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A Hidden Treasure!

While off the beaten path this museum is a must if you are interested in the role of Iceland in... read more

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djtod
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A historical and peaceful museum

The drive there is nice and surrounded by amazing landscape. After getting there I was receive... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Vera A
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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
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Hlodum Hvalfjardarstrond, 301 Akranesi, Akranes 301, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Vera A
Reviewed June 14, 2018

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

Thank PhillipN211
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank PriscillaTSL
Reviewed September 26, 2017

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

2  Thank SimonandSofie
Reviewed September 26, 2017

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

2  Thank Kirsten E
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Renee L
Reviewed July 3, 2017

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

Thank chuckhenault
Reviewed June 11, 2017

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

2  Thank the_oleander
Reviewed May 6, 2017

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

2  Thank Nhdean
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