerivðem ur He H 13 Árbær Museum 38 14 gljúfrasteinn - laxness Museum 39 D n1 station, Museum guide available r

un ra sh lm Hó un ra sh lm Hó

r

12

Húsfellsbruni Húsfellsbruni – 27 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – nessToFa by selTJörn pond

Gps: 64° 9,470’n, 22° 0,450’w

nesstofa is the first residence of the icelandic director of Public Health, made from stone in 17611767. there was a public dispensary in nesstofa from 1772, as well as working midwives. the building became private property when the two official posts were moved to Reykjavík around 1830. nesstofa is now managed by the Medical History Museum of iceland.

Tel: (+354) 595 9100 • annath@seltjarnarnes.is http://www.seltjarnarnes.is/thjonusta/menning/nesstofusafn/ viðey

Gps: 64°09,789n 21°51,098w

Ferry departs form skarfabakki pier in sundahöfn harbour. Free parking space at skarfabakki and Bus nr. 5 stops near by

Address: viðey tel: (+354) 533 5055 e-mail: videy@reykjavik.is www.videy.com

Opening hours: Summer: daily May 15th-august 31st 11.15, 12.15, 13.15, 14.15, 15.15, 16.15, 17.15 Winter: saturdays and sundays sept 1st -May 14th 13.15, 14.15, 15.15 Admission: liner to viðey: children 0 - 6 years free, children 7 - 18 years isk 500, adults isk 1.000 – 28 –


The siGurJón ólaFsson museum

Gps: 64°09,184n 21°53,223w

the sigurjón Ólafsson Museum exhibits works by the modernistic sculptor, sigurjón Ólafsson (1908 - 1982). it was founded by the artist’s widow, who had their home and his studio at laugarnes converted to house a large collection of his sculptures, sketches and biographical material. the museum also sponsors various cultural programmes and its weekly summer concerts have become popular events in the culture life of Reykjavík.

Address: laugarnestangi 70 is-105 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 553 2906 e-mail: lso@lso.is www.lso.is

Opening hours: Summer: daily, except Mondays 14.00 - 17.00 Winter: saturdays and sundays 14.00 - 17.00 closed in december and january Admittance fee: adults isk 500 children under 18 free admission. – 29 –


haFnarborG – The haFnarFJörður cenTre oF culTure and Fine arT Gps: 64°04,068n 21°57,298w

Hafnarborg - the Hafnarfjörður centre of culture and Fine art was established in 1983. the museum has two exhibition galleries, a restaurant and a small museum shop. the exhibitions explore works by leading icelandic artists, ranging from contemporary art to works by the pioneers of icelandic art.

the collection is mostly icelandic with emphasis on works by eiríkur smith (b.1925) a leading 20th century artist in iceland. collection exhibitions are a regular part of the program. guided tours in english upon request. Hafnarborg offers lunchtime concerts and chamber music regularly.

guðjón ketilsson

Address: strandgata 34, is 220 Hafnarfjörður tel: (+354) 585 5790 e-mail: hafnarborg@hafnarfjordur.is www.hafnarborg.is

– 30 –

eiríkur smith

Opening hours: 12.00-17.00 thursdays 12.00-21.00 closed tuesdays Admission: Free


haFnarFJörður museum

Gps: 64°04,199n 21°57,607w

Hafnarfjörður Museum is a museum of cultural artefacts and photographs of Hafnarfjörður town. the cultural area represented in Hafnarfjörður Museum is the town of Hafnarfjörður and the surrounding region. Hafnarfjörður Museum consists of six houses and at all times there are nine exhibitions shedding light on the history and culture of the area.

Address: vesturgata 8, 220 Hafnarfjörður, tel: (+354) 585 5780, museum@hafnarfjordur.is

Opening hours: the museum is open daily 11.00 – 17.00 in summer (june, july, august) and at weekends 11.00-17.00 in winter. at other times open for parties by arrangement. – 31 –


museum oF desiGn and applied arT

Gps: 64°05,345n 21°55,220w

The in g icela one furn kRa

– 32 –


museum oF desiGn and applied arT

The museum of design and applied art is located 8 km from central Reykjavík, in gardabaer centre. the Museum’s objective is to collect, study and present icelandic design and craft from 1900 to the present day. the museum is the only one of its kind in iceland. the collection comprises today about 1,000 objects: furniture, items of product design, pottery, glass, clothing and graphic design. kRauM Museum shop offers a great variety of icelandic design.

garðatorg 1, 210 garðabær open tue. - sun. 12-5pm. closed on Mon. tel: (+354) 512 1525 & (+354) 512 1526 honnunarsafn@honnunarsafn.is www. honnunarsafn.is – 33 –


naTural hisTory museum oF kópavoGur

exhibition themes; icelandic fauna, with emphasis on birds and molluscs, and icelandic rocks and minerals. on display are also mammals, crustaceans, echinoderms and live fish in small aquariums. you may also have a look at live „marimos“, a large spherical form of green algae, only known from three lakes in the world, including the famous bird lake Mývatn in ne-iceland.

Gps: 64°06,710n 21°54,511w

close by the museum, pay a visit to kópavogur church, placed on top of Borgarholt rocky hill overlooking the capital area. Borgarholt is protected as a natural monument as it provides unusually clear evidence for glacial retreat at the end of last ice age. on Borgarholt you will find many species of wild icelandic plants.

Address: Hamraborg 6a, is-200 kópavogur tel: 5700430, e-mail: natkop@natkop.is www.natkop.is

Natural History Museum of Kópavogur

Opening hours: Monday-thursday 10.00-19.00, Friday 11.00-17.00, saturday13.00-17.00

Admission: Free of charge

– 34 –


kópavoGur arT museum – GerðarsaFn

Gps: 64°06,726n 21°54,603w

kópavogur art Museum-gerðarsafn is situated in a beautiful building in the center of kópavogur, a town immediately south of Reykjavík. the museum was built in memory of gerður Helgadóttir, a pioneer of modern sculpture and stained glass in iceland. Fourteen hundred works by this talented artist were donated to the museum. other noteworthy gifts to the museum are large collections of works by the 20th century artists Barbara Árnason, Magnús Á. Árnason and valgerður Briem. one of the most important private collections of icelandic art from the last century, collected by Þorvaldur guðmundsson and his wife ingibjörg guðmundsdóttir, is in the custody of kópavogur art Museum. it includes many paintings and drawings by jóhannes s. kjarval as well as works by all major artists of the first half of the last century. some exhibitions in gerðarsafn feature works from these collections, others are mostly icelandic modern and contemporary

art. the museum has a bright and cozy café with a beautiful view. specially designed souvenirs, inspired by the works of gerður Helgadóttir, are sold in the museum shop.

Address: Hamraborg 4, is-200 kópavogur tel: (+354)-5700440, Fax: (+354)-5700441 e-mail: gerdarsafn@kopavogur.is www.gerdarsafn.is Opening hours: daily except Mondays 11:00-17:00 Admission fee: 500 kr. Free entry on Wednesdays

00000 00

– 35 –


The icelandic music hisTory museum

Gps: 64°06,757n 21°54,582w

the goal of the museum is to collect, document and distribute information on icelandic music, old and new. additionally two or three special exhibits will be produced annually.

Address: Hábraut 2, 200 kópavogur tel: (+354) 570 1693 e-mail: ts@tonlistarsafn.is www.tonlistarsafn.is

Opening hours: 10.00-16.00 weekdays Admission: Free

GerduberG culTural cenTer

Gps: 64°06,267n 21°48,899w

gerduberg cultural center offers a varied programme of cultural events for people of all ages. exhibitions in five different spaces, programme for children, literature, theatre and music. excellent facilities for meetings and conferences, social programme, library and a café. Svellþrykk eftir Pál frá Húsafelli

Address: gerðuberg 3-5 is-111 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 575 7700 e-mail: gerduberg@reykjavik.is www.gerduberg.is

Opening hours: see webpage www.gerduberg.is

Admittance: Free

– 36 –


reykJavik boTanic Garden

Gps: 64°08,404n 21°52,277w

the Botanic garden is an outdoor collection of living plants. the garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. it conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. the collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. in summer there is a variety of events in the

Address: laugardalur, is-104 Reykjavík tel: (+354) 411 8650 e-mail: botgard@reykjavik.is www.grasagardur.is

Botanic garden and group receptions are available throughout the year. café Flora is open in the display greenhouse from May to september and at advent weekends in december. the café is popular and well known for its delicious treats with ingredients grown in the garden and served in beautiful surroundings.

Opening hours: Summer: 10.00-22.00 Winter: 10.00-15.00 Free admission

you can find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/grasagardur – 37 –


Árbær museum

Gps: 64°07,147n 21°48,934w

welcome to Árbær museum Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavík. Árbær Museum tries to give a sense of the architecture and way of life and lifestyles in Reykjavík and during summer visitors can see domestic animals. there are many exhibitions and events held at the museum which highlight specific periods in Reykjavík’s history. there is something for everyone at Árbær Museum.

Address: kistuhylur, is-110 Reykjavík. tel: (+354) 411 6300 e-mail: citymuseum@reykjavik.is www.reykjavikmuseum.is

0000 000

Opening hours: Summer: june – august open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Winter: sept. - May open by arrangement. guided tours in english every weekday at 1pm. – 38 –


GlJúFrasTeinn – laxness museum

Gps: 64°10,859n 21°34,900w

gljúfrasteinn was the home of writer Halldór laxness (nobel Prize for literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. He was prolific during his long career and his books have been translated into 43 languages and published in more than 500 editions. the house is open as a museum, where the author´s home is preserved just as it was when he lived and worked there.

in the reception building you can watch a multimedia presentation dedicated to laxness’s life and work. laxness lived for almost the entire 20th century and his life and works reflect the cultural, political and intellectual movements that shook and transformed the world during the century. Books and souvenirs are for sale in the museum gift shop. audio tours of the house are available in icelandic, english, german, swedish and danish. a folder is available in French, with detailed information about the house, objects and works of art. tours can be offered in other languages by prior arrangement with the staff.

Address: gljúfrasteinn 270 Mosfellsbær tel: (+354) 586 8066 e-mail: gljufrasteinn@gljufrasteinn.is www.gljufrasteinn.is

in the beautiful countryside right next to gljúfrasteinn, visitors can take walks to see where laxness spent his childhood and, in later life, sought his inspiration.

Opening hours : Summer: daily 9.00 - 17.00 Winter: daily except on Mondays 10.00 - 17.00 Admission: adults isk 800, seniors and disabled isk 500 and children under 18 free admission. tour operators get a 10% discount when they book for groups or individuals. 00000 00

– 39 –


A

The wesT

Bj

Breiðafjörður

a eyj ar n

r

Rúfeyjar Djúpeyjar Sk

sst

ð ar

FremriLangey Hrísey Arney Skáley Purkey Suðureyjar 12 13 14

Þórsnes

Hellissandur

Rif Ólafsvík

nd

Fe

Hv ll am

Brokey

Stykkishólmur

11

Skóga

r str ön

Helgafellssveit

d

Eyrarsveit Grundarfjörður

a Hn

pp

Fróðárheiði

ík

a

ið av

Staðarsveit Snæfellsjökull Þríhyrningur Arnarstapi 1446

Br e

Miklholtshreppur Eldborgarhraun

m Ga

Hellnar

yr la e

Haffjörður

i

1 6 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 D

gallerí Front the small Whale Museum at Ferstikla akranes Folk Museum iceland's sport Museum akranes Museum centre iceland's Mineral kingdom the settlement centre in Borgarnes Borgarfjörður Museum Reykholtskirkja church snorrastofa cultural / Research centre in Reykholt sharkmuseum in Bjarnarhöfn the norwegian House Regional Museum vatnasafnið / library of Water eldfjallasafn - volcano exhibition n1 station, Museum guide available – 40 –

Page 42 43 44 44 44 44 46 45 47 47

Mý ra

r

Hr

Hvalseyjar

Hjörsey

Faxaflói

D

42 49 48 48

Seltja


Akureyjar Rúfeyjar Djúpeyjar

r

Vatnsfjall

M

da

lir

i heið

d

Ha u ka

d al u

r

ö r ðu

r str ön

fellssveit

La xá rd a Búðardalur lu

av Ho lt

Skóga

mm

Borðeyri

eið i

snes

a Hv

eit ssv

alsh

Fe

Hv llsströnd am ms fj ö rðu r

Brokey

ólmur

nd

á rd

FremriLangey Hrísey Arney Skáley Purkey ureyjar 13 14

La x

Sk

sst

ð ar

a Hn pp ad alu r

shreppur Eldborgarhraun

m Ga

al u

r

rá rh l

r

Borgarhreppur

Borgarnes

7 8

Sk Skarðsheiði

ra

da

da

l ur

lur

6 Bláskógaheiði Br un i Botnssúlur

rð u lfj ö

Akranes

or

kj a

r

Melahverfi

Höfðasel D 2 3 4 5

9 10

Kleppsjárnreykir Rey kho ltsdalur

Bæjarsveit Lu Andakíll nd ar r Hvanneyri ey

Hr au

Hjörsey

Hvítársíða sveit Há lsa

Stafholtstungur

pu

r

nh

ra

re p

Þv e

i Varmaland

Faxaflói

ár d

íð

yr la e

Bifröst

Haffjörður

Hvalseyjar

r rð u No

Hv a

ar

Þingvallahraun

1

Seltjarnarnes Reykjavík

Viðey

Mosfellsbæ r Mosfellsheiði – 41 –

Þingvallavatn


Gallerí FronT

Gps:64° 14,378’n, 21° 50,366’w

gallerí Front is in our home. in a beautiful location at the roots of Mount esja, by the shore with a view of Reykjavík you will not forget. in our art we allow the forms of nature to be in their element. thus, each artwork is unique.

Address: Búagrund 13, 116 Reykjavík ((kjalarnes) ttel: (+354) 566 6035 / 695 9652 e-mail: frontlist@front.is http://www.front.is/list Facebook: Front list

Opening hours: open year round Admission: Free entry Admission bJarnarhöFn

Gps: 64°59,874n 22°57,744w

the shark exhibition in Bjarnarhöfn is a unique way for tourists to learn and experience the way that sharks have been caught in icleand for centuries and how it was stored and produced. also in the exhibiton you will see shark skeletons and objects that reflect the development of shark fishing throughout centuries.

Address: Bjarnarhöfn

Opening hours: open all year round.

is 340 stykkishólmur

animals on the farm make the experience

tel: (+354) 438 1581 & (+354) 698 6958

unforgettable for the whole family

e-mail: bjarnarhofn@simnet.is

distance from Reykjavík is 170 km.

www.bjarnarhofn.is

distance from stykkishólmur is 20 km – 42 –


Gps: 64° 24,617’n, 21° 35,850’w

the beautiful environment at Hvalfjörður has been a center for the hunting of whales in iceland since World War 2. the small Whale museum at Ferstikla is a

The small whale museum aT FersTikla

detailed and insightful exhibition on the history of whaling around iceland. the exhibition shows how whales were hunted and worked. during spring 2012 a 50 sq.m picture of a real size Fin Whale will be erected. in Ferstikla you can enjoy food and refreshments in a unique beautiful environment.

Address:: Ferstikla, Hvalfjörður tel: (+354) 433 4949 e-mail: ferstikla@ferstikla.is www.ferstikla.is

Opening hours: 12.–25. May: 11.00–19.00, 26. May– 19. august: 10.00–22.00, 20. august–30. september: 11.00–19.00 Admission: Free – 43 –


akranes museum cenTre

Gps: 64°19,186n 22°02,654w

at the akranes Museum centre you can visit four museums at once. these museums are: n akranes Folk Museum n iceland’s sports Museum n iceland´s Mineral kingdom and n various exhibitions a collection of old houses and boats are exhibited at the akranes Museum centre. in the Museum Hall you will find café, museum shop and tourist information.

Address: görðum 300 akranes tel: (+354) 431 1255 & (+354) 431 5566 e-mail: museum@museum.is www.museum.is

Opening hours: Summertime: open every day 10.00-17.00 Wintertime: open every day 13.00-17.00 Admittance fee: Görðum, adult isk 500 300 Akranes Sími: 431 5566 / 431 1255 seniorswww.museum.is (67+) isk 300 museum@museum.is children (under16) no charge. groups (10 +) isk 300 per person – 44 –


borGarFJörður museum

Photo: Ómar Örn Ragnarsson

Gps: 64°32,203n 21°55,220w

Children for 100 years a unique exhibition centered on the life and surroundings of children in iceland in the 20th century. the photographs are presented in an unusual way, mounted on walls in which cabinets behind some photographs contain objects and further information. guests can move around the walls and discover how children lived, laughed and worked over the past 100 years. this exhibition is suitable for all ages. guides are available for groups. the museum also has other interesting exhibitions, archives and a library. Welcome to Borgarfjordur.

Address: Bjarnarbraut 4-6 is 310 Borgarnesi. tel: 430 7200 e-mail: safnahus@safnahus.is www.safnahus.is

Opening hours: Summer: every day from 13.00-17.00 Winter: open by agreement Admission fee: adults isk 800, free entry for children. discount available for senior citizens, disabled and groups (10+) – 45 –


The seTTlemenT cenTre in borGarnes

nestled in the picturesque coastal village of Borgarnes just an hour north of Reykjavik, the settlement centre is sited in the heartland of one of iceland´s most famous medieval tales: egils saga. the settlement centre is home to two exhibitions. one traces the settlement of iceland while the other graphically retells the epic adventures of the hero of egils saga, the viking warrior poet egil skallagrimsson. the museum is a wealth of information and gives a wonderful insight into iceland´s history and a firm context in which to place your icelandic visit. the prime objective of the centre is to dramatically recreate the fascinating sagas surrounding the birth of this island nation and bring to live egils saga one of iceland´s most important cultural treasure that took place in the area. the aim is to make the old sagas accessible to all ages, scholars and non scholars alike. the centre is not a museum, rather an installation. Multi-media

Gps: 64°32,146n 21°55,385w

and theatrical techniques are employed to help the visitor experience first hand the excitement of setting off over the open ocean for lands unknown. audio guides lead the visitor on a voyage of discovery and are available in icelandic, english, german, French, norwegian, italian, spanish japanese, Russian and Polish. a complete circuit of each exhibition takes about 30 minutes. now visitors are offered the opportunity of reliving these remarkable sagas at the very sites where the events actually took place. aided by a living commentary from a smart phone, the visitor is taken on a self-guided tour around some of the key locations of egils saga. your sMaRt PHone guide can be hired from the settlement centre. the tour takes about one and a half hours and is available in four languages; icelandic, norwegian, english and german. an ideal opportunity for the independent traveller to enjoy the best of a guided tour on their own terms.

Address: Brákarbraut 13 - 15, is-310 Borgarnes tel: (+354) 437 1600 & 895 5460 e-mail: landnam@landnam.is www.landnam.is – 46 –

Opening hours: Summer: 10.00-21.00 Winter: 11.00-17.00. the center can be opened outside of normal operating hours by arrangement with the management. 0000 000


Gps: 64°39,879n 21°17,536w

snorrasToFa culTural/research cenTre in reykholT

snorrastofa is founded in the memory of snorri sturluson, iceland‘s most important sagawriter, chieftain and lawspeaker, who settled in Reykholt 1206 and was murdered there in the fall 1241. snorralaug (snorri´s pool) is the most famous ancient structure in iceland. snorrastofa manages research projects, runs a library, a gift shop and provides exhibitions and reception for tourists. the Reykholt Music Festival , is an annual event in the church, the last weekend in july.

Address: Reykholt in Borgarfjörður is 311 Borgarnes tel: (+354) 433 8000 e-mail: snorrastofa@snorrastofa.is www.snorrastofa.is

Opening hours: Summer: daily 10.00-18.00 Winter: Weekdays 10.00-17.00 and by request Admission: adults isk 1.000 / seniors (+67) isk 800 / children under 16 years with adults free of charge

reykholTskirkJa

Gps: 64°39,879n 21°17,536w

a church has been in Reykholt since early christianity, consecrated to god and st. Mary the Mother of god, the Holy apostle Peter, the Bishop dinonysius (st. denis) and the virgin Barbara. the church´s charter, Reykja holts máldagi, the oldest document preserved in the original in the icelandic language, dates back to mid twelfth century. the new church was consecrated on the 28th of july in 1996. it is adorned with stained glass windows designed by valgerður Bergsdóttir and is praised for it’s fine acoustics. the architect of Reykholtskirkja-snorrastofa is garðar Halldórsson.

Address:: is-320 Reykholt í Borgarfirði tel: (+354) 435 1112

e-mail: gestastofa@snorrastofa.is www.reykholt.is – 47 –


sTykkishólmur

Gps: 65°07,722n 22°72,712w

– 48 –

safnabokin_e_o.indd 1

17.4.2012 15:00


The norweGian house

Gps: 65° 4,634’n, 22° 43,614’w

– 49 –


The wesTFJords

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

57 57 58 60 - 61 60 - 61 60 - 61 59 62 63

7 8 9

Suðureyri

d ar

17 D

No Að

fja

16

Page 54 54 52 - 53 55 55 56

a Ís

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur sea Monster Museum jón sigurðsson Museum international doll Museum the old Bookstore the nonsense Museum Ósvör Bolungarvík - Maritime Museum Bolungarvík natural History Museum the Westfjords Botanical garden Westfjords Heritage Museum ísafjörður art Museum ísafjörður Museum of Photography the arctic Fox centre Windmill & viktoríuhús in vigur staðarkirkja church in Reykjanes exhibiton of the gifts of nature in the Reykhólar area the sheep Farming Museum n1 station, Museum guide available

Hnífsdalur

4 5 6

D 10 11 12

1 Melga

63 58

Þingeyri

1

K et

ild

al ir

3

2 Tálknafjörður Patreksfjörður

Hjarðarnes

Ra u

ðis

an

Krossholt

du

ö nd as tr

ð Bar

r

Breiðafjörður Múlasveit

– 50 –

H

Vesturey


NorðurAðalvík

Sn

æ fj

al l a st

a Ís

r ön

d

fja rð

7 8 9

p jú

an Dr

d ar

reyri

ll

13 Melgarðar

ku

Æðey

D 10 11 12

6

gjö

Hnífsdalur

14

Reykjanes

eyri

3

ssholt

s trö

nd

fjörður

Mú la

ey j a

r

e kál HvalláturS

B

Skálanes

r yj a

ið i

17 i

a ar d æj

eið lsh

15 16

Sviðnur

Vestureyjar

lah e

bú ð Kol la

Vað a

Hjarðarnes

Hólm avík

lfj a l

ah e

ið i

Reiphólsfjöll

Króksfjarðarnes

Saurbæ r

Svefneyjar Akureyjar Rúfeyjar – 51 –


The Jón siGurdsson museum – hraFnseyri in arnarFJördur Gps: 65°45,512n 23°27,441w

in the summer of 2011, 200 years will have passed since the birth of jón sigurdsson at Hrafnseyri in arnarfjördur. to mark the event, the museum has been extensively renovated and a new exhibition has been opened to commemorate the life and work of jón sigurdsson. jón sigurdsson was born on 17th june 1811 at Hrafnseyri where his father served as a vicar. He was raised at Hrafnseyri and studied at home with his father. He left home at 18 to complete his schooling in Reykjavík. He stayed there for the next four years until he sailed to copenhagen in 1833 and started his

university studies. While he lived and worked in copenhagen all his life, he went home to iceland 14 times to attend the althing, serving as the representative of the ísafjördur district from 1844 until his death. jón sigurdsson died in 1879 and is buried in the Hólavellir cemetery in Reykjavík. jón sigurdsson’s name will forever be identified with the founding of the icelandic nation-state. He began his peaceful struggle for iceland’s political and economic independence in the mid-19th century, becoming the foremost champion of the icelandic nation of his age. after his death, his name

Address: Hrafnseyri við arnarfjörð 465 Bíldudalur tel: (+354) 456 8260 & (+354) 845 5518 e-mail: hrafnseyri@hrafnseyri.is www.jonsigurdsson.is

Opening hours: the museum is open from june 1st - august 31st. see website for details.

– 52 –


The Jón siGurdsson museum – hraFnseyri in arnarFJördur

has been a beacon for his compatriots, forever linked to the victories won in the name of national sovereignty and human rights, and he has always remained the icelandic nation’s symbol of unity. the jón sigurdsson Museum at Hrafnseyri

opened its doors in 1980, and in 1997 a gableroofed turf house, similar to the one where jón was born, was opened to visitors. Refreshments are served here. there is a charming wooden church at Hrafnseyri which was consecrated in 1886.

– 53 –


eGill ólaFsson museum in hnJóTur

Gps: 65°33,747n 24°09,476w

the Museum of egill Ólafsson, at Hnjotur by Patreksfjordur, displays a unique collection of old things, especially from the countryside and the old way of fishing. there can be seen how the local inhabitants managed to survive, despite of cold weather and wild nature. at the museum is an exhibition about the French fishermen that were fishing around iceland more than century ago. an attractive cafeteria is inside the museum. information about other interesting places, accommodation and services in the neighborhood.

Address:

Opening hours:

Hnjóti, Örlygshöfn

Summer: june 2nd to september 9th

is-451 Patreksfjörður

daily 11.00 - 19.00

tel: 456-1511

Winter: By agreement

e-mail: museum@hnjotur.is

Admission: 1.000 isk for over 12 years

www.hnjotur.is

700 isk for groups and pensioners

sea monsTer museum

Gps: 65°41,186´n – 23°35,831´w

tales of sea monsters have played a colourful role in icelandic folk culture for centuries, and several written accounts of them can be found all around the country. today, these elusive creatures have been given a worthy home at the icelandic sea Monster Museum, located in the village of Bildudalur on the shores of arnarfjörður fjord, said to be one of the most prolific centres of monster activity in the country. visitors to the sea Monster Museum watch these remarkable creatures brought to life through a lively mix of words, images and videos, an action-packed multimedia display that culminates in a spectacular interactive plinth, the first of its kind in iceland. First-hand accounts from eye-witnesses are joined on-screen by academic theories on the nature of sea monsters, while a variety of relics and artefacts relating to this mysterious branch of zoology appear throughout the museum as tangible evidence for their existence. and to feed monster appetites, the museum cafeteria offers a range of light refreshments and snacks.

Address: tjarnarbraut 7, 465 Bíldudal tel: (+354) 456 6666 skrimsli@skrimsli.is www.skrimsli.is

Opening hours: 1st june-10th september : 11.00-18.00 Admission: isk 800 Free entry for children (0-10years) – 54 –


The old booksTore

Gps: 66°02,902n 23°30,740w

the seaside village of Flateyri has a history of 150 years. in the 1890s the whaling station at sólbakki played an important role in the growth of the village. Most of the houses at Flateyri’s seafront street, Hafnarstræti, were built between 1880 and 1915. • Exhibitions by Minjasjóður Önundarfjarðar are housed in the old Bookstore, Hafnarstræti 3-5, and visitors can have a look at the old merchant family’s living quarters in the same building. Books are sold by the kilo in the store, which also sells souvenirs and toys. • 16 signs with information about the village and historical events have been erected in the village by the association Hús og fólk. MP3 players, with more extensive information, will be available for rent at the old Bookstore or the n-1 gas station. Address: Hafnarstræti 3-5, 425 Flateyri tel: (+354) 864 2943 e-mail: johanna@snerpa.is www.facebook.com/bokabudinflateyri

• The hand craft association Purka, Hafnarstræti 11, manages the international doll Museum.

Opening hours: Summer: tuesday-sunday and by agreement Winter: By agreement Admission: donations – 55 –


The nonsense-museum

Gps: 66°2’54”n 23°30’44”w

the nonsense-Museum is a museum of a series of weird things and collections gathered from individuals with collector mania. one example is an incredible collection of more than a hundred Police caps from all over the world; a collection of ship models including an amazing big (1:100) wooden model of the titanic; a series of tractor, excavator and payloader models in a setting of work areas; an immense collection of specially packed sugar cubes and sugar sachets; a teaspoon collection sourced from all over the world. there are also collections of wartime tobacco packets, match-boxes and much more. a museum full of odds and ends and rarities. this museum is well loved by children as well as grown ups.

Address: Hafnarstræti 11, 425 Flateyri tel: (+354) 894-8836 e-mail: dellusafnid@simnet.is www.facebook.com/dellusafnid

Opening hours: Summer: 11.00–17.00 Winter: By agreement Admission: isk 700 13 years +. Free entry for children (0-12years) and senior citizens – 56 –


ósvör mariTime museum

Gps: 66°09,023n 23°12,918w

Ósvör is an old icelandic fishing station, dating back to the 19th century. on display is a fully outfitted traditional fishing boat. in one hut is fishing gear used in the last centuries and in the other hut accommodations of the fishermen. there is also a fish drying shed. the curator welcomes guests in traditional fisherman outfit.

Address: Ósvör í Bolungarvík aðalstræti 21(office), 415 Bolungarvík sími: 892-5744 og 456-7005 (office) e-mail: osvor@osvor.is www.osvor.is Opening hours: Summer: june - august weekdays 9.00-17.00 & weekends 13.00-17.00. Winter: By appointment only Admittance fee: adults isk 900, seniors (67+) and groups (10+) isk 650, 16 years and under free of charge. naTural hisTory museum in bolunGarvík

Gps: 66°09,440n 23°14,948w

the museum has a wide variety of birds found in iceland and some mammals. there is an exhibition founded on minerals from the local geologist stein emilsson collection, but with many other acquisitions. there is also an exhibition on geology and construction of the tunnel to Bolungarvík. there are souvenirs and books for sale.

Address: vitastíg 3 / aðalstræti 21 is-415 Bolungavík tel: (+354) 456 7507 & (+354) 456 7005 Fax: (+354) 456 7351 e-mail: nabo@nabo.is www.nabo.is

Opening hours: Summer: june-august daily 9.00-17.00 & weekends 13.00-17.00. Winter: same but weekends closed or by request. Admittance fee: adults isk 900, seniors (67+) and groups (10+) isk 650, 16 years and under free of charge . – 57 –


The sheep FarminG museum

Gps: n65° 38.508 w21 35.048

the sheep Farming Museum is an interesting and entertaining exhibition about the icelandic sheep and sheep farming with a variety of things to do for the whole family. the exhibition, has been very popular ever since it opened in spring 2002, mainly because the exhibition itself concentrates on providing diverse entertainment for all ages. the children can enjoy themselves in their own room, in which are toys and colour books, while the grown-ups can view the exhibition, and the museum also has a small science room where people can taka a look at various things through microscope. one of the main attraction in the sheep Farming Museum are the lambs which the visitors can feed with milk from a bottle. sævangur also houses a small and cosy coffee bar where guests can sit down and relax over a cup of coffee and genuine icelandic cakes and bread. Handicraft- and souvenir store placed in the lobby of sævangur sells crafts made mostly by locals. the sheep Farming Museum exhibition, the coffee bar and the handicraft store is open from 10-18 all days during the summer.

Address: sævangur (by road 68) 510 Hólmavík sími: (+354) 451-3324 & (+354) 823-3324 e-mail: saudfjarsetur@strandir.is

Opening hours: 1. june – 31. august from: 10-18. during winter by agreement

www.strandir.is/saudfjarsetur

The wesTFJords boTanical Gardens

Gps: 66° 9,420’n, 23° 15,050’w

Westfjords botanical gardens focus on research, conservation and exhibitions, showing the local flora. exhibition flowerbeds are located in the center of Bolungarvik. the layouts of the gardens are such that it is easy to study individual plants. each plant is named in four languages and marked with original location, but also with marked with habitat for localization in the wild.

Address: aðalstræti 21 is-415 Bolungavík tel: (+354) 456 7005 e-mail: grasagardar@grasagardar.is www.grasagardar.is Opening hours: Summer: 24 Hours – 58 –


The arcTic Fox cenTre

Gsm: 66°01,805n 22°59,396w

the arctic Fox centre is a non-profit research and exhibition centre, focusing on the arctic fox (vulpes lagopus) - the only native terrestrial mammal in iceland. the arctic Fox centre houses an exhibition about biology and history of the arctic foxes as a species. We tell the story of the war that has been waged between the man and the arctic fox for 1100 years. Furthermore, we emphasize on participating in research programs on arctic foxes, in collaboration with academic and research centres. We are an active partner in a european project, the Wild north, in developing sustainable wildlife tourism in iceland. We provide guidance to arctic foxes in the wild for photographers, in collaboration with tourist agencies. the arctic Fox centre is located in sudavik, northern Westfjords. in the centre you find a cosy café with free internet access and cosy outdoor area with beautiful view (away from the dusty road). the exhibition and the café are open all days in june-august from 10.00 to 22.00, with coffee, tea, snacks and homebaked pastry. We also serve beer and wine. during the winter, from september to May we have open on regular days and weekends by agreement.

Address: eyrardalur, súðavík tel: 456 4922 / 862 8219 e-mail: melrakki@melrakki.is www.melrakki.is www.arcticfoxcenter.com

Opening hours: Summer: 10.00 - 22.00 Winter: By request Admission fee: isk 900

– 59 –


Westfjords Heritage MuseuM

gPs: 66°04,088N 23°07,644W

– 60 –


Gamla SjúkrahúSið

GPS: 66°04,577N 23°07,583W

– 61 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – vikToriuhús in viGur

Gps: 66°02,855n 22°49,608w

this classically-influenced wooden house was built in 1860 by sumarliði sumarliðason, goldsmith. it was originally built adjacent to an older timber house dating from around 1800.

Tel: (+354) 456 5111 • vesturferdir@vesturferdir.is • www.vesturferdir.is Boat-trips to vigur: every year daily june 15th - august 31st or by group-requests hisToric buildinGs collecTion – The windmill in viGur

Gps: 66°02,855n 22°49,608w

the only preserved wooden wind-powered grain mill in the country can be found in vigur. it is said that daníel Hjaltason goldsmith built the mill around 1860, but it has since been enlarged and improved.

Tel: (+354) 456 5111 • vesturferdir@vesturferdir.is • www.vesturferdir.is Boat-trips to vigur: every year daily june 15th - august 31st or by group-requests – 62 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – sTaðarkirkJa church on reykJanes peninsula Gps: 65°29,039n 22°21,246w

about 8 kilometers from Reykhólar on the Reykjanes peninsula in east Barðastrandarsýsla district is the church staðarkirkja. in previous years there was a major farm there as well as the catholic church Ólafskirkja. a vicarage was at staður until 1948 when it was moved to Reykhólar, where there had formerly been a subsidiary church belonging to staður. staðarkirkja church was built in 1864 by daníel Hjaltason, goldsmith, local official and farmer.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is boaT and GiFT oF naTure exhibiTon

Gps: 65°27,124n 22°12,040w

the main emphasis of the exhibition is on the way our ancestors lived and worked, as well as their mode of transport, the clink built boat; its form and seafaring ability. the eider duck and its down are also at the heart of this exhibition. tourist information center is in the same building.

Address:

Opening hours:

gamla mjólkurbúið við Maríutröð

june 1st to august 31st Weekdays

Reykhólum

11.00-17.00 & Weekends 11.00-18.00

tel: (+354) 434 7830 & (+354) 894 1011

other opening hours by agreement.

e-mail: info@reykholar.is

Aðgangseyrir: adults isk 750 seniors (+67) & Handicapt isk 500 children 15 years and under with adults free

www.reykholar.is

– 63 –


The norTh wesT

ag Sk ur ö rð afj

Gjögur

Skagaströnd

Skagaheiði

Djúpavík

Hofs Balafjöll

Skagaströnd Höfðahólar

7 8 9

Húnaflói

D Sauðár 13 La x

Drangsnes

á rd

Húnafjörður D 5 6

Ása r s

Varmahlíð

1

ín ad ur al

Blön

Víðid alu

ál k a

2 3

Hvamm stangi

ði h ei

ng

eið

i

ngu

uh

stu

i

ð hei

h áls

eið i

– 64 –

66 67

u st

d al

arðar

ím Gr

i Víð

fj Hrú ta

alsh

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Page

Heritage Museum of Húnvetningar and strandamenn icelandic seal centre kirkjuhvammskirkja church Þingeyrarkirkja – the church at Þingeyrar textile Museum sea ice exhibition centre the Museum of Prophecies Árnes the country Museum of iceland

úl u

ane s

k Au ð

s t að

Laugarbakki

1

Steinsstaðab

lu r

ne s / B

r

du da

t að a

á rd

Borðeyri

D

4 Hóp

H 11

Sv

ne

Vesturhóp

ns

s He gg

La x

1

jö ll

Va t

12

alsf

Blönduós

68 69 69 70 - 71 70 - 71 70 - 71

Blöndulón


Siglufjörður

1819

Í Fjörðum

Fljót

Slét

ag Sk

Fljót Fljót

Ólafsfjörður

Tröllaskagi

tra

sfj Ól af

líð

ör ð ur

t uh

ön str

ur ö rð afj

Hrísey D

d

Dalvík Hrísey Litli-Ár skógssandur Grenivík 20 Hauganes

1415

Hofsós

Dýjafjallshnjúkur 1445

D Sauðárkrókur

Hólar 1617

13

fjö

12

Holtsey

Varmahlíð

Eyjafjörður Hjalteyri

Svalbarðseyri

Hafrárhnjúkur Lónsbakki Péturshnjúkur 1402 Akureyri 1406 Strýta Kista 1456 1474 Tröllafjall Tröllafjall 1483 Kristnes 1454

Bl

ön

du

hlí ð

ll

11

alur

Þorvaldsda lur

ard Sva rfað

Hrafnagil

Kerling 1536

10

Sk rðu r

lu r

a rð ard Eyjafj

Skagafjörður

fj ö

eið i

ðah

ja Ný bæ

rsta

ði h ei

j ar

in d a

úl u

Víðimýrarkirkja Church in Skagafjörður Au Glaumbærstin u r Skagafjörður da lu r Bæjardyr in Reynistað Skagafjörður Heritage Museum Icelandic Emigration Center Pakkhús (Warehouse) at Hofsós Nýibær at Hólum in Hjaltadalur The Cathedral at Hólar Herring Era Museum Folk Music Museum Centre, Siglufjörður Arngrímur's House in Svarfaðardalur N1 station, Museum guide available

étt af r

– 65 –

72 73 72 73 74 - 75 76 78 77 79 79 78 alur

k Au ð Blöndulón

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 D

Ey v

du da

aga

Blön

Steinsstaðabyggð


heriTaGe museum

Gps:65°15,167n 21°03,663w

We at the Folk museum Byggðasafn Húnvetninga- og strandamanna welcome you! it was founded fifty years ago and contains a precious collection of rare objects displaying local history and culture.the museum is owned by local authorities in the Húnaflói area. on display are number of famous old boats and ships amongst them the famous shark ship Ófeigur from Ófeigsfjörður. oil from the sharks was used to light up streetlamps in europe before the age of electricity. We also show inside the museum the way icelanders used to live by dispalying the living arrangements inside an old house

Address: Reykjagata 6 by Reykjaskóli is 500 staður tel: (+354) 451 0040 e-mail: byggdasafn@emax.is www.byggdasafnhos.is

named syðsti-Hvammur which used to be near Hvammstangi. Many more numerous spectacular pieces can be found inside the museum from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. We are working on changing and updating the display so please come and visit an evolving museum. new and exciting crafts from the local community will be on sale at the museum and restaurant on site

Opening hours Summer: May 15th – sep. 30th daily 10.00-18.00 Winter: tue-thu 10.00-13.00. closed in december. on other occasions by agreement. Admission: adults isk 800, groups 10+ isk 500. Free for children under 16 years of age.

– 66 –


The icelandic seal cenTre

Gps: 65°23,709n 20°56,634w

the icelandic seal centre is an exhibition- and research center with seals as a main theme. at the centre’s exhibition guests can learn about the seals’ anatomy and their cohabitation with men. in the summer time the centre also offers diverse art exhibitions. in addition to seal research the centre’s research department focuses on nature based tourism and regional development.

Address: strandgata 1 (at the Hvammstangi harbour), is-530 Hvammstangi tel: 451 2345 og 898 5233 e-mail: selasetur@selasetur.is www.selasetur.is

Opening hours: june 1st - august 31st open every day from 9.00 - 18.00 May 15th - May 31st & sept 1st - sept 15th open week days from 10.00 - 14.00 otherwise on request – 67 –


ÞinGeyrakirkJa – The church aT ÞinGeyrar

Gps: 65°33,285n 20°24,240w

the church at Þingeyrar is one of the most important icelandic churches. it was build of stone and consecrated 1877. the church is in Romanesque style and have seats for over 100 people. the church possesses many costly treasures. the oldest object in the church is a fine 15th century english alabaster altarpiece. the hexagonal pulpit with tester and baptismal font is from late 17th century. Þingeyrar was important place from early settlement and is mentioned in the saga literature as a regional assembly site. next to the church is a large circular structure, believed to be a judgement circle and listed as a heritage site.

the church at Þingeyrar is open for public in june, july and august with guiding. service for visitors is provided at klausturstofa and there is an exhibition on Þingeyrar church and its history and café.

Address: Þingeyrakirkja austur-Húnavatnssýsla is-541 Blönduós tel: 895-4473 e-mail: holabak@emax.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - august 31st 10:00 - 17:00 Winter: open according to an agreement Service fee: isk 400, under 16 years free, discount for groups and over 67 years. – 68 –


Gps: 65°39,430n 20°17,360w

TexTile museum

the textile Museum in Blönduós is the only specifically focused textile museum in iceland. the museum is located in a beautiful building with good visitor access. it hosts several unique and independent exhibitions of embroideries, icelandic national costumes, the Halldóra room, which is dedicated to the life and work of Halldóra Bjarnadóttir (1873-1981), and a wool exhibition. annually the museum hosts a special exhibition of icelandic textile artists and designers.

Address: Árbraut 29, 540 Blönduósi tel: (+354) 452 4067 e-mail: textile@textile.is www.textile.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - august 31st, daily 10.00-17.00 Winter: By an agreement Admission fee: Free for under 16 years. discount for groups. sea ice cenTer

Gps: 65°39,591n 20°17,995w

Hillebrandt`s House is one of iceland`s oldest wooden houses and has itself a long and interesting history. today it holds an assortment of information on sea ice. the sea ice center displays a combination of texts, photographs and artifacts related to the arctic region. visitors find information about iceland`s historic struggle with sea ice, sea ice research through time, the weather station in Blönduós and can come face to face with an actual polar bear!

Address: Blöndubyggð 2, 540 Blönduós tel: 4524848 e-mail: hafis@blonduos.is www.blonduos.is/hafis

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - august 31st, daily 11.00-17.00 Winter: By agreement

– 69 –


skaGasTrönd

Gps: 65°49,392n 20°18,466w

Árnes Árnes is a unique example of a home and lifestyle of the early 20th century in iceland. the house is a small wooden house, built at the end of the 19th century and is in large parts as it was in the beginning and the infrastructure is mostly

original. it has been tried to have the house look as much as possible as icelandic homes did in the beginning of the 20th century. the furniture are from the local heritage museum or borrowed things from other museums and also some items from the former inhabitants of the house.

Address: is-545 skagaströnd tel: (+354) 455 2700 e-mail: skagastrond@skagastrond.is www.skagastrond.is

Opening hours: Summer: 1. june – 30. august Monday–saturday 13.00 - 17.00 Winter: By Request Free admission – 70 –


skaGasTrönd Gps: 65°49,431n 20°18,431w The Country Museum of Iceland is in kántrýbær in skagaströnd. it is dedicated to the history and the music of the one and only country king of iceland. Hallbjörn, j. Hjartarson and country music in general. the museum has numerous artifacts from Hallbjörn’s music carrier, his records, tunes and written notes.

Address: kántrýsetur íslands is-545 skagaströnd tel: (+354) 452 2829 & (+354) 869 1709 e-mail: kantry@kantry.is www.kantry.is Opening hours: Summer: 11.30-22.00 Winter: By request

Gps: 65°49,381n 20°18,317w

the exhibition which features all kinds of The Museum of Prophecies interesting information about prophecies and the exhibition focuses on Þórdís the fortune telling. visitors can have their fortunes fortune-teller, the first named inhabitant told and their palms read on request. children of skagaströnd, who lived there in the late can examine Þórdís’s gold chest, where various 10th century. a painted tapestry tells the interesting things are hidden. story of Þórdís. guides lead visitors through Address: Opening hours: Menningarfélagið spákonuarfur, is-545 skagaströnd Summer: 13.00-18.00, tel: (+354) 861 5089 closed on Mondays e-mail: dagny@marska.is Winter: By request www.spakona.is Gps: 65° 49,383’n, 20° 18,313’w

– 71 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – bæJardyr aT reynisTaður

Gps: 65°39,396n 19°33,717w

at Reynistaður in skagafjörður fjord an entrance hall is all that remains of the large farm that Þóra Björnsdóttir had built after a great fire in 1758. this building is one of the few existing examples of a timber frame from the 18th century.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is hisToric buildinGs collecTion – víðimýrarkirkJa church in skaGaFJörður Gps: 65°32,324n 19°28,226w

at víðimýri in the age of the sturlungs was the ancient manor of chieftain kolbeinn tumason. it is said that there has been a church at víðimýri since christianity was adopted in iceland. víðimýrarkirkja has always been a farmer‘s church, in the ownership of priests or farmers, and is now a parish church.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is open june 1st - august 31st daily 9:00-18:00. – 72 –


The skaGaFJörður heriTaGe museum

Gps: 65°36,675n 19°30,285w

the skagafjörður Heritage Museum is a centre for preservation, research and communication of skagafjörður culture and cultural heritage. exhibitions are housed in glaumbær on langholt and Minjahúsið in sauðárkrókur and the icelandic emigration centre in Hofsós. the Minjahús houses various special exhibitions of historical interest which include workshops of noted craftsmen from the skagafjörður area. the old traditional turf buildings at glaumbær house an exhibition depicting everyday life on a large 19th century farm. Áshús, built 1883-1886, houses exhibitions on early 20th century household as well as the museum’s tearoom which offers a selection of traditional cakes and other baked goods. gilsstofa was originally built in 1849 but reconstructed at glaumbær in 1997. it houses the museum’s office and souvenir shop. the icelandic emigration centre houses an exhibition on the emigration of people from skagafjörður to north america in the late 19th century.

Address: glaumbær, is-551 sauðárkrókur tel: (+354) 453 6173 e-mail: bsk@skagafjordur.is www.skagafjordur.is/byggdasafn www.glaumbaer.is

0000 000

Opening hours Glaumbær: june 1st -sep. 10th daily 9.00-18.00 Admittance: isk 800. – 73 –

The Heritage House: june 10th -august 30th. daily 13.00-19.00 Admittance: isk 800.


The icelandic emiGraTion cenTer

Gps: 65°53,945n 19°25,163w

Welcome to the icelandic emigration center at Hofsos. the center was founded in 1996 and dedicated to commemorate icelandic emigrants to north america and to promote connections between their descendants and the people of iceland.

silent Flashes this exhibit includes nearly 400 photographs of icelandic emigrants, illustrating portrait photography in north america during the time of the westward migration (1870-1914).

the center now offers four exhibits in three separate buildings, as well as a genealogical information service, library facilities and more. if you are planning a journey to discover the lives of your ancestors, contact us for assistance in identifying family ties. guided tours are available upon request.

prairies wide and Free this exhibit tells the story of icelandic settlement in north dakota. emphasis is placed on children’s experience of the long journey and arrival in a place where the natural world was full of strange plants and animals they had never seen before.

new land, new life this exhibit gives an impression of the lives of the thousands of icelanders who immigrated. the emigrants’ hopes, their preparations for departure, their travelling conditions, and the reality that awaited them in the new World are described.

The stephansson study Poet stephansson’s life story is a fitting metaphor for the icelandic emigrant experience: a youth spent in iceland, a difficult journey to the new World, the effort of adapting to new ways, the movement from one settlement to another, and a lifetime of hard work.

Address: 565 Hofsós tel: (+354) 453 7935 e-mail: hofsos@hofsos.is www.hofsos.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - sept. 1st 11:00 - 18:00 Winter: By request

– 74 –


The icelandic emiGraTion cenTer

– 75 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – sJÁvarborGarkirkJa church in skaGaFJörður Gps: 65°53,936n 19°25,035w

sjávarborgarkirkja church stands on Borg, a rocky headland a short distance from sauðárkrókur, which rises high above the surrounding flatlands. there was a church there at least from the 14th century. the church is made from timber, built by Ólafur guðmundsson of Húsey in 1853. the house originally stood just north of the old turf farm.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – pakkhús (warehouse) aT hoFsós

Gps:65°43,662n 19°35,963w

the warehouse at Hofsós is among the oldest house of its kind in iceland. it is a log house with a high pitched timber roof. the building is thought to have been erected in 1777. there is a storage space in the loft of the second floor with doors through which goods were moved into and out of the house.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 og (+354) 453 7935 • hofsos@hofsos.is thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 76 –


The caThedral aT hólar

Gps: 65°44,102n 19°06,791w

a church has been in Hólar from mid 11th century. the present church is the 5th cathedral on this site since a bishopric was established in northen iceland in 1106, dating from 1763, it is the oldest church in iceland. it was built of stone taken from the mountain Hólabyrða, which towers above Hólar. the thorough restoration that took place during 1988 – 1990, bringing it back to its original state, makes it a museum piece in its own right. amongst its many treasures, new and old, is the beautifully carved altarpiece, presented by jón arason, the last catholic bishop, around 1520.

the cathedral is a place of worship. during the summer months sunday services are held at 11 a.m. and concerts at 2 p.m. evening prayers are at 6 p.m. Monday – saturday.

Address: Hólar í Hjaltadal 551 sauðárkrókur tel: (+354) 453 6300 e-mail: biskup@holar.is www.kirkjan.is/holadomkirkja

Opening hours: Summer: daily 10.00-18.00 Winter: By agreement tel. (+354) 895 9850 Admission: Free

– 77 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – nýibær aT hólar in hJalTadalur

Gps: 65°43,993n 19°06,678w

nýibær is an example of a medium-sized turf farm of the northern type. this type of turf farm developed in the 19th century and is characterized by the timber façades of each house face the yard while the houses at the rear are perpendicular to the passageway. nýibær was built in 1860.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is hisToric buildinGs collecTion – arnGrímur‘s house in svarFaðardalur

Gps: 65°55,679n 18°34,671w

By tjörn in svarfaðardalur valley there is a large farm and church. Here there was a vicarage until 1917. on the slope directly above there is the minor farm gullbringa, which was built in the 18th century. a small house, which was built in front of the old farm, still stands and this is where the painter arngrímur gíslason (1829-87) lived his last years with his second wife and children.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 78 –


Gps: 66°08,829n 18°54,829w

The herrinG era museum

awarded maritime and industrial museum - where the ‘glory days’ of iceland’s herring fisheries and industry are brought back to life in three different buildings. Róaldsbrakki, a 1907 salting station and bunkhouse. on saturdays featuring a live outdoor salting show and accordion dance. grána, a 1930sera fishmeal and oil factory. the Boathouse, the town’s thriving harbour of the 1950s with many old fishing boats at the dock. the Herring era Museum was the winner of the icelandic Museum award 2000 and won the european Museum award 2004, as europe´s best new museum of industry and technology.

Address: snorragata 10 is-580 siglufirði tel: (+354) 467 1604 & (+354) 698 8415 e-mail: safn@sild.is www.sild.is

Opening hours: Summer: daily. june, july & august 10.00-18.00, spring and autumn 13.00-17.00. Winter: By an agreement. Admittance fee: ikR 1.200. seniors (67+) and under 20 years 600 ikR. Free for under 16 years. The Folk music cenTre, siGluFJordur.

Gps: 66°09,037n 18°54,384w

the Folk Music centre brings icelandic folk music to life. People from all over iceland can be seen singing folk songs, playing traditional instruments and performing folk dances. the Folk Music centre is situated in the house of Rev. Bjarni thorsteinsson, who´s famous collection of icelandic folk songs, from the end of the 19th century, was published in 1906.

Address: norðurgata 1 is-580 siglufirði tel: (+354) 467 2300 & (+354) 869 3398 e-mail: setur@folkmusik.is www.folkmusik.is

Opening hours: june 1st - august 31st daily 12.00-18.00. other opening hours by an agreement. Admittance fee: together with the Herring Museum isk 1.200/600 – 79 –


akureyri

in Hr gv

ve ing Hr

r

gur (1 )

D

Akureyri 1 2 3

r br ða jar

Leiran

ri ( eyst aut

7 8

j af Ey

Pollurinn D Hrin gvegu r

4 6

5

82 9 )

Vaðlar

dalur

84 83 82 84 85 85

jarðar

– 80 –

Page 81 81 82

Eyjaf

1 akureyri church 2 davíð stefánsson Memorial Museum 3 Matthías jochumsson Memorial Foundation 4 nonni's House Memorial Museum 5 akureyri Museum 6 toy collection in Fridbjarnarhus 7 akureyri industrial Museum 8 Motorcycle Museum of iceland 9 the aviation Museum of iceland D n1 station, Museum guide available

Hólmarnir

are y

9

St að

e

gu

Lónið


Gps: 65°40,799n 18°05,450w

akureyrarkirkJa - The church oF akureyri

akureyrarkirkja or the church of akureyri is a prominent lutheran church in akureyri, northern iceland. located in the centre of the city, and towering above the city on a hill, it was designed by icelandic state architect, guðjón samúelsson, and completed in 1940. akureyrarkirkja contains a notably large 3200- pipe organ and a unique interpretation of the crucifixion. the opaque central window in the chancel, once belonged to coventry cathedral in england.

Address: By eyrarlandsvegur 600 akureyri

tel: (+354) 462-7700 e-mail: akirkja@akirkja.is www.akirkja.is davíð sTeFÁnsson memorial museum

Gps: 65°40,587n 18°05,515w

in the green hills of akureyri overlooking the Municipal library lays a house with an exciting history and a unique atmosphere of the 60’s. Built in 1944 by one of iceland’s most loved poet and writer, davíð stefánsson, who lived there until he died in 1964. davíð had a taste for the finer things in life and was an enthusiastic collector of art and books. His apartment is a testament to his taste, full of books, art collection and other personal articles, just as he left them in 1964. it is almost as if he is returning in a few minutes.

Address: Bjarkarstíg 6, 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 462 4162 minjasafnid@minjasafnid.is

www minjasafnid.is – 81 –

Opening hours: june 1st - august 31st Monday-Friday 13.00-17.00 Winter: open by request


The Toy collecTion in FridbJarnarhouse

Gps: 65° 40,078’n, 18° 5,158’w

the toy collection in Fridbjarnarhouse is a place to relive your childhood as well as look into the icelandic childhood of the past. a collection of old toys is displayed and you can also let your children play in the designated playroom that will be a great success with young travelers. LEIKFANGASÝNINGIN FRIÐBJARNARHÚSI

Address:

Opneing hours:

aðalstræti 46, 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 863 4531 e-mail: ringsted@akmennt.is www.facebook.com: leikföng frá liðinni öld

Summer: june 1st - august 31st daily 13 - 17 Winter: sept 1st - May 31st saturdays 14 - 16 and by request Admission: children 15 years and younger Free, adults isk 600, seniors (67+) isk 300

maTThias Jochumsson memorial FoundaTion

Gps: 65°40,468n 18°05,237w

a memorial museum of the Reverend and beloved poet Matthías jochumsson (1835-1920), probably best know for composing the national anthem of iceland. the house was the home of Matthías from 1903 until the end of this life. Address: eyrarlandsvegur, 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 462 6649 & (+354) 462 4162 minjasafnid@minjasafnid.is

Opening hours: june 1st-august 31st Mon-Fri 13.00-17.00 Winter: open by arrangement www.minjasafnid.is – 82 –


akureyri museum

Gps: 65°40,125n 18°05,108w

An interesting museum for the entire family interesting and unique artifacts can be found in the exhibitions relating to the viking period, the middle ages, religion and everyday life in eyjafjörður and akureyri in the past. the Museum hosts a number of events throughout the year, the Museum garden is an idyllic picnic spot and the 19th century church is well worth a visit.

Address: aðalstræti 58 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 462 4162 www.minjasafnid.is minjasafnid@minjasafnid.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st to sept. 15th. daily 10.00-17.00 Winter: sat.-sun. 14.00-16.00 and by request Admission: (17+) isk 800. groups (10+) isk 640 0000 000

– 83 –


nonni´s house

Gps: 65°40,124n 18°05,858w

A cozy memorial museum with friendly atmosphere the childhood home of the writer and jesuit priest jón sveinsson, “nonni” (1857-1944) is one of akureyri‘s landmark. He wrote 12 children’s books. they have been translated into more than 40 languages, including chinese and esperanto. nonni lived and worked in germany, France, denmark and the netherlands. Built in 1850 nonni’s House is among the oldest houses in akureyri. it has been preserved as an example of a typical 19th century icelandic town home. Address: aðalstræti 54, is 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 462 3555 www.nonni.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - august 31st daily 10.00-17.00 Winter: sept. 1st - May 31st. open by an agreement Admission: (17+) isk 800. groups (10+) isk 640

akureyri indusTrial museum

Gps: 65°39,695n 18°04,933w

Founded to commemorate the industrial heritage of akureyri, the museum exhibits machinery, tools of various trades and manufactured products from the last century thus telling the stories of the factories and the people who created and worked in them.

Address: drottningarbraut by krókeyri is 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 462 3600 e-mail: idnadarsafnid@idnadarsafid.is www.idnadarsafnid.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - september 14th daily 10.00-17.00 Winter: september 15th -May 31th saturdays 14.00-16.00 Admission: isk 600 – 84 –


Gps: 65°39,115n 18°04,564w

The aviaTion museum oF iceland

the aviation museum of iceland first opened its doors to the public on the 1st of May 1999. it is located in a large Hangar at akureyri airport. there are various kinds of airplanes, big and small, as well as objects that have to do with flying. the museum’s main goal is to preserve iceland’s aviation history. akureyri airport, is-600 akureyri tel: (+354) 461 4400 e-mail: flugsafn@flugsafn.is www.flugsafn.is Opening hours: Summer: june 1st-sept. 1st. daily 11:00 - 17:00 Winter: saturday 12:00 - 17:00 or by an agreement Admission Fee: isk 1.000 11 years and under free The moTorcycle museum oF iceland

Gps: 65°39,695n 18°04,933w

a brand new museum on the 100 year history of motorcycles in iceland. Motorcycles from all over, objects and artifacts relating to the historyof motorcycles in iceland in a stunning 800 square meter building, that was especially designed for the museum.

Address: krókeyri 2 600 akureyri tel: (+354) 866 3500 e-mail: oli@motorhjolasafn.is www.motorhjolasafn.is

Opening hours: Sumar: june 1st - august 31st 10.00–17.00 Winter: sep 1st - may 31st, sat. 15.00–19.00 other opening hours available for groups. Admission: adult isk 1.000, free entry for 15 years and younger – 85 –


The NorTh easT

u rda l

heið i

uh v erfi

r n Skjálfa

hverfi Rey kja

ne s s

eyja

Reykjaheiði Reykjahverfi

Áshe

Lam ba fj öl

dafljót

l

Skriðuhverfi

s k ad al ur

ll

4 Þingey

7

Laugar

da lur

sheiði

Vallaey

Reykjahlíð xá

r da

lu r

9 Mývatn

Mýv

Bleiksm ýrar

La

Mývatn

líð

Strýta Kista 1456 1474 Tröllafjall 1483 Kristnes Tröllafjall Kerling Hrafnagil 1454 1536

s ey arf Hv

gah

Akureyri

t

kl i n

Lónsbakki

Hvamm ar Hvammar

hverfi Rey kja

Fn j ó

Kr æ

Svalbarðseyri

Kaldakinn

Kinnarfjö

Hjalteyri

1

Kel d

Húsavík

3

Dýjafjallshnjúkur 1445

Tjörnes

D 5 6

Hrísey kó Litli- 2 Grenivík gs st Árskógssandur rö nd Hauganes

Eyjafjörður

Öxarfjörð

8

Skjálfandi

Hrísey Ár s

96 96 97 100

Kópa

Keld u

Fl a t

12 13 14 15 D

Mel

svei

11

Page 88 88 89 89 90 91 92-93 90 94 95 97

Saurbæjarkirkja church in Eyjafjörður Fishing Museum in Grenivík The Old Farmhouse Laufás in Eyjafjörður Transportation Museum at Ystafell Grenjaðarstaður in Aðaldal Museum House in Húsavík Húsavík Whale Museum Mánárbakki Museum Sigurgeir´s Bird Museum Vatnajökull National Park -Gljúfrastofa The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum Earthquake Center in Kópasker Bragginn Yst Sæluhús Refuge by Jökulsá á Fjöllum Sauðaneshouse Flatey Fjörðum Museum guide available N1Í station,

at ns

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

– 86 –

Búrfellshraun


Melrakkaslétta

Raufar höfn

ré Af

n

tt

15

Hólaheiði

Þórshöfn

Selj ah

eið i

Ke rl

in g

11 12 13

Þistilfjörður

ar h r au

Kópasker

Öxarfjörður

Svalbarðstunga

sheiði

a

Kv erk ár

t un

ga

Hvam m

Álandstung

ði

h ei Da ls

heið i

ne s s Keld u

nd

Búrfellsheiði

trö

Ásheiði

Tun gu s elsh eið

i fi

ess

10

i eið

an

uh v erfi

uh

ng

Kel d

nd

La

l ku He

i

ur f

jöl l

life lls

he ið

i

Hólssandur

No rð

ll Hó lsfjö

Móar Reykjahlíð

h ra

un

au H

ks

eið

i

Mýv

at ns

lur

svei

t

Mývatn

Búrfellshraun

h ða sta

Ný ja

9

14

a Ho fsárd

lu r

Vopnafjörður

Grjót

Tu

– 87 –

u ng

he

i ið


FishinG museum in Grenivík

Gps: 65°56,794n 18°11,155w

the fishing museum in grenivík is a long line fishing museum. the museum opened in 2009 in an old baiting shack called Hliðarendi, which was built in 1920 on the foundation of an old fishing hamlet. on display is an interesting collection of artifacts, for example; various fishing equipment, objects and tools that were used in smaller boats, long line fishing and processing fish. Most of the objects stem back to the early 1900. the museum also has on display two fishing boats. the old baiting shack was previously used for many different occasions; baiting, salting, packing, skinning, sleeping and dancing. sometimes it is possible to get a taste of an old fashioned dried fish.

Address: sælandi 2, 610 grenivík tel: (+354) 698 5610 e-mail: gudny@grenivik.is www.grenivik.is

Opening hours: june 15th-august 15th, daily 13.00-17.00. Admission Fee: isk 500 Free for children under 14 years. Handicap accsess is limited.

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – saurbæJarkirkJa church in eyJaFJörður FJord Gps: 65°26,831n 18°12,634w

saurbæjarkirkja church is the largest of the few turf churches that have been preserved in iceland. it was built in 1858 by master carpenter Ólafur Briem, who studied carpentry in copenhagen. Ólafur was a prolific carpenter in eyjafjörður fjord in his day and is also the architect of Hólakirkja church in eyjafjörður fjord as well as gilsstofa house which now stands next to glaumbær in skagafjörður fjord.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 88 –


The old Farmhouse lauFÁs

Gps: 65°53,744n 18°4,289w

Experience life in a rectory around 1900 the rectory at laufás was rebuilt in an ambitious style in 1853-1882 and is an example of the gabled farmhouse, although significantly larger. it is furnished with household items and utensils from the turn of the 19th century. one of the specialities of laufás is the bride‘s chamber where brides prepared themselves for the big event. in summer of 2012 the old smithy will be rebuilt and opened. the church was built in 1865 and among its items is an exquisite pulpit from 1698. a souvenir shop and café offering taste of iceland is located at the service centre. Address: 30 km east of akureyri, grýtubakkahreppur tel: (+354) 463 3196 & (+354) 895 3172 laufas@minjasafnid.is www.laufas.is

Opening hours: june 2nd - sept 1st daily 9.00-17.00 open by request for groups at other times. Adm.: (17+) isk 800. groups (10+) isk 640 The TransporTaTion museum aT ysTaFell

Gps: 65°46,510n 17°34,450w

the transportation museum at ystafell was established by ingólfur kristjánsson and kristbjörg jónsdóttir in 1998. the museum is the oldest of its kind in iceland. its main role is to preserve and show various ways and means of transportation and present to the public interesting facts on the subject. ingólfur collected spare parts, machinery and cars of all kinds for half a century. the transportation Museum is the result of his efforts and dedication. the transportation museum at ystafell is on www.facebook.com

Address: ystafell, kaldakinn, 641 Húsavík 9 km from highway nr. 1 tel: (+354) 464 3133 & (+354) 861 1213 e-mail: sverrir@islandia.is www.ystafell.is

Opening hours: May 15th - september 30th daily 10.00 - 20.00 Admission: Free entry for children 11 years and younger Access for disabled is good. – 89 –


aT mÁnÁrbakki museum

Gps: 66°11,983n 17°06,253w

Travel through time iceland has gone through tremendous changes over the centuries and especially the past few decades. over the years, many artifacts and antiques have vanished or become scarce. at Mánárbakki Museum, located on the tjörnes Peninsula about 15 minutes north of Húsavik, you can travel through time as these artifacts and memories have been carefully preserved in a traditional turf house.. in the yellow house of “thorshammer”, you will discover various exciting items that recreate the local history from early settlement to the modern day. a stop at Mánárbakki Museum will surely enhance your travel enjoyment while visiting northern iceland.

Address: tjörneshreppur 641 Húsavík tel: (+354) 464 1957 & (+354) 864 2057

Opening hours: june 15th - august 31st 10.00 - 18.00. or by agreement. Admission: adults isk 500, free for 12 years and younger Weelchair access: Partly

GrenJaðarsTaður TurF house

Gps: 65°49,236n 17°20,990w

the picturesque turf house of grenjaðarstaður used to be one of the area’s chief farms and became the site of a church and a parsonage. it now houses an interesting local heritage museum with nearly two thousand objects. to wander through and imagine how life once was will provide a unique experience. as well as free coffee and tea, facilities are provided for eating your own food.

Address: grenjaðarstaður, is 641 Húsavík tel: (+354) 464 1860 or (+354) 464 3688 e-mail: safnahus@husmus.is | www.husmus.is

Opening hours: june, july and august daily 10:00-18:00 Admission: isk 500. Free for children under 16 – 90 –


museum house in húsavík

Gps: 66°02,826n 17°20,223w

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, Man and Nature – 100 Years in Þingeyjarsýsla which aims to provide insight into man‘s relationship with nature in this region in the period 1850-1950. this interesting aspect of national culture is explored by juxtaposing objects from nature and manmade artefacts. a special room is set aside for young visitors. The Maritime Exhibition includes a large number of boats and a wide variety of fishing gear, equipment and tools which were used in the fisheries, as well as in seal-hunting and shark-fishing. on the top floor and the ground floor there are galleries with changing exhibitions. visitors can take a break, find books in the library, examine maps, access the internet, and so on. the centre has a small museum shop/café which serves coffee and light snacks.

Address: stórigarður 17, 640 Húsavík tel: (+354) 464 1860 e-mail: safnahus@husmus.is www.husmus.is 0000 000

Opening hours: june, july and august daily 10.00-18.00 and weekdays in winter 10.00-16.00 Admission: adults isk 600. groups (10+) & senior citizens (67+) isk 400. children under 16 years free. – 91 –


The húsavík whale museum

Gps: 66°02,811n 17°20,680w

mission the Húsavík Whale Museum is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 1997. it’s foremost aim is to provide detailed and interesting information about whales and their habitat. the Whale Museum forms the educational component to the whale watching trips enjoyed in Húsavík during the summer months. brief history the Whale Museum, formerly called Whale centre, began as a trial, with a small exhibition on whales. only three years after its establishment, the popularity of the exhibit made it necessary to acquire a bigger building. What had once been an abandoned

slaughterhouse in town is now one of the most visited places in the north of iceland, providing 1.600m2 to display whale skeletons of several species and fascinating facts about the whales. the founder of the Museum and manager for the first 11 years is Ásbjörn Björgvinsson, who through enthusiems and hard work made the Whale Museum what it is today. Húsavík and the Whale Watching industry are in debt to Ásbjörn for his unselfish work. over 200.000 people have visited the Museum since its establishment and we look forward to welcoming many more. home and summer Feeding Grounds icelandic waters are home for a variety of

– 92 –


The húsavík whale museum

whales, although many of them only spend the summer months there. about 45% of the currently known whale species have their distribution in european waters and thereof about 23 species occur in the waters around iceland. some of them are just travelling through and are only seen occasionally. But for most of the whales,

iceland presents good feeding grounds, where they spend the entire summer in the search of food. the high productivity of the north atlantic and the structure of the coastal areas offer a variety of habitats, suitable for many species with different requirements.

Address: Hafnarstétt 1, is-640 Húsavík Phone: (+354) 414 2800 e-mail: info@whalemuseum.is www.whalemuseum.is

Opening hours : june, july and august: 9.00 - 19.00 May and september: 10.00 - 17.00 october - april: 9.00 - 17.00 (working days).

Limited

Entrance Fee: adults: 1.250 isk children (6-14 years): 500 isk groups (+10): adults: 900 isk, children: 400 isk

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information – 93 –


siGurGeir´s bird museum

Gps: 65°37,730n 16°59,700w

An adventure world for bird enthusiasts enjoy information and refreshments in the world’s foremost bird paradise. the museum houses about 180 species of birds, more than 300 specimens of bird and numerous eggs. the museum has bird watching binoculars and multimedia about the birds. Address: ytri neslöndum, 660 Mývatn tel: (+354) 464 4477 e-mail: fuglasafn@fuglasafn.is www.fuglasafn.is

Admission fee: adults isk 950. children 7-14 years isk 500 seniors 67+ isk 600 groups 10+ isk 830

Opening hours: May 15th - june 10th daily 11.00-19.00 see website for winter opening hours – 94 –


The visiTor cenTre aT ÁsbyrGi

Gps: 66°01,702n 16°29,255w

gljúfrastofa is the visitor and information centre for the northern territory of vatnajökull national Park. there, visitors get comprehensive information about the Park, its surroundings, hiking trails, natural attractions, history, services and recreational options. in 2009, the centre was specially recognised by the icelandic tourism association for professional development in the tourism industry. the interesting exhibition on geology and the nature of jökulsárgljúfur canyon and its environs graphically informs guests about plate boundaries, volcanism, biospheres and habitats, the power of glacial floods, the formation of Ásbyrgi canyon, and the interaction of humans with the might of nature. considered by many to be the country’s best exhibition on icelandic

nature, it interactively allows the visitor to feel, smell and try out the assorted objects. the visitor centre is a perfect starting point for those who plan to visit jökulsárgljúfur and its surroundings. interesting natural attractions within jökulsárgjúfur are Ásbyrgi, Hljóðaklettar, Hólmatungur and dettifoss. the building is situated at the lower end of Ásbyrgi canyon and is the starting point for a variety of hiking trails. in the vicinity of the visitor centre are a campsite and a shop.

Address: Ásbyrgi is 671 kópasker tel: 470 7100 e-mail: asbyrgi@vjp.is www.vjp.is

Opening hours: daily May 1st to sep. 30th (opening hours varies) Admission free 0000 000

The visitors centres of vatnajökull national park are three; The visitor centre at Ásbyrgi, snæfellsstofa (page 107) and skaftafell (page 110) – 95 –


braGGinn ysT

Gps: 66°14,415n 16°25,124w

Bragginn in oxarfjordur is situated 26 kilometers from vatnajökulsþjóðgarður national Park and asbyrgi in northern iceland. it is the studio and exhibition space for the artist yst. Bragginn is a half cylinder type of building of an american type and was built in 1964 as a barn and sheep shelter and used as such until its rebuilding in the year 2000. it has endured earthquakes up to at least 6.2 on Richter scale and the sheep it housed were considered both healthy and thriving.

Exhibition hours:

Address: Öxarfjörður, 671 kópasker tel: (+354) 465 2166 e-mail: yst@yst.is www.yst.is

From solstice in june till early july every year daily from 11am to 18 pm

The earThquake cenTer in kópasker

Gps: 66°18,086n 16°26,797w

an exhibition about tHe kÓPaskeR eaRtHQuake that took place 13th of january 1976. at that time 90 inhabitants of 130 were evacuated during a heavy snowstorm. the exhibition consists of pictures from the evacuation plus information about the geology of the area and information about volcanic eruptions in the north east.

Address: the school House kópasker, 670 kópasker tel: (+354) 465 2105 & (+354) 845 2454 e-mail: earthquake@kopasker.is http://skjalftasetur-is.123.is

Opening hours: june 1st – august 30th daily 13.00-17.00. at other times by agreement Free admission no wheelchair access – 96 –


The norThern ÞinGeyJarsýsla heriTaGe museum

Gps: 66°18,063n 16°24,907w

different objects: toys, a firefighting cart, guns, wood carvings, blacksmith products and much, much more. the museum also contains the library of Helgi kristjánsson, from the nearby farm of leirhöfn. Helgi was well known for bookbinding and all kinds of caps he designed and made. located at snartarstaðir farm, one kilometre from the village of kópasker, this museum presents a unique collection of local objects showing daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries. there is a wide array of stitched articles: embroidery, woven goods, knitted clothing and many other unique, interesting handicrafts. in addition, the museum contains a variety of quite

Address: snartarstaðir, 671 kópasker tel: (+354) 464 1860 or (+354) 465 2171 e-mail: safnahus@husmus.is www.husmus.is Gps: 65°38,360n 16°13,390w

Opening hours: open daily from 13:00 to 17:00 during june, july and august Admission is free.

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – sæluhús reFuGe by JökulsÁ Á FJöllum

the river jökulsá á Fjöllum was a great hindrance in past centuries. it was not considered possible to cross on horseback, but there were ferries in places where traffic was highest. the refuge was built around 1880 from stone. the house was said to be haunted by an animals the size of a year old calf, with thick fur and terrible.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 97 –


Litli- Grenivík Árskógssandur The easT Hauganes Hjalteyri

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 D

Reykjahverfi Hvammar Skriðuhverfi

Múlastofa Museum Laugar Burstarfell Museum Technical Museum of East Iceland Reykjahlíð Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art East Iceland Heritage MuseumMývatn Slaughterhouse Culture Centre Tryggvi Ólafsson Art Museum East Iceland Natural History Institute Museum House in Neskaupstaður Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime Museum The Museums of Fjarðabyggð Galtastaðir fram on Hróarstunga East Iceland Maritime Museum Icelandic Wartime Museum Sómastaðir Vatnajökull Glacier Park at Skriðuklaustur Skriðuklaustur - Cultural Centre & Historical Place French Fishermen in Iceland Langabúð Museum in Djúpavogur Ódáðahraun Svavar Guðnason Museum Thorbergur Centre of Culture Hofskirkja Church in Öræfi Skaftafell National Park Selið in Skaftafell The Prayer House at Núpsstaður N1 station, Museum guide available

Page 101 101 102 102 103 108 104-105 104-105 104-105 104-105 104-105 108 104-105 104-105 109 107 106 104-105 109 112 111 112 110 113 113

Hálslón

Sprengisandur Hágöngulón

Vatnajökull

Langisjór Þuríðartindur 1741 Snæbreið Hrútsfjallstindar 2041 24 23 1773

25 22 Skeiðarársandur – 98 –

21

Snæ 1833


Vopnafjörður

1

2

Bakkagerði Breiðavík

Eiðar Fellabær

3 4

D 5 6 Fell

Egilsstaðir

Seyðisfjörður

Eskifjörður 12 Hallormsstaður 13

7 8 9 10 11 Neskaupstaður

14 15

16 17

Reyðarfjörður

Fáskrúðsfjörður 18

Hálslón

Stöðvarfjörður Breiðdalsvík

Snæfell 1833

Djúpivogur

19

Nesjahverfi Höfn

D

20

21

– 99 –


hisToric buildinGs collecTion – sauðanes on lanGanes

Gps: 66°14,771n 15°15,699w

it is believed that there has been a church at sauðanes since the 12th century. the vicarage at sauðanes (sauðanes House) was built in 1879 and sauðaneskirkja church in 1889. the old vicarage is the oldest stone house in Þingeyjarsýsla district and was made from stone brought from far away but carved on site.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is hisToric buildinGs collecTion – busTarFell in vopnaFJörður

Gps: 65°36,940n 15°05,880w

at Bustarfell there is a large, elegant turf farm which has been in the care of the national Museum since 1943. it houses the Bustarfell museum where old artifacts from the farm and from the family who lived there are exhibited.

bustarfell@simnet.is • www.bustarfell.is • Open June 10th - Sept. 10th, Daily 10:00-18:00 – 100 –


busTarFell museum

Gps: 65°36,940n 15°05,880w

Bustarfell in vopnafjörður is one of the most beautiful and best kept turf-house in iceland. guided tours around the museum are available every day in summer and by arrangement during winter. often during weekends the museum becomes alive with various events, exhibition of old workmanship and delicious national refreshments in Hjáleigan café.

Address: Bustarfell, 690 vopnafirði tel: (+354) 844 1153 & (+354) 471 2211 e-mail: bustarfell@simnet.is, www.bustarfell.is

Opening hours: We encourage guests to look at our website bustarfell.is for further information. Admittance fee: isk 700 kr. individuals isk 100 children 9-13 years. isk 500 groups (10+) in café

múlasToFa - a museum abouT liFe and arT oF Jón múli and Jónas Árnason GPS: 65°45,189N 14°49,589W

Múlastofa museum is located in the cultural center kaupvangur. Björn g. Björnsson, designer, has created a museum about life and art of jón Múli and jónas Árnason. the main purpose of the Múlastofa site is to keep exhitition about life and art of the brothers, to offer enthusiasts a position to study the brothers works and finally to represent a music and culture festival each year in august.

Address: kaupvangur – Hafnarbyggð 4a, 690 vopnafirði tel: (+354) 473 1341 & (+354) 862 1398 Fax: (+354) 473 1296 e-mail: magnus@vopnafjardarhreppur.is www.vopnafjardarhreppur.is www.mulastofa.is

Opening hours: Summertime: Mon.-Fry. 10-18 and Weekends 12-16 same opening hours as upplýsingamiðstöð Ferðamála Admittance fee: isk 700 for all older than 14 years

– 101 –


Technical museum oF easT iceland

Gps: 65°15,967n 13°59,472w

Focuses on the influx of modern times around 1880 to 1950. animate exhibitions. iceland’s first telegraph station, mechanical shop (1907), hospital, photo studio, printshop and more re-create the atmosphere of the times they portray. smithy festival 27th–29th july 2012.

Address: Hafnargötu 44 is 710 seyðisfirði tel: (+354) 472 1696 & (+354) 861 7764 e-mail: tekmus@tekmus.is www.tekmus.is

Opening hours: Summer: Workdays 11.00-17.00 Winter: Workdays 13.00-16.00 Admission: isk 1.000

skaFTFell - cenTer For visual arT

Gps: 65° 15,695’n, 13° 59,873’w

skaftfell is dedicated to nurturing and exhibiting visual art, the main emphasis being on contemporary art. skaftfell is a meeting point for artists and locals and serves as a center for visual art in all east-iceland.

Address: austurvegur 42, 710 seyðisfjörður. sími: 472 1632 netfang: skaftfell@skaftfell.is www.skaftfell.is

Opening hours: Summer: 12.00-22.00 Winter: tue.-thu. 13.00-16.00, Fri. and sat. 17.00-21.00

– 102 –


easT iceland heriTaGe museum

Gps: Gps: 65°15,967n 13°59,472w

a traditional museum with a modern and lively approach. the permanent exhibition is called “the countryside and the village” and covers traditional icelandic farming society as well as the arrival of modern times focusing on the particularities of the region. Regluar, temporary exhibitions and a Hands-on section for guests to touch and try for better understanding. kjarvalshvammur, the artists hut and geirsstaðakirkja on Hróarstunga are also places worth visiting.

Admittance fee (April 1st-Sept. 30th: adult isk 1.000 seniors (67+) isk 500 children 15 years and under free 20% off for students & groups (10 +) Address: laufskógar 1, 700 egilsstaðir tel: (+354) 471-1412 e-mail: minjasafn@minjasafn.is www.minjasafn.is

Opening hours Summer: june 1st - august 31st: Mon.-thu. 13.00-19.00 sat. 10.00-16.00. closed on sundays Opening hours Winter: Mon-Fri 13.00-16.00 and by agreement – 103 –


FJarðabyGGð

welcome to the various museums in Fjarðabyggð

Mjóifjör›ur Nor›fjör›u r Eskifjör›ur Rey› a rfjör›u r

Fáskrú›sfjör›ur Stö›va rfjör›ur

All museums are open 13.00 – 17.00 pm, 7 days a week, from June 1st – August 31st or by agreement with the manager, tel: (+354) 470 9063. www.fjardabyggd.is Gps: 65°08,508n 13°40,205w

The Museum House in Neskaupstaður egilsbraut 2, neskaupstaður tel: (+354) 477 1446 & 470 9063 sofn@fjardabyggd.is Tryggvi Ólafsson Art collection tryggvi Ólafsson is born in 1940 at norðfjordur in Fjardabyggd. He studied at the the icelandic college of art and crafts 1960-61 and at the Royal art academy in copenhagen from 1961-66. tryggvi is one of iceland´s best known contemporary artists. The Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime Museum the museum displays interesting objects relating to fishing, iron work, boat building and the old ways of the icelandic people. it displays a replica of josafat’s fathers old iron workshop where josafat studied and started his carrier. The East Iceland Museum of Natural History at Neskaupstaður a new and interesting museum which displays the best of icelandic nature; icelandic mammals, shellfish, birds, insects and stone collection as well as specimens from the east icelandic flora. – 104 –


FJarðabyGGð Gps: 65°04,202n 14°00,597w

The East Iceland Maritime Museum strandgata 39b, eskifjörður tel: (+354) 476 1605 & (+354) 470 9063 sofn@fjardabyggd.is the museum mostly exhibits objects and utensils relating to fishing and seafaring in general. it also displays various reminders of local trade, industry and medicine from times past. the collection is in a commercial building, “gamla búð”, built in 1816. Gps: 65°02,190n 14°12,343w

The Icelandic Wartime Museum spítalakampur by Hæðargerði Reyðarfjörður tel: (+354) 470 9063 sofn@fjardabyggd.is at the icelandic Waretime Museum you can travel back to the days of the 2nd World War and the military occupation of Reyðarfjordur. the museum gives a vivid insight into life during the war. the focus is on the impact of the occupation on the icelandic people. Gsm: 65°02,190n 14°12,343w

French Fishermen in Iceland Búðarvegur 8 Fáskrúðsfjörður tel: (+354) 892 8929 sofn@fjardabyggd.is the museum tells the story of the French fishermen and the era they spent in Fáskrúðsfjörður. their heyday in iceland was from the early nineteenth century until 1914. during this period up to 5,000 men fished in icelandic fishing grounds. also visit the cosy café and the tourist information centre. opnening Hours 10:00-18:00 daily in the summer. – 105 –


skriðuklausTur - cenTre oF culTure & hisTory

Gps: 65°02,598n 14°56,945w

Historical site with the ruins of a 16th century monastery and the home of the writer gunnar gunnarsson. Built in 1939 it is one of iceland’s most valuable buildings, donated to the nation

by the writer in 1948. Museum about gunnarsson with exhibitions and events of various kind concerning local culture and nature. Personal guidance guaranteed. lunch and cake buffet every day in the summer at the klausturkaffi restaurant with local food specialities.

Address: gunnarsstofnun, skriðuklaustur is-701 egilsstaðir tel: (+354) 471-2990 e-mail: klaustur@skriduklaustur.is www.skriduklaustur.is

Opening hours: Summer: june-august 10.00-18.00. May & ½ sept 12.00-17.00. Winter: ask for info Admission fee: Museum isk 700. Free for 16 and under. Ruins guidance isk 300. Museum & Ruins together isk 800. – 106 –


Gps: 65°2,661n 14°56,827w

snæFellssToFa visiTor cenTre aT skriduklausTur

snæfellsstofa is the visitor and information centre for the eastern territory of vatnajökull national Park. it is located at skriðuklaustur in Fljótsdalur, in the first environmentally certified building in iceland. snæfellsstofa houses a lovely exhibition which focuses on nature‘s cycles and formation, the interaction of vegetation and animal life within the Park, revealed in the water cycle, seasonal changes and the cycle of life and death. the exhibition allows visitors interactively to feel, smell and try out assorted objects. the visitor centre also houses a souvenir shop with focus on products from surrounding areas of the national Park and a coffee shop.

Address: skriðuklaustur, is-701 egilsstaðir tel: 470 0840 e-mail: snaefellsstofa@vjp.is www.vjp.is

Opening hours: May: workdays 10-16 and weekends 13-17 june 1st-august 31st: workdays 9-18 & weekends 10-18 september: workdays 10-16 and weekends 13-17 Admission: Free

The visitors centres of vatnajökull national park are three; at skriðuklaustur, skaftafell (page 110) and Gljúfrastofa in Ásbyrgi (page 95)

– 107 –


slauGhTerhouse culTure cenTre

Gps: 65° 15,510’n, 14° 24,394’w

slaughterhouse culture centre - youth House arts the slaughterhouse culture centre is the heart of culture and arts in egilsstadir, east iceland. the slaughterhouse offers a variety of cultural events all year long such as concerts, plays, art exhibitions etc. the slaughterhouse also houses artists’ studios where guests are always welcome. internet connection.

Address:

Opneing hours:

kaupvangur 7, 700 egilsstaðir tel: (+354) 471 1479 slaturhusid@egilsstadir.is www.slaturhusid.is

Summer: Mon.-thurs 17.00-22.00 Fri - sun 14.00-16.00 Winter: Mon.-thurs. 17.00-22.00 Admission: no admission unless advertised

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – GalTasTaðir Fram on hróarsTunGa

Gps: 65°27,040n 14°26,073w

at galtastaðir Fram there is a turf farm from the 19th century. the living room was built over the cattle-shed in order to make use of the heat of the cows to heat up the house.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 108 –


lanGabúð museum

Gps: 64°39,457n 14°16,979w

langabúð, made of logs and originally dating back to 1790, is djúpivogurs oldest building. now renovated, it serves as a cultural centre for djúpivogur, partly by housing a heritage museum and an exhibition on the famous icelandic sculptour Ríkarður jónsson, along with coffee shop.

Address: langabúð is-765 djúpavogi Phone: (+354) 478 8220 e-mail: langabud@djupivogur.is www.rikardssafn.is

Opening hours: Summer: May 15th – september 15th, Monday through Fridays 10:00-18:00 and saturdays and sundays 10:00-23:30 during the winter time, langabúð is open according to an agreement. hisToric buildinGs collecTion – sómasTaðir

Gps: 65°02,186n 14°06,476w

the stone house at sómastaðir was built of local rock in 1875, using glacial clay, smiðjumór, for mortar. Hans jakob Beck (1838–1920), a farmer and fishing-vessel owner and administrator of the district, had the house built to the south of the existing traditional turf farmhouse. He may have been inspired by houses of a similar type he had seen on his travels in scotland. a two storey timber building stood for awhile at the western end of the stone house.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 109 –


The visiTor cenTre aT skaFTaFell

Gps: 64°00,994n 16°58,013w

the visitor centre at skaftafell is an information centre for the south territory of vatnajökull national Park. an exhibition tells the story of fire and ice; the way in which volcanoes and glaciers have struggled to form the surrounding region and the effects of eruptions and glacial outburst floods on daily lives of people. items from the fateful expedition of British students in 1952 are on display along with a short film about the volcanic eruption in gjálp in 1996.. the visitor centre has a souvenir shop and a restaurant. excellent handicap access. Address: skaftafell, 785, Öræfi tel: (+354) 470 8300 e-mail: skaftafell@vjp.is www.vjp.is

Opening hours: open daily (except christmas & new years) variable opening hours - see www.vjp.is Admission: Free

The visitors centres of vatnajökull national park are three; at skaftafell, skriðuklaustur (page 107) and Gljúfrastofa in Ásbyrgi (page 95) – 110 –


The ThorberGur cenTre oF culTure

Gps: 64°07,747n 16°00,850w

The Thorbergur centre of culture in hali in the district sudursveit of southeast iceland. the thorbergur centre was built in memory of the famous icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888 – 1974), who was born in Hali.

Address: Hali í suðursveit 781 Höfn tel: (+354) 478 1078 Mobile: (+354) 867 2900 e-mail: hali@hali.is thorbergssetur@simnet.is www.thorbergssetur.is

in the thorbergur centre there are a heritage museum and unique exhibitions of the district sudursveit and the writer Þórbergur Þorðarson, his life and work in the thorbergur centre is a fully licensed Restaurant. We offer you coffee, homebaked cakes and our specialities such as the farmraised arctic char (trout) from Hali as well as other traditional local food like gourmet icelandic lamb and traditional lamb meat soup with bread. the thorbergur centre is by road number 1 only 13 km further east from jökulsárlón

Opening hours: Summer (Mai 15th – Sept. 15th) every day 9.00-21.00 Winter (Sept. 16th – May 14th) every day 8.00-11.00 and 16.00-20.00 visits and meals outside normal opening hours can be arranged with us. Admission: isk 1.000, 14 years and under free

– 111 –


svavar Guðnason museum

Gps: 64°15,621n 15°12,081w

Svavar Guðnason, untitled, year unknown.

art museum in Hornafjörður, dedicated to the memory of svavar guðnason who was born in Hornafjörður 1909. He moved to denemark and was active in the coBRa movement and one of icelands best known painter in modern times. Here you can find his work in the summertime, and in the wintertime you will find various exhibitions in the gallery.

Address: by Hafnarbraut, is 700 Hornafjörður tel: (+354) 470 8000 & (+354) 470 8050 e-mail: menningarmidstod@hornafjordur.is www.hornafjordur.is/menning

Svavar Guðnason, untitled, year unknown.

Opening hours: Summer: 9.00-16.00 daily Winter: 9.00-16.00 weekdays and by request on other hours Admission: Free

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – hoFskirkJa church in öræFi

Gps: 63°54,420n 16°42,405w

the oldest record of a church in Hof is from 1343 when it was a farmer‘s church, dedicated to saint clemens. later it was an outer church of sandfell. the church which stands now was built from 1883-85 by Páll Pálsson, master carpenter from Hörgsdalur. it has a timber frame, with stone side walls and a slate roof covered with turf.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 112 –


Gps: 63°57,619n 17°34,607w

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – The prayer house aT núpssTaður

núpssaður was a church and since 1340 it was belived to be dedicated to saint nikulás. the church seems to have been kept well until late 1500. From 1650 a new church was built and it is thought that the Prayer House is made from the remains of that church.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is Gps: 64°01,423n 16°59,585w

hisToric buildinGs collecTion – selið in skaFTaFell

selið is a small turf farm of a southern type, built by Þorsteinn guðmundsson farmer in 1912 and is a fine example of farms as they used to be in that area until the 1930s. the living room is built on top of the cow-shed, where the people could make advantage of the warmth from the cows. a stone‘s throw away are large barns built with an ancient type of structure.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 113 –


Melahverfi

Höfðasel

Kj

Bláskógaheiði Br un i Botnssúlur

Hv alf jö rð ur

The souTh

ala

rn

19

es

Laugarvatn ug ar La

l ur

Mosfellsbæ r

Reykjavík Viðey Seltjarnar nes

Þingvallavatn

Mosfellsheiði

Lyngdalsheiði

18

í na au

eið

20

Sk

He ll

n

ish eið i

hr Hraun

Árbæ jarhverfi Selfoss D

Flóagaflshverfi

Flói Þorlákshöfn 16 15 Eyrarbakki Stokkseyri

14

Selvogsgrunn

skógar Museum Þjóðveldisbærinn - the Reconstructed Farm House Burfell Power station – interactive energy exhibition Hekla centre keldur at Rangárvöllum surtsey visitor centre vestmannaeyjar Heritage- and Photography Museum vestmannaeyjar art Museum sæheimar: aquarium and Museum of national History icelandic saga centre tungufellskirkja church geysisstofa - education center skálholtskirkja church Wildlife Museum Folk Museum of Árnessýsla – the House at eyrarbakki Maritime Museum in eyrarbakki lÁ art Museum geothermal energy exhibition Þingvellir national Park strandarkirkja church n1 station, Museum guide available – 114 –

Sólheim

Brautar hol

Hveragerði

D 17

Þorgrímsstaðir

Apavatn

Borg í Grímsnesi

Sv

Álftanes Kópavogur Garðabæ r Hafnarfjörður

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 D

da

Page 118 120-121 132 119 119 116-117 116-117 116-117 116-117 122-123 124 128 125 129 130 130 131 124 126-127 133

Ásh Vetleifsholtsh

Bjó Háfshver fi

Þykkv


gaheiði Br un i

12

l ur

ung ur

ngdalsheiði

da

Biskupst

Laugarvatn ug ar La

Flóamanna- og Skeiðamannaafréttur

11

ta Sul

Reykholt

Apavatn

Borg í Grímsnesi

Tunguey 13

rt an

ón gal

3

Flúðir

2

Laugarás

Sólheimar

Brautar holt

Sk eið

rsá Þj ó

Hekla 1450

Árnes 4

bæ jarhverfi

erfi Rauðilæ kur

rv ell

Hvolsvöllur

Þykkvibæ r VesturLandeyjar

5

Bjóluhverfi Háfshver fi

Skógshraun

ir

Hella

Ra n

Áshverfi Vetleifsholtshverfi

D 10

Flj ót

Tindfjallajökull Ýmir 1464

sh líð

Fíflholtshverfi AusturLandeyjar

Eyjafjallajökull Búðarhólshverfi Hólm ahverfi

Guðnasteinn 1651 Skógar

1

Skógasandur Vestm annaeyjar

8 9 6 7

– 115 –


vesTmannaeyJar

Library safnahús by Ráðhúströð is-900 vestmannaeyjar tel: (+354) 488 2040 & (+354) 892 9286 e-mail: bokasafn@vestmannaeyjar.is www.vestmannaeyjar.is/safnahus

Sagnheimar, Heritage Museum safnahúsinu by Ráðhúströð is-900 vestmannaeyjar tel: (+354) 488 2045 e-mail: sagnheimar@sagnheimar.is www.sagnheimar.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 1st - august 31st Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00 Winter: sept. 1st - May 31 st Mon-thu 10.00-18.00 Fri 10.00-17.00 okt. 1st - May 1st. sat. 11.00-14.00

Opening hours: Summer: May 12th-sept. 15th daily 11.00-17.00 Winter: sept. 16th-May 11th. sat. 13.00-16.00 Admittance fee: isk 1.000 Free for children up to 15 years.

Gps: 63°26,310n 20°16,165w

Gps: 63°26,310n 20°16,165w

in the museum by Ráðhúströð there is an internet café during weekdays. there are exhibitions in the foyer open every day.

– 116 –


vesTmannaeyJar

Aquarium and Museum of Natural History Heiðarvegur 12, is-900 vestmannaeyjar tel: (+354) 481 1997 & (+354) 863 8228 e-mail: saeheimar@setur.is www.saeheimar.is

Surtsey Visitor Centre Heiðarvegur 1, is-900 vestmannaeyjar tel: (+354) 591 2140 & (+354) 822 4058 e-mail: surtsey@ust.is www.ust.is/surtsey

Admittance fee: isk 1.000 Free for children up to 15 years.

Admittance fee: isk 500

At Sæheimar you can see live specimens of fishes and other aquatic life, and even touch some. Most icelandic bird species are also on display along with a number of other natural objects. Gps: 63°26,464n 20°16,582w

At the Surtsey exhibition in Surtsey Visitor Centre visitors can learn about Surtsey, the research that have been undertaken there and how the islands will evolve in the future Gps: 63°26,539n 20°16,427w

Opening hours for Sæheimar, aquarium & Surtsey Visitor Centre: Summer: May 16th-sept. 15th daily 11.00-17.00. Winter: sept. 16th-May 15th sat. 13.00-16.00.

– 117 –


skóGar museum

Gps: 63°31,574n 19°29,603w

skógar Museum was founded in 1949 and preserves the cultural heritage of south iceland in the form of tools and equipment used at land and see, crafts and old buildings. the collection took place at the turning point in the history of the icelandic nation. the old rural society was vanishing, a new culture was taking root. the museum moved into its own premises in 1955. in 1968 work commenced on the reconstruction of old turf farmhouses, which has been one of the principal parts of the museum´s work. in these buildings, visitors to the museum can see how the people of iceland lived in past times. in 2002 a large exhibition facility was built at the museum site to house exhibits from the technological age that began in iceland shortly before the mid-20th century. this new museum, the Museum of transport and communication has a spacious cafeteria and a beautiful souvenir shop.

Address: skógar 861 Hvolsvöllur tel: (+354) 487 8845 e-mail: skogasafn@skogasafn.is www.skogasafn.is

Opening hours: Summer: june-august 9.00-18.00 May-september 10.00-17.00 Winter: october-april: 11.00-16.00 Admission fee: ask for information – 118 –


hekla cenTre

Gps: 63°59,537n 20°00,840w

splendid modern exhibition on Mt. Hekla, one of the world’s most famous volcanoes, reputed in olden times to be the gateway to Hell. the exhibition provides in- sight into the overwhelming power of the volcano, and the way that the icelanders have lived with the mountain over the centuries. the Hekla centre will provide guidance on the best routes onto the mountain. other facilities include a fine restaurant and meeting / conference facilities.

Address: leirubakki, 851 Hella tel: (+354) 487 8700 e-mail: leirubakki@leirubakki.is www.leirubakki.is Gps: 63°49,300n 20°04,437w

Opening hours: 1. 5. – 30. 9.: daily 10.00 – 22.00. 1. 10. – 30. 4.: By arrangement Admission fee: standard: isk 800, groups 10+: isk 700, children 6-11 years: isk 400 hisToric buildinGs collecTion – keldur aT ranGÁrvellir

at keldur there is a turf farm of an ancient type which, is one of the largest preserved turf farms in south iceland. the halls timber frame is a stave construction with decorative mouldings of Roman style. From the hall there is an underground tunnel thought to date from the 12th to 13th century and was probably built as an escape during a time of conflict. in addition to these, several outhouses have been preserved.

Sími: 530 2200 • thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is open june 15th-august 15th every day from 9:00-17:00. – 119 –


ÞJóðveldisbærinn – The reconsTrucTed Farm house

Gps: 64°07,207n 19°49,236w

Þjóðveldisbærinn stöng is a reconstructed

in 2000, a turf-clad stave church was reconstruct-

viking-era long house or farmstead in iceland,

ed beside the farmstead at stöng. the Bishop of

located in the Þjórsárdalur valley near road 32. it

iceland, consecrated the church as a part of the

is a replica of the building which stood at stöng

1000 year anniversary of christendom in iceland.

7 km to the north which was buried under volcanic ash in 1104 following the eruption of the

The Reconstructed Farm house

volcano Hekla.

is in Þjórsárdalur.

the reconstruction was built in 1974 as a part of the national celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of the settlement of iceland in 874. Much of the interiour and detail of the reconstruction is

getting there from the west: off Main Road 1 past selfoss unto road 30, direction Flúðir. turn into road 32 signposted Árnes, which leads into the Þjórsárdalur.

based on general ideas and guesswork, but the

From the east: off Main Road 1past Hella, unto

belief is that the result is quite telling about the

road 26. close to sultartangavirkjun, turn unto

dwellings of medieval icelanders.

road 30 direction Búrfell Power station. – 120 –


ÞJóðveldisbærinn – The reconsTrucTed Farm house

Address: Þjórsárdalur 801 selfoss tel: (+354) 488 7713 e-mail: thjodveldisbaer@thjodveldisbaer.is www.thjodveldisbaer.is

Opening hours: Summer: june 11th - august 31st. Admission fee: adults isk 600 Free for children up to 12 years. 67+ years: isk 450. groups (+20) each: isk 450 – 121 –


The icelandic saGa cenTre

Gps: 63°45,009n 20°13,508w

welcome to the saga centre the saga centre is a cultural centre for the region of Rangárþing eystra. the saga centre offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the vast and fascinating

world of the sagas. as our guest you will have an incredible chance to enter the world of mythology, ocean voyages, and the discovery of new lands. take some time and meet the characters of the famous saga of Brennu-

– 122 –


The icelandic saGa cenTre njáll or as it is called in english, the story of Burned njal. and like several other sagas, it has a nickname in its native iceland, “njala”. as you step through the entrance of the centre you will find yourself transported back in time. visitors will be captivated by the deep and rich history of the sagas. experience the dramatic and fascinating story of the viking age with all its romance, conflict, love, and death.

njáls saga Brennu-njalssaga is the most celebrated of the icelandic sagas. though its events are set in the tenth and early eleventh centuries, the saga itself was not written until towards the end of the thirteenth century by an anonymous icelandic saga man or storyteller. the saga take place in southern iceland mainly at Rangárvellir. saga centre at Hvolsvollur houses the great exhibition of njala, dedicated to this masterpiece of icelandic sagas. guests are invited to explore ocean travel and navigation, religion, viking cosmology, before they enter into the literary art of the greatest heroic stories of the Middle ages.

Address: Hlíðarvegur 14, is-860 Hvolsvöllur tel: (+354) 487 8781 Mobile: (+354) 618 6143 e-mail: njala@njala.is www. njala.is Opening hours : Summertime: open every day 9.00-18.00 Visits outside normal opening hours can be arranged with the museum. Admittance fee: isk 750 children (under16) no charge.

– 123 –


GeoThermal enerGy exhibiTion

Gps: 64° 6,917’n, 21° 14,976’w

a geothermal energy exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant . the plant is a striking example of how geothermal energy is harnessed in a sustainable manner in iceland and a showcase for the rest of the world. experienced guides give informative presentations backed by multimedia shows about sustainable green energy as a global energy source. exclusive collection of minerals and stones on 1st flour. experienced guides give informative presentations backed by multimedia shows about sustainable green energy as a global energy source. a fully licensed coffee shop with specially brewed coffee, sandwiches, etc. a souvenirs corner with a selection of educational material on geothermal energy, including dvds, books, a Hengill hiking map, etc open daily from 09:00 – 17:00. We are about 20 min. drive from Reykjavík on Route 1 towards Hveragerdi.

Address: Hellisheiðarvirkjun, 801 selfoss tel: (+354) 412-5800 e-mail: orkusyn@orkusyn.is www.orkusyn.is hisToric buildinGs collecTion – TunGuFellskirkJa church

Opneing hours: Summer: daily 9.00 - 17.00 Winter: daily 9.00 - 17.00 Admission: 700,Gps: 64°17,185n 20°09,650w

at tungufell in Hrunamannahreppur district there is a wooden church in the older style, towerless, characterised by low walls and windows aligned with the edge the roof. it was built in 1856 by sigfús guðmundsson, master carpenter who also built Hrunakirkja church and the old parish church in skálholt.

Tel: (+354) 530 2200 • e-mail: thjodminjasafn@thjodminjasafn.is • www.thjodminjasafn.is – 124 –


skÁlholTskirkJa

Gps: 64°07,536n 20°31,503w

the modern cathedral was inaugurated in 1963. it is well known for its works of modern art, as well as for artefacts from previous churches on the site. in the crypt is an exhibition from the national Museum, including the sarcophagus of bishop Páll jónsson (bishop 1195-1211), unearthed in 1954. since then archaeological excavations at skálholt have revealed many interesting finds that can be seen and studied there. With its cathedral skálholt of our time is more than history. it is the site of a deputy bishop and a local parish priest. Besides holy services every sunday and morning (laudes) and evening prayers (vesper) on weekdays the cathedral has become renowned for its summer concerts attracting many skilled musicians and lots of music lovers.

Address: skálholt 801 selfoss tel: (+354) 486 8870 – 125 –

e-mail: skoli@skalholt.is www.skalholt.is


The inTerpreTive cenTer aT ÞinGvellir

Þingvellir is a national park and a World Heritage site where the protected area shall always be the property of the icelandic nation, under the preservation of the alþing. at Þingvellir, alþing - general assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. all major events in the history of iceland have taken place at Þingvellir. Research has made it clear that Þingvellir is a natural wonder on a international scale, with the geologic history and the biosystem of lake Þingvallavatn forming a unique entity. the interpretive center is in a new building close to the viewspot at Hakið, where a footpath leads down into the great almannagjá fault. the exhibition in the interpretive center is based on interactive – 126 –

Gps: 64° 15,343’n, 21° 7,798’w

multimedia. the exhibition is easily accessible to the visitors. the history and nature of Þingvellir and its surroundings literally “come alive” on large tv monitors, playing a wide variety of illustrative video and audio material. using conveniently placed touch screens, you can choose narrative (and subtitles) in five different languages: danish, english, german, French and icelandic (a wider selection of languages will be added to the program later). it takes about 40 minutes to view the whole multimedia program, but, as indicated before, visitors use the touch-screen interface to select which parts they prefer to view. each program section is intended to provide the general national park visitor with some interesting and useful information about the subject at hand.

Ad Þjó tel e-m ww


The inTerpreTive cenTer aT ÞinGvellir

d

of g

h,

on ed

ch

e the

Address Þjóðgarðurinn á Þingvöllum, 801 selfoss tel: (+354) 482 2660 e-mail: thingvellir@thingvellir.is www.thingvellir.is

Opening hours open daily 09.00-17.00 all year round. Admission: Free of charge.

– 127 –


GeysissToFa–educaTioncenTer

Gps: 64°18,662n 20°17,837w

Hotel Geysir was awarded the innovation prize of the Icelandic Tourist Board in 2000 for the Geysir Centre

What is geothermal heat? Why does strokkur erupt ?What does a volcanic eruption look like? What’s the fascination with the northern lights all about? What do you imagine an ice cave to be like? can you feel an earthquake without having the earth actually shake?

tors the opportunity to become informed about some of the inexplicable natural wonders of iceland, and even feel it on your own body as is the case with the earthquake simulator for instance. the upper half of the museum gives you a sneak peek into life on the island in earlier times, through carefully selected and presented exhibits, as well as four short videos about topics such as wool production, or milk and cheese processing.

the answers to these and other questions are found at geysirstofa, a special kind of icelandic museum. Modern multimedia shows combined with a plethora of information offers visi-

Address: 801 geysir tel: (+354) 480 6800 e-mail: geysir@geysircenter.is www.geysircenter.is

Opening hours: Summer: 10.00-17.00. Winter: 12.00-16.00 By request on other time. – 128 –


The wildliFe museum

Gps: 63°50,331n 21°04,317w

welcome to the wildlife museum the Wildlife Museum is the only museum in iceland that is dedicated to hunting and wildlife. the museum is not only established to entertain and inform the public but as a testament to ethical hunting, the right to hunt and to pass the skill of hunting on to future generations, the collection contains a large number of icelandic mammals and birds as well as mammals from africa and greenland, including a shoulder mount of muskox, full mount polar bear, giraffe as well as full mount lions, male and a female.

WILDLIFE MUSEUM

WILDLIFE MUSEUM Address: eyrarbraut 49 is 825 stokkseyri tel: (+354) 483 1558 e-mail: museum@hunting.is www.hunting.is

the collection is unique and should not be missed by anyone interested in wildlife and hunting. the museum includes exhibits on hunting rifles and handguns specifically designed for hunting as well as modern, older and antique guns. various items associated with hunting and wildlife are on display, including knives, traps, skins, birds and many other items. the museum contains many items of interest, for example a workshop where ammunition is reloaded and among the exhibits on display are two of 120 handmade shotguns made by the late jón Björnsson from dalvík, a genius from the north who in his later years started making his famous guns called drifa. the Wildlife Museum is located in stokkseyri - 40 min. drive from Reykjavík city

Opening hours: daily 11:00 -18:00 april -september. Weekends in oct, nov, Feb & March. closed december & january

– 129 –

0000 000


Folk museum oF Árnessýsla – “The house” aT eyrarbakki Gps: 63°51,879n 21°09,236w

Gps: 63°51,875n 21°09,086w

Árnessýsla folk museum is located in Húsið, the House, historical home of the danish merchants built in 1765. Húsið is one of the oldest houses in iceland and a beautiful monument of eyrarbakki´s time as the biggest trading place on the south coast. today one can enjoy exhibitions about the story and culture of the region, famous piano, shawl made out of human hair and the kings pot, are among items. Húsið prides itself with warm and homelike atmosphere. the Maritime museum is close by where the beautiful twelve - rower Farsæll is the largest item. a glimpse of the past lives of eyrarbakki´s villagers is what meets the eye of the guests.

Address: “the House” at eyrarbakki & Maritime museum is-820 eyrarbakki tel: (+354) 483 1504 & (+354) 483 1082 e-mail: husid@husid.com www.husid.com

Opening hours: Summer: May 15th - september 15th daily 11.00-18.00 or by an agreement

– 130 –

Winter: By an agreement


lÁ arT museum

Gps: 63°59,778n 21°11,129w

lÁ art Museum – only 40 min. drive from Reykjavík on the golden circle in the geothermal town Hveragerði. enjoy ambitious exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and the relaxing seating area with cafe and art literature.

Address: austurmörk 21, is-810 Hveragerði tel: (+354) 483 1727 e-mail: listasafn@listasafnarnesinga.is www.listasafnarnesinga.is www.facebook.com/listasafnarnesinga

Opening hours: Summer: May 1st - sept. 30th daily 12.00-18.00 Winter: thus-sun 12.00-18.00 (closed des 15th - jan 15th) Admittance: Free – 131 –


burFell power sTaTion – inTeracTive enerGy exhibiTion Gps: 64° 9,658’n, 19° 48,691’w

come see the future of energy! this summer at Búrfell hydropower plant we have an exciting exhibition about how renewable energy in iceland is produced. as demand for renewable energy continues to increase around the globe, the exhibition focuses on both the opportunities and limitations renewable energy sources present, and gives visitors an insight into their production and use. the exhibition provides a history of how these techniques have been used in iceland over time and invites visitors to look into the future and at the possibility of harnessing power from geothermal, Wind and sea sources. the aim of the interactive energy exhibition is to educate and entertain visitors, and to share knowledge about different energy sources and their effects on the community, economy and environment.

Address: Búrfell Power station – Þjórsárdalur is 801 selfoss tel: (+354) 515 9000 www.landsvirkjun.com

Opening hours: june 1st – august 31st daily 10:00- 18:00 Free admission

– 132 –


sTrandarkirkJa

Gps: 63°50,144n 21°42,279w

very many people visit strandarkirkja which stays open throughout the summer and at weekends in spring and autumn. also, it is often open at weekends in winter. the church warden receives visitors and informs them about the old and present history of the church. Religious services are conducted at christmas and at easter and once in the autumn, as well as on a sunday when the winter fishing season is at its height. From the middle of May through august there are fortnightly services and thus altogether some 10 services every year. thorlákskirkja church choir leads the singing in the church and the organist is Hannes Baldursson.

Baldur kristjánsson, by phoning 898 0971 or sending an e-mail to bk@baldur.is the chairman of the church committee is gudrún tómasdóttir, and the church warden is silvía Ágústsdóttir from gata, tel. 483 3910. donations to the church may be deposited into a bank account no. 0150-05-60764, state registration no. 630269-6879.

lectures or talks about the history of the church and the community at selvogur may be booked with the parish priest, the Revd

Address: selvogur 815 Þorlákshöfn tel: (+354) 483 3910 e-mail: bk@baldur.is www.kirkjan.is/strandarkirkja – 133 –


The reykJanes peninsula

2

Faxaflói ir a Le

1

Miðnes

Garður

Sandgerði

3 4 5 6 7 D Stakksfjörður

Hafnir 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

sandgerði nature centre garðskagi Folk Museum giganta the Reykjanes art Museum the Reykjanes Heritage Museum the Reykjanes Maritime center the Rock Museum of Rúnar júl viking World kvikan - earth energy and culture 9 house in grindavík D n1 station, Museum guide available

Pages 139 138 136-137 136-137 136-137 136-137 139 136-137 135

Eldvarpahraun

9 Reykjanes

Staðarhverfi

– 134 –

G ri d

ve ( 43 ku rrvegur ík

)

Ásbrú

8

(41)

Njarðvík

Vogar


Gps: 63° 50,381’n, 22° 25,943’w

kvikan - auðlinda- oG menninGarhús í Grindavík

two unique exhibitions: the history of dried salted cod processing in iceland also includes the story of seafaring, the development of fishing ships, fishing and fish processing from the end of traditional seafaring communities until this day. the exhibition saltfisksetrið brings to light our seafaring history. the self-guided walking tour has a marked beginning and end, and is therefore outlined in chronological order. the floor is made of gravel, and there are stage sets of buildings from different periods on show throughout the exhibit. great care was taken to recreate the history of dried salted cod processing, and the exhibit has attracted much attention. eaRtH eneRgy is an exhibition on geology, geothermal Heat, and the Harness-

Address: Hafnargötu 12a, 240 grindavík tel: 420 1190 / 420 1100 e-mail: kvikan@grindavik.is www.kvikan.com, www.grindavik.is/kvikan

ing of energy from the Bowels of the earth. in iceland there are unique possibilities to see and investigate most of earth’s dynamic processes, such as volcanism and geothermal heat, which is the result of the young age of the island. the larges glaciers and the mightiest glacial rivers in europe are here in iceland and here are to be found the largest high- and low-temperature geothermal areas, unusually high volcanic and tectonic activity and magnificent and rough nature.

Opening hours: Summer: daily 10.00-17.00 Winter: sat. & sun. 11.00-17.00 & by request Admission: isk 1.200. groups (10+) isk 1.000 seniors (67+) & 16-20 years isk 600. scoolgroups isk 500. under 16 years free. – 135 –


GiGanTa

Address: at the marina in gróf tel: (+354) 421 3796 & (+354) 421 6700 skessan@reykjanesbaer.is skessan.is

Gps: 64°00,546n 22°33,271w

Opening hours: daily 10.00 – 17.00.

Free admittance.

vikinG world

Gps: 63°58,528 n 22°31,649w

Address: viking ship. The North Atlantic Saga. settlement Zoo. víkingabraut 1, is-260 Reykjanesbæ tel: (+354) 422 2000 info@vikingaheimar.is vikingaheimar.is – 136 –

Opening hours: daily 12.00 – 17.00.

Admission Fee: isk 1.000 Free for children under the age of 12 Zoo-admission free for all


duushus, culTural cenTer

Gps: 64°00,479n 22°33,448w

Address: duusgötu 2 – 8 , is-230 Reykjanesbæ tel: (+354) 421 3796 e-mail: duushus@reykjanesbaer.is No admission fee.

exhibitions at the cultural center: n the Reykjanes Maritime center n the Reykjanes art Museum n the Reykjanes Heritage Museum

Opening hours: Mon.-Fri. 12.00-17.00 & Weekends 13.00-17.00 niGhTs oF liGhTs

Night of Lights a cultural and family festival in Reykjanescity held each year on the first weekend of september. the activities are varied and made to appeal to the whole family.

the festival always ends with a spectacular light show and fireworks. ljosanott.is ljosanott@reykjanesbaer.is

– 137 –


The GarðskaGi Folk museum

Address: skagabraut 100 is-250 garður tel: 4227220 e-mail: gardskagi@simnet.is www.svgardur.is

Opening hours: april 1st - oktober 31st daily 13:00 - 17:00. at other timers according to an agreement

Gps: 64°04,908n 22°41,319w

the garðskagi Folk Museum first opened its doors, november 26. in the year 1995. the Museum is divided into a maritime museum and a local history museum. various interesting artifacts from the story of garður can be found in the museum, that demonstrate the way that farming was done, at land and at sea. the impressive motor collection is what sets garðskagi Folk Museum apart from any other museum, with its 85 different motors, that all work. artifacts from life on land include: many farming artifacts, a century old turning lathe, a homemade organ which is also more than a century old and other socially related artifacts.

– 138 –


sandGerði naTure cenTre

Gps: 64°02,475n 22°42,777w

sandgerði nature centre aims to connects us with nature. in the nature centre there are impressive collections of aomong other things; seashells and conchs, birds, there is even a stuffed Walrus. the centre also has live animals in 4 tanks and many more exhiting experiences for all ages. “attraction of the Poles” is an exhibition on the life and work of jean-Baptiste charcot, the famous French polar explorer and his most famous research vessel the Pourquoi pas? Everyone is welcome to the Sandgerði Nature Centre.

Address:

Opening hours:

garðvegi 1

Summer: april 1st - sept 30th

is 245 sandgerði

9.00-17.00 weekdays. Weekends 13.00-17.00.

tel: 423 7551 & 897 8007

Winter: okt 1st - april 1st weekdays 9.00-17.00.

e-mail: reynir@sandgerdi.is

closed on weekends.

www.sandgerdi.is

Aðgangseyrir: adults isk 600, children isk 300, 67+ isk 400 The rock music museum oF rúnar Júl

Gps: 64°00,015n 22°33,443w

the Rock Museum of Rúnar jul is a museum dedicated to the memory of icelands most beloved musician and keflavíks own son. it is located where he lived and worked. the museum also houses the record label and recording studio of geimsteinn. Rúnar was one of icelands most prolific musicians and inspired and helped other musicians during his career.

Address: skólavegi 12, is-230 keflavík tel: (+354) 421 2717, 861 2062, 863 7515 e-mail: geimsteinn@geimsteinn.is www.runarjul.is

Opening hours: By agreement Admission: 1.000 kr, group discount available. – 139 –


Name Agricultural Museum of Iceland Akranes Museum Centre Akureyri Art Museum Akureyri Church Akureyri Industrial Museum Akureyri Museum Akureyri Public Park Árbær Museum Árnes Arngrímur's House in Svarfaðardalur (NMHC) Bæjardyr in Reynistaður (NMHC) Beggubúð (HM) Birdland Exhibition Boat and Gift of Nature Exhibition Bóka- og minjasafn Nönnu Guðmundsdóttir Borgarfjörður Museum Bragginn Yst Bungalowið (HM) Búrfell Power Station - Interactive Energy Exhibition Burstarfell Museum (NMHC) Central Bank of Iceland Coin Collection Commercial Museum Bardúsa Dalasýsla Art Museum Dalir Heritage Museum Davíð Stefánsson Memorial Museum East Iceland Heritage Museum East Iceland Photography Museum Egill Ólafsson Museum in Hnjótur Eldfjallasafn - Volcano Exhibition Eyvindarstofa Fishing Museum in Grenivík Folk Museum of Árnessýsla – The House at Eyrarbakki French Fishermen in Iceland Gallery Front Galtastaðir fram on Hróarstunga (NMHC) Geothermal Energy Exhibition Gerðuberg Cultural Center Geysisstofa - Education Centre Ghost Center and Elves, Trolls and Northern Lights Museum Giganta Gljúfrasteinn - Laxness Museum Góðtemplarahúsið (HM) Grenjaðarstaður Turf House Hafnarborg - the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art Hafnarfjörður Museum Hallgrímskirkja Church Hekla Centre Heritage Center Eyrbyggja Heritage Museum of Austur-Skaftfellsýsla in Gömlubúð Heritage Museum of Húnvetningar and Strandamenn Hofskirkja Church in Öræfi (NMHC) House of Shark-Jörundur

Address

Town

Tel (+354)

Hvanneyri Garðar Kaupvangsstræti 12 Eyrarlandsvegur Krókeyri Aðalstræti 58 Eyrarlandsholti Kistuhylur Árnes Tjörn Reynistaður Vesturgata 8 Húsabakki Maríutröð Berufjörður II Bjarnarbraut 4-6 Öxarfjörður Vesturgata 8 Þjórsárdal Bustarfell Kalkofnsvegur 1 Brekkugata 4 Leifsbúð Laugar Bjarkarstígur 6 Laufskógar 1 Laufskógar 1 Hnjótur Aðalgata 8 Norðurlandsvegur 4 Sæland 2 Húsið á Eyrabakka Búðarvegur 8 Búagrund 13 Hróarstunga Hellisheiðavirkjun Gerðuberg 3-5 Haukadalur

Borgarnes Akranes Akureyri Akureyri Akureyri Akureyri Akureyri Reykjavik Skagaströnd Dalvík Sauðárkrókur Hafnarfjörður Dalvík Reykhólar Djúpivogur Borganes Kópasker Hafnarfjörður Selfoss Vopnafjörður Reykjavik Hvammstangi Búðardal Dalir Akureyri Egilsstaðir Egilsstaðir Patreksfjörður Stykkishólmur Blönduós Grenivík Eyrarbakki Fáskrúðsfjörður Reykjavík Egilsstaðir Selfoss Reykjavik Selfoss

844-7740 431-5566 461-2610 462-7700 462-3600 462-4162 462-7487 411-6300 455-2700 530-2200 530-2200 585-5780 466-1551 434-7830 478-8977 430-7200 465-2166 585-5780 515-9000 471-2211 569-9600 869-6327 434-1441 434-1328 462-4162 471-1412 471-1417 456-1511 433-8154 453-5060 698-5610 483-1504 892-8929 566-6035 530-2200 412-5800 575-7700 480-6800

Page

44 81 84 83 38 70 - 71 78 72 31 63 45 96 31 132 101 22

81 103 54 48 88 130 104 - 105 42 108 124 36 128

Hafnargata 9

Stokkseyri

483-1202

Við smábátahöfnina í Gróf Mosfellssveit Vesturgata 8 Grenjaðarstaður

Reykjanesbær Mosfellsbær Hafnarfjörður Húsavík

421-3796 586-8066 585-5780 464-1860

136 - 137 39 31 90

Strandgata 34

Hafnarfjörður

585-5790

30

Vesturgata 8 Hallgrímstorg Leirubakki Grundargata 35 Litla Brú I Reykjum Hrútafirði Öræfi Norðurvegur 3

Hafnarfjörður Reykjavík Hellu Grundarfjörður Höfn í Hornafirði Stað Öræfi Hrísey

585-5780 510-1000 487-8700 438-1881 470-8050 451-0040 530-2200 466-1762

31 20 119

– 140 –

66 112


5

7

Name Húsavík Whale Museum Hvoll Heritage Museum Iceland's Mineral Kingdom Iceland's Sport Museum Icelandic Horse Centre Icelandic Phallological Museum Icelandic Saga Centre Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft International Doll Museum Ísafjörður Art Museum Ísafjörður Museum of Photography Jón Sigurðsson Museum Keldur in Rangárvöllum (NMHC) Kirkjuhvammskirkja Church (NMHC) Kópavogur Art Museum- Gerðarsafn Kvikan - Auðlinda- og Menningarhús í Grindavík LÁ Art Museum Langabúð Museum in Djúpavogur Machine Shop Museum Þingeyri Mánárbakki Museum Maritime Museum in Eyrarbakki Maritime Museum in Hellissandur Matthías Jochumsson Memorial Foundation Medical History Museum of Iceland Múlastofa Museum Museum House in Húsavík Museum House in Neskaupstaður (FM) Museum of Design and Applied Art Museum of Einar Jónsson Museum of Natural History in Ólafsfjörður Museum of Natural History in Skagafjörður National Film Archive of Iceland National Gallery of Iceland National Museum of Iceland Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík Natural History Museum of Kópavogur Nesstofa at Seltjörn (NMHC) Nonni's House Memorial Museum Norwegian House - Regional Museum Nýibær at Hólum in Hjaltadal (NMHC) Ósvör Bolungarvík - Maritime Museum Pakkhús (Warehouse) at Hofsós (NMHC) Pakkhús Museum Pakkhúsið (HM) Pharmacy Museum Reykholtskirkja Church (NMHC) Reykjavík Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn Reykjavík Art Museum - Hafnarhús Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir Reykjavík Botanic Garden Reykjavík Museum of Photography Reykjavik Zoo & Family Park Sæheimar: Aquarium and Museum of National History Sæluhús Refuge by Jökulsá á Fjöllum (NMHC)

Address Hafnarstétt 1 Karlsrauðatorg Garðar Garðar Hólum í Hjaltadal Laugavegur 116 Hlíðarvegur 14 Höfðagata 8 Hafnarstræti 11 Gamla Sjúkrahúsið Gamla Sjúkrahúsið Hrafnseyri við Arnarfjörð Rangárvellir Vatnsnes Hamraborg 4 Hafnargötu 12a Austurmörk 21 Búð 1 Hafnarstræti 14 Tjörneshreppur Túngata 59 við Sandahraun Hafnarstræti Nes í Kaupvangi Stórigarður 17 Egilsbraut 2 Garðatorg 1 Hallgrímstorg Aðalgata 14 Varmahlíðaskóla Hvaleyrarbraut 13 Fríkirkjuvegur 7 Suðurgata 41 Vitastígur 3 Hamraborg 6a Bygggörðum 7 Aðalstræti 56 Hafnargata 5 Hólum í Hjaltadal Vitastígur 3 Hofsós Ólafsbraut Vesturgata 8 v/Neströð Reykholt v/Sigtún Tryggvagata 17 Flókagata 24 Laugardalur Tryggvagata 15 í Laugardal Heiðarvegur 12 Jökulsá á Fjöllum – 141 –

Town

Tel (+354)

Page

Húsavík Dalvík Akranes Akranes Sauðárkrókur Reykjavík Hvolsvöllur Hólmavík Flateyri Ísafjörður Ísafjörður Bíldudalur Hvolsvöllur Hvammstangi Kópavogur Grindavík Hveragerði Djúpivogur Þingeyri Húsavík Eyrarbakki Hellissandur Akureyri Seltjarnarnes Vopnafjörður Húsavík Norðfjörður Garðabær Reykjavik Ólafsfjörður Skagafjörður Hafnarfjörður Reykjavik Reykjavik Bolungarvík Kópavogur Seltjarnarnes Akureyri Stykkishólmur Sauðárkrókur Bolungarvík Hofsós Ólafsvík Hafnarfjörður Seltjarnarnes Borgarfjörður Reykjavik Reykjavik Reykjavik Reykjavík Reykjavik Reykjavík Vestmannaeyjar Mývatn

414-2800 466-1497 431-5566 431-5566 455-6345 561-6663 487-8781 451-3525 456-7710 456-3291 450-8224 456-8260 530-2200 530-2200 570-0440 420-1190 483-1727 478-8220 456-8331 464-1957 483-1273 436-6619 462-6649 595-9100 473-1341 464-1860 477-1446 512-1525 551-3797 466-2651 453-8130 565-5993 515-9600 530-2200 456-7005 570-0430 561-1016 462-3555 438-1640 530-2200 892 -5744 585-5780 433-6930 585-5780 561-7100 435-1111 590-1200 590-1200 590-1200 411-8650 411-6390 575-7800 481-1997 530-2200

92 -93 44 44

122-123 55 60 - 61 60 - 61 52-53 119 66 35 135 131 109 90 130 82 101 91 104 - 105 32 - 33 21

12 - 13 10 - 11 57 34 28 84 49 78 57 76 31 47 16 16 16 37 14 116 - 117 97


Name Safnasafnið Sagnheimar Heritage Museum Samúel Jónsson´s Art Museum in Selárdalur Sandgerði Nature Centre Sauðaneshouse (NMHC) Saurbæjarkirkja Church in Eyjafjörður (NMHC) Sea Ice Center Sea Monster Museum Selið in Skaftafell (NMHC) Sharkmuseum in Bjarnarhöfn Sheep Farming Museum Siggubær (HM) Sigurgeir´s Bird Museum Síverstsenhúsið (HM) Sjávarborgarkirkja Church (NMHC) Skaftárstofa Skaftfell - Center for Visual Art Skagafjörður Heritage House Skagafjörður Heritage Museum & Glaumbær in Skagafirði (NMHC) Skálholtskirkja Church Skógar Museum Skriðuklaustur - Centre of Culture & History Slaughterhouse Culture Centre Snæfellsstofa Visitor Centre at Skriðuklaustur Snjáfjallasetur Heritage Centre Snorrastofa Cultural / Research centre in Reykholt Sómastaðir (NMHC) Staðarkirkja Church in Reykjanes (NMHC) Strandarkirkja Church Strandstígurinn (HM) Surtsey Visitor Centre, Umhverfisstofnun Svavar Guðnason Museum Sverrir's Sundry Collection Technical Museum of East Iceland Textile Museum The Arctic Fox Centre The ASÍ Art Museum The Aviation Museum of Iceland The Cathedral at Hólar The City Library The Country Museum of Iceland The Culture House The Earthquake Center in Kópasker The East Iceland Maritime Museum (FM) The East Iceland Museum of Natural History (FM) The Folk Music Centre, Siglufjörður The Garðskagi Folk Museum Garðskagavita The Herring Era Museum The Icelandic Bird Museum The Icelandic Emigration Center The Icelandic Music History Museum The Icelandic Seal Centre

Address

Town

Tel (+354)

Akureyri Vestmannaeyjar

461-4066 488-2045

Page

Svalbarðsströnd Safnhúsið við Ráðhúströð Brautarholti, Selárdal við Arnarfjörð Garðvegur 1 Langanes Saurbæjarhreppur Hillebrandtshús Strandgata 7 Skaftafell Bjarnarhöfn Sævangur Vesturgata 8 Ytri-Neslönd Vesturgata 8 Borg Félagsheimilinu Kirkjuhvoli Austurvegur 42 Aðalgata 16b

Bíldudalur

698-7533

Sandgerði Kópasker Eyjafjörður Blönduós Bíldudalur Öræfi Stykkishólmur Hólmavík Hafnarfjörður Mývatn Hafnarfjörður Sauðárkrókur Kirkjubæjarklaustur Seyðisfjörður Sauðárkrókur

423-7551 468-1430 530-2200 452-4848 456-6666 530-2200 438-1581 451-3324 585-5780 464-4477 585-5780 530-2200 487-4620 472-1632 453-6870

139 100 88 69 54 113 42 58 31 94 31 76

Glaumbær

Sauðárkrókur

453-6173

73

Skálholt Skógar Skriðuklaustur Kaupvangur 7 Skriðuklaustur Snæfjallaströnd Reykholt Sómastaðir Reykjanes Selvogi Vesturgata 8 Heiðarvegur 1 við Hafnarbraut Sólgarði, Eyjafjarðarsveit Hafnargata 44 Árbraut 29 Eyrardalsbær Freyjugata 41 Akureyrarflugvöllur Hólum í Hjaltadal Tryggvagata 15 Skagaströnd Hverfisgata 15 Í skólahúsinu Strandgata 39b Egilsbraut 2 Norðurgata 1 Skagabraut 100 Snorragata 16 Hafnarbúðir - Geirsgata 9 Vesturfararsetrið Hábraut 2 Klapparstíg 4

Selfoss Hvolsvöllur Egilsstaðir Egilsstaðir Egilsstaðir Ísafjarðardjúp Borgarfjörður Reyðarfjörður Reykhólahreppur Þorlákshöfn Hafnarfjörður Vestmannaeyjar Höfn í Hornafirði Eyjafjörður Seyðisfjörður Blönduós Súðavík Reykjavik Akureyri Sauðárkrókur Reykjavik Skagaströnd Reykjavík Kópasker Eskifjörður Neskaupstaður Siglufjörður Garður Siglufjörður Reykjavík Hofsós Kópavogur Hvammstangi

486-8870 487-8845 471-2990 471-1479 470-0840 698-7533 433-8000 530-2200 530-2200 893-3910 585-5780 591-2140 470-8000 463-1261 472-1696 452-4067 456-4922 511-5353 461- 4400 453-6300 411-6100 452-2829 545-1400 465-2105 476-1605 470-9063 467-2300 422-7220 467-1604 562-2700 453-7310 570-1693 451-2345

125 118 106 108 107

– 142 –

116 - 117

102 73

47 109 63 133 31 116 - 117 112 102 69 59 24 85 77 14 70 - 71 23 96 104 - 105 104 - 105 79 138 79 74 - 75 36 67


Name The Icelandic Wartime Museum (FM) The Jósafat Hinriksson’s Maritime Museum (FM) The Kjarval Experience The Lake Mývatn and Laxá Visitor Centre The Living Art Museum (Nýló) The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland The Museum of Prophecies The National Archives of Iceland The Nonsense Museum The Nordic House The Northern Þingeyjarsýsla Heritage Museum The Old Bookstore The Old Farmhouse Laufás (NMHC) The Prayer House at Núpsstaður (NMHC) The Reykjanes Art Museum The Reykjanes Heritage Museum The Reykjanes Maritime Center The Rock Museum of Rúnar Júl The Saga Museum in Perlan The Settlement Centre in Borgarnes The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2 The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum The Small Whale Museum at Ferstikla The Thorbergur Centre of Culture The Toy Collection in Fridbjarnarhouse The Transportation Museum at Ystafell The Visitor Centre at Ásbyrgi The Visitor Centre at Skaftafell The Westfjords Botanical Garden The Wildife Museum Transportation Museum in Skagafjörður Tryggvi Ólafsson Art Collection (FM) Tungufellskirkja Church (NMHC) Vatnasafnið/Library of Water Vestmannaeyjar Art Museum Vestmannaeyjar Heritage- and Photography Museum Vestmannaeyjar Library Viðey Víðimýrarkirkja Church in Skagafjörður (NMHC) Víkin: Reykjavík Maritime Museum Viking World Visitor Centre of the Snæfellsjökull National Park Volcano House Westfjords Heritage Museum Windmill & Viktoríuhús in Vigur (MNHC) Þingeyrarkirkja Church Þingvellir National Park Þjóðveldisbærinn - The Reconstructed Farm House Þorvaldseyri Visitor Center Þuríðarbúð in Stokkseyri

Address Spítalakampur við Hæðargerði Egilsbraut 2 Fjarðarborg Hraunvegi 8 í Reykjahlíð Skúlagatu 28 Krókeyri 2 Spákonuarfur Laugavegur 162 Hafnarstræti 11 Sturlugötu 5 Snartarstöðum Hafnarstræti 3-5 Laufás Fljótshverfi Duus Hús, Duus Gata 2-8 Duus Hús, Duus Gata 2-8 Duus Hús, Duus Gata 2-8 Skólavegur 12 Perlunni í Öskjuhlíð Brákarbraut 13-15 Aðalstræti 16 Laugarnestanga 70 Ferstikla, Hvalfjörður Hali, Suðursveit Aðalstræti 46 Ystafell, Kaldakinn Ásbyrgi Skaftafell Aðalstræti 21 Eyrarbraut 49 Stóragerði í Óslandshlíð Hafnarbraut 2 Tungufell Bókhlöðustígur 17 Safnhúsið við Ráðhúströð Safnhúsið við Ráðhúströð Safnhúsið við Ráðhúströð Viðey Víðimýri Grandagarður 8 Víkingabraut 1 Klettsbúð 7 Tryggvagata 11 Turnhús Vigur Þingeyrarkirkja Þingvellir Þjórsárdal Þorvaldseyri

Town

Tel (+354)

Reyðarfjörður

470-9063

104 - 105

Neskaupstaður Borgarfjörður Eystri Mývatn Reykjavík Akureyri Skagaströnd Reykjavík Flateyri Reykjavík Kópasker Flateyri Eyjafjörður Kirkjubæjarklaustur Reykjanesbær Reykjanesbær Reykjanesbær Reykjanesbær Reykjavik Borgarnes Reykjavik Reykjavik Akranes Hornafjörður Akureyri Húsavík Kópasker Öræfi Bolungarvík Stokkseyri Skagafjörður Neskaupstað Flúðir Stykkishólmur Vestmannaeyjar Vestmannaeyjar Vestmannaeyjar Reykjavík Varmahlíð Reykjavik Reykjanesbær Snæfellsbær Reykjavík Ísafjörður Ísafjörður Blönduós Selfoss Gnúpverjahreppi Hvolsvöllur Stokkseyri

470-9063 861-3677 464-4460 551-4350 866-3500 861-5089 590-3300 894-8836 551-7030 464-1860 864-2943 463-3196 530-2200 421-3796 421-3796 421-3796 421-2717 511-1517 437-1600 411-6370 553-2906 433-4949 478-1073 863-4531 464-3133 470-7100 470-8300 456-7005 483-1558 453-6625 470-1963 530-2200 857-1221 488-2045 488-2045 488-2040 533-5055 530-2200 517-9400 422-2000 436-6888 555-1900 896-3291 456-4802 895-4473 482-2660 488-7713 487-5757 483-1504

104 - 105

NGI = National Gallery of Iceland • HM= Hafnarfjordur Museum NMHC = National Museum of Iceland´s Historic Buildings Collection • FM= Fjarðabyggð Museums – 143 –

Page

19 85 70 - 71 24 56 97 55 89 113 136 - 137 136 - 137 136 - 137 139 25 46 17 29 43 111 82 89 95 110 58 129 104 - 105 124 48 116 - 117 116 - 117 116 - 117 28 72 18 136 - 137 15 60 - 61 62 68 126 - 127 120 - 121 130


The Museum Guide 2012 © Gudrun Publishing www.gudrunpublishing.com www.safnabokin.is Editors: Rósa Birgitta Ísfeld, Anna Lísa Björnsdóttir and Björn Jónasson Design and Layout: Helgi Hilmarsson Maps: Samsýn ehf. Published with the support of The Museum Council of Iceland, Bugdet, Avis, ja.is, Samsýn ehf. and Flytjandi ehf. We would like to thank the many people that contributed to this publication. Printed in Iceland by Oddi hf.

ISBN 978-9979-78-742-6


Three major Icelandic artists are now a part of the international Art souvenir series.

Gustav Vgi Vigeland Detail from DemasquĂŠe by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

souvenir

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

Vgi

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gustav Vigeland

souvenir

-7&2

Vgi

5IFCPPLDPOUBJOTQJDUVSFTPGCFBVUJGVMBSUXPSLTCZBMMUIF NPTUJNQPSUBOUPGUIF4LBHFO1BJOUFST"TIPSUJOUSPEVDUJPOJT XSJUUFOCZ)PMHFS,PFGPFE BSUIJTUPSJBO

%VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH 8LSVRXSR6H '&32(3\JSVH 9/ IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ I S BN 9979-787-06-6

GU D R U N

[IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

G

Jacket-hight

²5IJTDPVOUSZJTNJME TNJMJOH GBOUBTUJD NJHIUZ XJME XPOEFSGVM BOEBXFJOTQJSJOHJUJT4LBHFO°UIFSFJTOPPUIFSQMBDFPO 8LIWXYHMSGEWXPI8EVZEWTmm UIFGBDFPGUIJTFBSUIMJLFJU³5IJTJTIPXUIF/PSXFHJBOQBJOUFS RS[EHE]WXLI+EPPIR/EPPIPE 4YFPMWLIHF] $ISJTUJBO,SPIHEFTDSJCFT4LBHFO 1YWIYQ[EWHIWMKRIHF]

Vgi

%OWIPM+EPPIR/EPPIPEERH[EW GSQTPIXIHMR)\TVIWWMRK XLIWTMVMXSJ.YKIRHWXMPXLILSYWI [EWTVMQEVMP]MRXIRXIHXSFI +EPPIR/EPPIPEÂŤWWXYHMS8SHE] QYWIYQÂŤWGSPPIGXMSRWGSRWMWXSJ +EPPIR/EPPIPEÂŤWQER]WMHIHEVX LMWIXLRSKVETLMGEPGSPPIGXMSRW publishing TIVWSREPFIPSRKMRKWERHEVGLMZI

GU D R U N

GU D R U N TYFPMWLMRK %VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH 8LSVRXSR6H '&32(3\JSVH 9/

IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ ISBN 9979-787-16-3

Skagen Vgi Painters

G

souvenir ²"MJGFPGDVMUVSF³JTOPUUIFžSTUXPSEUPNJOE XIFOZPVNFOUJPOUIF7JLJOH"HF#VUBSUBOE DVMUVSF¿PVSJTIFEJONBOZXBZTJOUIPTFEBZT

Vgi

Holger Koefoed (b. 1945) Art Historian with degree from the University of Oslo. He has written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art.

Jacket-hight

+YRREV&/ZEVER &SVRMR6I]ONEZMO-GIPERH MR4L(MR%VX,MWXSV] JVSQPÂ&#x17D;9RMZIVWMXqHI4VSZIRGI %M\IR4VSZIRGI*VERGI (MVIGXSVSJ8LI½WQYRHYV 7ZIMRWWSR7GYPTXYVI1YWIYQ 6I]ONEZuO-GIPERH  -RGSVTSVEXIHMRXSXLI VIWTSRWMFMPMXMIWSJ(MVIGXSV SJ6I]ONEZuO1YRMGMTEP%VX 1YWIYQWMRGI (MVIGXSV SJ8LI6I]ONEZMO%VX1YWIYQ JVSQ(MVIGXSVSJ 8LI&IVKIR%VX1YWIYQ &IVKIR2SV[E]JVSQ Front Flaps (MVIGXSVSJ8LI%WXVYT *IEVRPI]1YWIYQSJ1SHIVR %VX3WPS2SV[E]WMRGI

Jacket-hight

I]ZHXgZVbWn:YkVgYBjcX]

He has also worked at the Norwegian National Gallery and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Oslo. Currently Associate Professor

souvenir

at the National College of Art and Design, Flaps

Oslo / Faculty of

Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts, Department of Humanities.

An ornate silver brooch from Denmark.

6ccV6cX]Zg, painted by PS Krøyer.

Viking Art

5IJTEFMJHIUGVMMJUUMFCPPLJTBJNFEBUUIFHFOFSBM SFBEFS *UDPOUBJOTBCSJFGNFOUJPOPGUIFEJGGFSFOU BSUJTUJDTUZMFTBOEGPSNTUIBUIBWFDPNFEPXOUP VTGSPNUIF7JLJOHQFSJPE Holger Koefoed (b. 1945) 5IFCPPLDPOUBJOTNPSFUIBOQJDUVSFTPGJN Art Historian with degree from QPSUBOUBSUFGBDUTEBUJOHGSPN7JLJOHUJNFTBMPOH the University of Oslo. He has XJUIGBNPVTRVPUBUJPOTGSPN7JLJOH"HFMJUFSBUVSF written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art.

Vgi He has also worked at the

Norwegian National Gallery

and the National Museum of Contemporary Art both, in Oslo.

at the National College of Art

GU D R U N

and Design, Oslo / Faculty of publishing

G

Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts,

Department of Humanities.

souvenir

www.artsouvenir.co.uk

Holger Koefoed (b. 1945) Art Historian with degree from the University of Oslo. He has written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art.

Vgi

Art Historian with degree from the University of Oslo. He has written books on Norwegian and Nordic History of Art. He has also worked at the Norwegian National Gallery

and the National Museum of

and the National Museum of

Contemporary Art, both in

Contemporary Art, both in

Currently Associate Professor

at the National College of Art

and Design, Oslo / Faculty of

G

Holger Koefoed (b. 1945)

He has also worked at the

Norwegian National Gallery

Oslo.

ISBN 9979-787-08-2

Currently Associate Professor

[IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

souvenir

6c\gnHbVaa7dn¸H^ccViV\\Zcšby Gustav Vigeland

Vgi

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

art

Viking Art

GU D R U N TYFPMWLMRK

G

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

Jacket-hight

GU D R U N

5IJTCPPLJTUIFQFSGFDUTPVWFOJSGPSFWFSZ POFUIBUCFDPNFTGBTDJOBUFECZ7JHFMBOEÂľT VOJRVFTDVMQUVSFT

art publishing

art

Spine

Flaps

Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts,

Department of Humanities.

souvenir

Jacket-hight

G

Spine

%ÂłEPWXIMRR-RKzPJWWSR F  TPNFPGUIFNPTUGBNPVTPGIJTTUVOOJOHMZ WXYHMIHPMXIVEXYVIERHEVX CFBVUJGVMBSUXPSLT LMWXSV]MR7GSXPERHXLI9/ -XEP]ERH7[IHIR,ILEWE 5IFCPPLDPOUBJOTQJDUVSFTPG.VODIÂľT QEWXIVWHIKVIIMRPMXIVEXYVI QBJOUJOHT MJUIPHSBQIJFTBOEESBXJOHT BOE ERHPERKYEKILMWXSV]JVSQXLI BTIPSUJOUSPEVDUJPOUP.VODICZBSUIJTUP 9RMZIVWMX]SJ7X%RHVI[WMR SJBO)PMHFS,PFGPFE 7GSXPERHERHEQEWXIVWHIKVII MREVXLMWXSV]JVSQ'SYVXEYPH -RWXMXYXISJ%VXMR0SRHSR ,I[SVOIHEWEREVXLMWXSVMER JSV6I]ONEZuO%VX1YWIYQERH 8LI2EXMSREP+EPPIV]SJ-GIPERH ISBN 9979-787-03-1 EQSRKSXLIVEVXMRWXMXYXMSRW ,ILEWXEYKLXEX-GIPERHÂŞW %GEHIQ]SJXLI%VXWERHLEW Back publishing Flaps FIIREGXMZIEWEREVXGVMXMGERHFront EGYPXYVEPIHMXSVMR-GIPERHMG QIHME

Front

Jacket-hight

Spine

G

5IF4LBHFO1BJOUFSTXFSFBHSPVQPG4DBOEJOBWJBOBSUJTUTXIP hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edvard Munch DBNFUPHFUIFSBSPVOEUIFUVSOPGUIFUXFOUJFUIDFOUVSZJO4LB -7&2 HFO %FONBSLÂľTOPSUIFSONPTUQPJOU XIFSFUXPPDFBOTNFFU hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Skagen Painters 5IFZGPSNFEBQBSUJDVMBSTDIPPMPGQBJOUJOH JOTQJSFECZUIF VOJRVFRVBMJUZPGMJHIUBU4LBHFO -7&2

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edvard Munch

5IFUBTUFGVMMZEFTJHOFECPPLDPOUBJOT QJDUVSFTPGTPNFPGIJTCFTULOPXOXPSLT BOEBTIPSUJOUSPEVDUJPOUP7JHFMBOECZBSU 4YFPMWLIHF] IJTUPSJBO)PMHFS,PFGPFE

GU D R U N

Edvard Munch

&EWBSE.VODIJTUIFCFTULOPXOPGBMM /PSXFHJBOBSUJTUT)JTBSUJTBTBMJWFBOE TJHOJžDBOUUPEBZBTJUXBTJOIJTPXOUJNF *OUIJTUBTUFGVMMZEFTJHOFECPPLXFHFUBO JOTJHIUJOUPIJTUIPVHIUTBOEBOPWFSWJFXPG

(ERMIPPI/ZEVERFSVR MR1EVWIMPPIWMR 5IJTCPPLJTNBEFJODPPQFSBUJPOXJUIUIF3FZLKBWrL"SU KVEHYEXIHJVSQ%M\IR .VTFVN 4VSZIRGI9RMZIVWMX]MR GPEWWMGEPWXYHMIW(ERMIPPI 4YFPMWLIHF] MWXLIJSVIQSWX)VVzWGLSPEV U D R U N TYFPMWLMRK ERHLEWTYFPMWLIHFSSOW %VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH SRXLIEVXMWXERHGYVEXIH 8LSVRXSR6H I\LMFMXMSRWSJLMW[SVO7LI '&32(3\JSVH PMZIWMR3WPS[LIVIWLILEW 9/ FIIR[SVOMRKJSVXLI*VIRGL ISBN 978-9935-422-02-6 IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ KSZIVRQIRXEWEHMVIGXSV [IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ JSVXLI'IRXVIHÂŤMRJSVQEXMSR Flaps publishing Back FlapsWYVPE*VERGI7LIMWE Front GSRWYPXERX[MXLXLI)VVz 1YWIYQMR6I]ONEZuO

&WFSZ/PSXFHJBOLOPXT(VTUBW7JHFMBOEBOE NPTUUPVSJTUTWJTJUUIF7JHFMBOETQBSLFOXIFO hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Viking Art -7&2 UIFZWJTJU0TMP

-7&2

souvenir

Jacket-hight

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gustav Vigeland

-7&2

Vgi

Ă smundur

Sveinsson Vgi

souvenir

Jacket-hight

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Viking Art

Vgi

G

Flaps

Edvard Munch

[IFWMXI[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

Spine

Front

souvenir

ISBN 978-9935-422-03-3 IQEMPMRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

Vgi

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gustav Vigeland

-7&2

Vgi

Skagen Painters

9/

I S B N 9 7 8 -9 9 3 5 -4 2 2 -0 1 -9

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

souvenir

Vgi

souvenir

'&32(3\JSVH

MRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

Flaps

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

souvenir

-7&2 Ă&#x2021;TNVOEVS4WFJOTTPOXBTPOFPGUIFQJPOFFSTPG*DFMBOEJD TDVMQUVSFBOEXBTžSTUBOEGPSFNPTUJOTQJSFECZ*DFMBOEJD hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Skagen Painters OBUVSFBOEMJUFSBUVSF BTXFMMBTCZUIFQFPQMFJUTFMG)JT -7&2 NBTTJWF QPXFSGVMBOETPNFUJNFTQSPWPDBUJWFXPSLT BSFBLJOUPUIFXPOESPVTGPSNBUJPOTUIBUDBOCFTFFOJO *DFMBOEJDOBUVSF)FNBOBHFEUPBEPQUUIFNBJODVSSFOUT JODSFBUJWFMFOEJOHUIFNBEJTUJODUOBUJPOBMDIBSBDUFS

Vgi

8LSVRXSR6H

[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

Gustav Vigeland

%VX 0MXIVEXYVI0XH

0SRHSR

Vgi

Akseli Gallen-Kallela

4YFPMWLIHF]

+YHVYR4YFPMWLMRK%VX7SYZIRMV0XH

Front

Akseli

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Skagen Painters

GU D R U N TYFPMWLMRK

Back

GallenVgi Kallela

JOEFQFOEFOU'JOMBOE

Back

Flaps

Vgi

GU D R U N

(BMMFO,BMMFMBJTPOFPGUIFCFTUMPWFEBOEBSUJTUTJO'JO -7&2 MBOE5PUIFQSFTFOUEBZIJTXPSLJTIJHIMZBQQSFDJBUFEJO &VSPQFBOE"NFSJDB"MPOHTJEFXJUI+FBO4JCFMJVTµNVTJD IFWFSZNVDIEF¾OFT'JOOJTIBSUBUUIFUJNFPGUIFCJSUIPG

5IF#PPLJTQSPEVDFEJODPPQFSBUJPOXJUIUIF"LTFMJ (BMMFO,BMMFMB.VTFVNJO'JOMBOE

JĂłhannes art Kjarval

Spine

Ă smundur Sveinsson

art publishing

4YFPMWLIHF]

souvenir

souvenir

Vgi

G

Flaps

Front

Vgi

8LIFSSOGSRXEMRWTMGXYVIWSJZEVMSYWXLIGRMUYIERH MWQEHI[MXLXLILIPTERHGSSTIVEXMSRSJXLI6I]ONEZuO %VX1YWIYQ

Vgi

hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Edvard Munch

-7&2

Vgi

Spine

art

Vgi

5IJTJTBOFYUFOTJWFTFSJFT

JĂłhannes Kjarval

IS B N 9 7 8 -9 9 3 5 - 422-00-2

Back

souvenir

ErrĂł

MRJS$KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

3XLIVXMXPIWMRXLMWWIVMIW

BOEUIFNBUJDBSUCPPLT

XXXBSUTPVWFOJSDPVL

[[[KYHVYRTYFPMWLMRKGSQ

souvenir

JTBTFSJFTPGNPOPHSBQIT

GPSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO &]GSQQSRGSRWIRX.zLERRIW7ZIMRWWSR/NEVZEP

ÂŚ MWXLIKVIEXIWXTEMRXIV-GIPERHLEW TVSHYGIHEW[IPPEWXLIQSWX-GIPERHMGMR XIQTIVEQIRX

0SRHSR

´*OUIFXPSME MJGFBOEOBUVSFUIFSFBSFPOMZCFBVUJGVMUBMFT  hdjkZc^gâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Viking Art BOEXIFOUIFEPPSPQFOT TUFQJOBOEžMMZPVSTPVMXJUI -7&2 UIFNÂľ"LTFMJ(BMMFO,BMMFMB  

Flaps

ÂŞ=SYWLSYPHRÂŤXXEOIEVXXSSWIVMSYWP]ÂŚMXÂŤWJEVXSS FWFSZZFBS1MFBTFDPOTVMU WIVMSYWJSVXLEXÂŤ.zLERRIW/NEVZEP 

GPSNPSFJOGPSNBUJPO

Flaps

art souvenir souvenir

XJUIOFXUJUMFTBEEFE

&SSwPODFTBJE´1BJOUJOHJTBQSJWBUFGPSNPG6UPQJBUIF QMFBTVSFPGCFJOHDPOUSBEJDUPSZ UIFIBQQJOFTTJOCFJOH BMPOFBHBJOTUBMM UIFKPZPGQSPWPDBUJPO¾

Back

Spine

Detail from New Jersey by ErrĂł

ErrĂł

FWFSZZFBS1MFBTFDPOTVMU DBOOPUCFTBJEUPCFMPOHUPBOZPOFPGUIFTFJOQBSUJDVMBS XXXBSUTPVWFOJSDPVL &SSwJTBGSFFFMFDUSPOXJUIJOUIFXPSMEPGDPOUFNQPSBSZBSU

5IJTCPPLJTCPUIBOBQQFUJ[FSBOEBTPVWFOJSPG&SSwÂ&#x2039;T XPSL5IFCPPLJTQSPEVDFEJODPPQFSBUJPOXJUIUIF 3FZLKBWrL"SU(BMMFSZ UIFPXOFSPGUIFXPSMEÂ&#x2039;TMBSHFTU&SSw 4YFPMWLIHF] DPMMFDUJPO5FYUJTXSJUUFOCZ"SUIJTUPSJBOBOE&SSwTQFDJBM +YHVYR4YFPMWLMRK%VX7SYZIRMV0XH JTU %BOJFMMF,WBSBO

Flaps

souvenir

art

Front

art

JTBTFSJFTPGNPOPHSBQIT

Back

art

art souvenir

souvenir

Spine

souvenir

N

Flaps

BOEUIFNBUJDBSUCPPLT 5IF*DFMBOEJDBSUJTU&SSw IBTMPOHCFFOBNBKPSžHVSFPG 5IJTJTBOFYUFOTJWFTFSJFT UIFJOUFSOBUJPOBMDPOUFNQPSBSZBSUTDFOF)FJTMJOLFEUP XJUIOFXUJUMFTBEEFE 4VSSFBMJTN /BSSBUJWF'JHVSBUJPO BOE1PQ"SU CVUIJTXPSL

N

ng

Museums, Exhibitions, National Parks & Head Churches

Available in all major Museums, Galleries & Bookstores. Back

ng

t

The Museum Guide 2012

I n s p ir in g C om p any

art

t

art souvenir

Oslo. Currently Associate Professor at the National College of Art and Design, Oslo / Faculty of Visual Arts / Arts & Crafts, Department of Humanities.

G


Museum Guide 2012  

The Definitive Icelandic Museum Guide

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you