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this museum is attached to the fosshotel. it is free for guests and tells the story of the French... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James M
Boston, Massachusetts
A tribute to the French fisherman

Located in the middle of Iceland's east fjords lies the town of Faskrudsfjordur. Going back to the... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2019
Finksburg, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this museum is attached to the fosshotel. it is free for guests and tells the story of the French influence in the area. it is very well done and informative. I don't know of the cost as I was a guest of the hotel

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019

Located in the middle of Iceland's east fjords lies the town of Faskrudsfjordur. Going back to the late 19th century and lasting until about 1935 the little village was a main hub for French fisherman in East Iceland. Street signs are still in both French...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

The exhibition, on two stories, details the history of the building and the lives of the french fisherman. A lot of work has gone into restoring the old buildings and giving them a new function as a hotel, thus ensuring that history keeps their memory...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Loved this museum. Very interesting exhibits on the first floor but the next level down takes it up a notch. The museum’s first level is about the French coming to Iceland, this port specifically, and a hospital room complete with nurse and patient. The lower...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum about the French history of the town. The digital section takes awhile to go through and I found it a bit painful to stand bent over a table for so long. After that there is virtually no explanations on the exhibits, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Nice digital exhibition about the horrible working conditions of these opportunistic fishermen many of whom were boys. The parallel story of the Belgian (Flemish) Ijslandvaarders deserves more attention.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Fosshotel and the reception is in the museum. Small town that tells the story of the French fishermen who were here from 1880-1936. Town still has a relationship with France. Charming town.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

My wife and I were in eastern Iceland on holiday and my wife really wanted to visit the French Museum in Fáskrúdsfjörður. I enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about the connection between the French fisherman and eastern Iceland. The museum was smallish, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Fascinating history into that period of French Fishermen suffering hardship during their 7 month voyages to catch cod for the home market and how the locals interacted with them. Worth a visit if in this quiet town

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Most of Iceland is expensive but this museum is definitely over priced for what his offered. I'd skip it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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August 26, 2019|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. We were hotel guests so it was free for us.