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War and Peace Museum are open from May 15 to Sep 15. Hvalfjördur has an important occupational history that tells the story from 1940 to 1945. At the War and Peace Museum you will find an exciting exhibition of items connected to the war and the...more
While off the beaten path this museum is a must if you are interested in the role of Iceland in WWII. The archivist who goes by William met us personally after a phone call to set up an appointment. We went over some documents from...More
The drive there is nice and surrounded by amazing landscape.
After getting there I was receive with a warm welcoming by Guđjon and his lovely wife.
Guđjon is a very knowledgeable man who owns this amazing place full of objects from the war and the...More
After spending the morning at Glymur, we stopped here as it was the closest cafe for lunch. The fare was simple but excellent (mushroom soup and bread). We spent some time chatting with the owner and toured the museum after lunch. He has a very...More
Lots of care & attention has been put into the creation and display of artefacts and scenes from the 2nd world war. Exhibits have been contributed by families whose parents & grandparents experienced those times. People still come from the US and UK to share...More
Like most people, we were drawn to Iceland by the beauty of its landscapes, which are indeed as spectacular as we had hoped. But, en route, we chanced upon this fascinating and beautifully-curated museum that opened our eyes to an episode in Iceland's history that...More
During the Second World War The Allies had a naval base at the bottom of the fjord. For about eighteen months from summer 1941 , the convoys from USA and England had a stopover on their way to Sovjet. The world largest warships also came...More
We stopped here on our way back from Glymer. We ended up camping in their campground which was awesome. Open air showers but bathrooms are locked at night. When the sun doesn't set and you have to pee at 3:00am you need a potty!!! Would...More
This is a place that should be avoided. Lousy attitude and poor service. I would rate it a -5 if I could.
We stopped in for a coffee at the museum restaurant (located in the museum). We were "greated" by someone shouting to us from...More
My father served in the US Navy in Iceland in WW II, and I sought out the War and Peace Museum to learn more about his experience. It's off the beaten track in Hjalfjordur and is a very Icelandic, informal, DIY kind of museum packed...More
I was staying at my friends summer house in the area and took me there the next morning. I knew a little bit about the history of Iceland during the war, but this gave me much more information to their involvement. There are many artifacts...More