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Safnasafnid The New Folk and Outsider Art Museum

Svalbarosstrond, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354(0)461 4066
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Akureyri
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Eyrarbakki, Iceland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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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