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“Egilsstadir excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands)

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East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands)
Laufskogum 1, Egilsstadir 700, Iceland
471 1412
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Ranked #9 of 10 Attractions in Egilsstadir
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“Egilsstadir excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2005

The museum holds mostly household items, many beautifully crafted in old Icelandic style.
A salvaged homestead interior has been built inside the museum, with beds, furniture etc .
The director, the young and talented Rannveig Thorhallsdottir, speaks good english and gives a fascinating account of life in the old times.
The museum has also rebuilt a viking style church a few miles away, near the original church site.
An extra bonus is that the old OPEL garage up the hill from the museum , is now a warehouse for old automotive and army vehicles and 4x4 army lorrys converted to winter campers,along with all sorts of good "junk".
There is a good cafe on the way up the hill too.
A good base for NE Iceland
Thouroughly recommended small museum.

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