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Skogar Museum, Skogar

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Get a window into the Iceland of the past at Skogar Museum. What started as a humble private collection more than half a century ago has developed into a true museum. See historical houses and workshops, a consecrated church, and a schoolhouse. The collection of artifacts includes authentic pieces of furniture, tools, home appliances, handicrafts, and, of course, fishing boats, which have always played an important role in Iceland's economy. The latest addition to the complex, the Museum of Transport, tells the story of communication technology development in Iceland. If you're visiting with a larger group, make a reservation in advance. Skogar Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Great museum with Icelandic history. We loved visiting the inside of the turf houses. Museum staff were really lovely. The cafe nearby - Freya is wonderful as well. 
    Great museum with Icelandic history. We loved visiting the inside of the turf houses. Museum staff were really lovely. The cafe nearby - Freya is wonderful as well.  more »
  • A great little museum. Spent about an hour walking through the indoor and outdoor section. Had lunch in the cafe….WOW! Viking soup and Viking stew were fantastic. They also had homemade lemonades....  more
    A great little museum. Spent about an hour walking through the indoor and outdoor section. Had lunch in the cafe….WOW! Viking soup and Viking stew were fantastic. They also had homemade lemonades....  more »
  • The museum is next to Skogafoss waterfall and was surprisingly quiet when we visited. For us, the highlights were the recreated houses in the open air museum which you could go in and the 15 minute... 
    The museum is next to Skogafoss waterfall and was surprisingly quiet when we visited. For us, the highlights were the recreated houses in the open air museum which you could go in and the 15 minute...  more »
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  • Such a great stop along on our tour of Iceland. A great museum documenting Icelandic history. Beautiful, authentic, early buildings to tour give you a real feeling of how Icelandic life was. Well worth the time to learn more about the history all around us on our vacation. There is a small fee for entry to the museum and grounds. Bathrooms are available on site.
  • Great museum. The outside contains a few old houses, with items and furnitures. This part is really nice to see the old Iceland. Interior is a massive collection of objects. It's interesting, but it lacks explanation and it could probably be better if the collection was more curated. Still good to see, but I'd favor spending time in the old houses.
  • This is a collection of many museums (transport museum, open air museum, Icelandic life museum). There were many explanations and signs throughout the museum in English, Icelandic, French, and German. We visited on a rainy day. We had a lot of fun going through everything and it took us around 3 hrs, but you can easily finish the museum in less time.
  • Well worth a visit to the folk museum. The open air exhibit is only $11 and totally worth it to see some authentic hobbit structures 😜 Adjacent to the main and open air museums are a technology museum, gift shop and cafeteria. I didn’t go to any of the latter places but the facilities are impressive. If I were to do it again I would get the all-in pass.
  • Lovely museum tucked between two stunning waterfalls. There is a cute café and gift shop inside. Highly recommend stopping by!

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