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Safnasafnid The New Folk and Outsider Art Museum

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Address: Svalbarosstrond, Akureyri 601, Iceland
Phone Number: +354(0)461 4066
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Great library and very relaxed atmosphere

Interesting museum if only for the architecture and the immense book collection. Staff very laid back and you could easily spend many hours here settled on here sofas reading... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Really not with stopping I'm afraid - a very small collection of fair uninspiring stuff. Nice free coffee though and the curator was very helpful and friendly.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Interesting museum if only for the architecture and the immense book collection. Staff very laid back and you could easily spend many hours here settled on here sofas reading their huge collection of glossy books about art, life and everything else in between. I'm glad we took the time to stop and explore.

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Eyrarbakki, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In a world where art often becomes an isolated phenomena, living somehow outside of the "normal", the art approaching life without a parallel to it, it is like a refreshing breeze to visit Safnasafnið. I really loved my visit, finding the art to be full of heart and beauty. This museum is really a pearl in every context - thank... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lovely range of art and artifacts, beautifully displayed. Some of the exhibits are intellectual absorbing as well as being lovely on the eyes. Well worth a stop. For me, a doll collector in my early days, it was amazing to see a very comprehensive display of dolls from around the world as well, as contemporary sculpture, and intriguing art of... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The natural beauty of Iceland is really the reason to visit. But on the cultural front, this wonderful museum was a real high point. The art is smart, accessible, and totally charming. Which also describes the gentleman running the museum - he took the time to tell us about the place and share his collection of fascinating toys. If you... More 

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Akureyri, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This little museum, by the roadside east of Akureyri, is a gem. In there you will find a collection of folk art that will impress everyone in the family, young or old. I couldn't think of a better place to start if one wanted to arouse a young child's interest in art or in museums. Definitely worth the stop.

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