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Great historical stop if you’re in the area!

We stopped at this museum as part of a guided tour and it proved to be a nice stopover. We got to... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2019
StorkRN1
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Roseville, California
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Great museum and a free coffee!

I recently visited this museum and found it very informative. At the time I visited there was... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
mrlukenik
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Akranes Folk Museum offers a unique insight into past times in Akranes and surrounding area. The museum’s exhibition is in several houses, some of which were moved from other parts of town. The permanent exhibition reflects living conditions and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

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,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

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....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank revett2016
Reviewed June 10, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank KarenCW
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Visited as part of a group tour. The museum's collection is housed in different buildings; to complete the circuit, cater at least two-hours for the tour. The gentleman who guided us at the museum was very informative and personable. Explanation was very clear and we...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank gaires2359
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Highly recommended for anyone staying more than a short while in Reykjavik or planning a trip along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The premier place to experience the history of everyday work and play remains the Árbær Open Air Museum on the outskirts of Reykjavik, but Arkanes...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

The museum is not well signposted and we drove around Akranes twice before finding it. The sports section and exhibits in the main building were well set out but unfortunately they'd run out of details in English. Labelling is erratic, some English explanation but most...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This delightful place doesn't get the credit it deserves on the tourist trail. It's a brilliantly curated museum and the exhibits in the folk section building are beautifully put together. You'll get a real insight into what all aspects of life would have been like...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Robsski
Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and interesting museum's. Those two houses we went to and the awsome ships and houses outside. Fantastic experience. My favorit where the sports museum peace. Iceland spirt history.

Date of experience: February 2016
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