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Tiny folk museum but interesting

Interesting to learn about the trade back in history - friendly staff, the oldest house in town... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
Small but informative

You have to know about this museum or have an informative guide to be able to find this hidden gem... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Mic L
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Arnessysla Heritage Museum - The House at Eyrarbakki. One of Iceland's oldest houses, built by Danish traders in 1765. At the Arnessysla Heritage Museum's varied exhibitions, visitors can experience past times and learn about the remarkable history...more
Eyrargata 50, Eyrarbakki 820, Iceland
+354 483 1504
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Interesting to learn about the trade back in history - friendly staff, the oldest house in town built around 1850?

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Reviewed May 24, 2018

You have to know about this museum or have an informative guide to be able to find this hidden gem. Fortunately we had the latter and despite arriving very late the museum was opened especially for us and what a joy it was. Exploring and...More

Thank Mic L
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We hit Eyrarbakki after doing the golden circle clockwise from Rekyavik. The museum consists of 5 buildings (one of which is dedicated to maritime). The museum is a nice mix of exhibits and period rooms. There's plenty of info in english to give you a...More

Thank tradIndy
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The museum is interesting and provides a good overview of various aspects of Icelandic life. I though that the real attraction was walking through the small town of Eyrarbakki which features a number of older style Icelandic structures and has a real character to it.

Thank Mpk1970
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Eyrarbakki is a sleepy, but pretty seaside town. Colourful wooden houses along the main street and 1 petrol station. Don't plan a coffee or lunch break here, I didn't see any restaurant. But Eyrarbakki has a quaint museum. Next to the church you will find...More

Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Only saw this place at the last minute. Really good museum in a refurbished old house in the village. Nicely done, and most items had English versions. Well worth a visit

Thank tony s
Reviewed February 1, 2017

The museum is very interesting - it explains how some Icelanders lived in luxury many years ago. A lot of historical artifacts are on display and explained.

2  Thank AJICE
Reviewed January 8, 2017

The House at Eyrarbakki is one of my favourite places to visit in the South West region. I visit with groups of tourists all year round and it is usually a pleasant visit. The House and the activity there was a big and very important...More

1  Thank Manofice52
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is an unique village, containing 565 inhabitants, with a view on the Atlantic Ocean. It is small, but cute! We visited it when the weather was a bit too inclement. It didn’t stop us to explore it completely. We found out a lot of...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This hard to find little museum in the quaint coastal village of Eyrarbakki is worth visiting. It tells the story of one of the oldest houses in Iceland, which housed a wealthy and cultured Danish trader with a large influence on cultural and economic development...More

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