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Akranes Folk Museum

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Gardaholti 3 Gardar, Akranes 300 Iceland
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The Whale fjord and Akranes
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The Whale fjord and Akranes

This is a private tour -only for you and your group.<br><br>Duration 7 - 8 hours.<br><br>We pick up all our passengers in the greater capital area and of course take you back in the end of the tour. <br>Our vehicle will be Land rover and your guide/driver will be either Gulla or Villi.<br><br>This tour reveals magnificent landscape and diversity in nature - and if you like to hear more about our history and settlement you are on the right track.<br><br>We will drive to the fjord Hvalfjord and enjoy different sights there on our way towards the town of Akranes. From Akranes on our way back to Reykjavik we drive in to the tunnel under the fjord and head back to Reykjavik.<br><br>We tailor all our tours we mention some of the highlights in the area - not all of them.
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StorkRN1 wrote a review Feb 2019
Roseville, California510 contributions102 helpful votes
We stopped at this museum as part of a guided tour and it proved to be a nice stopover. We got to see blacksmiths at work, tour an old Icelandic home from years gone by, learn a bit about the local area and Icelandic history, and enjoy a cup of coffee with the friendly local guide!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from akranesmuseum, Manager at Akranes Folk Museum
Responded Dec 17, 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed the visit 😀
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mrlukenik wrote a review Jun 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom258 contributions55 helpful votes
I recently visited this museum and found it very informative. At the time I visited there was building work occurring, but that didn't affect my visit. The museum covers aspects of Icelandic life of fishing, national dress and life in the late 19th-mid 20th Century. There were plenty of exhibits in the main building, plus some others to look around. Bear in mind: if your Icelandic is minimal, not all of the notes and information are in English (or any other language). That said, it was a good hour or so of viewing and out of the rain too. I think for the 800kr entry it was a pretty good deal (at least compared to Reykjavik!). Easy to get to within walking distance of the town centre, would certainly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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TravelcrazyAntwerp wrote a review Feb 2018
Schoten, Belgium1,154 contributions300 helpful votes
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My husband and I visited the Akranes Folkmuseum in May 2017. The museum is a consists of several buildings, and the exhibits range from historical furnished houses to ships, from objects of everyday life to sports memorablia. You name it, and the museum has it. Since many of the accompanying texts in the museum are in Icelandic only, it is far more interesting to take the guided tour at 2 pm. Our guide was a very enthusiastic young woman, who gave us a deeper insight in the way of life in Iceland through the ages. Since we were the only ones to take the guided tour at the time, we could ask several questions. As a result, the tour lasted 1,5 hours, but we enjoyed every minute of it. After the tour we returned again to some of the exhibits in order to look at them a little longer, make a few pictures, and read the very interesting (English) texts about the Icelandic legends. There is a small café where you can get good coffee, and a visitor center with leaflets on West Iceland. This museum is certainly worth a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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revett2016 wrote a review Sep 2017
Santa Rosa, California519 contributions117 helpful votes
This museum is only open Monday thru Friday now and best to see it during their tour time 1400. It's a fabulous collection of Icelandic history through its numerous collections of memorabilia but does need the guide to share its riches. A real treasure and gem....must see!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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KarenCW wrote a review Jun 2017
Doylestown, Pennsylvania48 contributions13 helpful votes
This museum is less than an hour north of Reykjavik in a nice little coastal town. The museum itself is a little hard to find and consists of multiple buildings, historic houses and even a ship. There is a lot to see in this museum and we loved it. My favorite thing was the small houses on the property which you can walk through and see them in the decor from long ago to see how people lived under sometimes harsh conditions without modern conveniences. The museum covered many time periods in Icelandic history and covered topics as varied as sports, schooling, maritime, and everyday home life. A very nice young woman who was working there, escorted us throughout the museum and and went out of her way to explain many things to us. We felt like we had a personal guide! This museum is a hidden gem and was an afternoon well spent.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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