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Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum

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Quirky and Eclectic..

The tall figure that welcomes you at the parking space does bring a smile . He dominates the scene... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Bengaluru, India

Start with the fact that I don’t know much about art and hardly appreciate some of the more... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Washburn, Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

The tall figure that welcomes you at the parking space does bring a smile . He dominates the scene. As you enter in there are many figures made of resin? I didn't know what to expect.. but things got 'curiouser and curioser'!With different craft items...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed July 16, 2018

The Akureyri Art Museum was closed for renovation when we visited, so the art galleries near the museum were also closed. When we expressed our disappointment, the receptionist at the Art Museum told us about this museum, so we went. It was OK. Only some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Start with the fact that I don’t know much about art and hardly appreciate some of the more ‘unusual ‘ nuances. After the first display - where seriously - some framed art work was more elementary than what my son brought home from kindergarten, it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

So worth the visit. A museum on two floors with different exhibitions spread around the house. All set up in the standard one can expect of the founders Níels Hafstein and Magnhildur Sigurðardóttir.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Safnasafnid Outsider Art Museum is an interesting small museum filled with folk art and works created by self-taught artists. It is not the most amazing collection in the world but it is worth a stop if you are cruising along Route 1 in the north...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A pleasant surprise! I was intrigued by the term “Outsider Art” so we stopped in. Wikipedia defines it as “art by self-taught or naïve art makers. Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Found this place online and it became the must see place for our Akureyri stop. Totally worth the visit if you like quirky off the beaten path art museums. The owners have a strong sense of art and artistic display. Also the building and views...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Nice visit among strange local pieces and local artists, really interesting! This museum is on the other side of the fjord, in front of Akureyri. You have a nice view. Around 10 15 minuts in car. You have to go, it's an intimate place and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 535orianep
Reviewed July 22, 2017

If you like art, then Safnasafnid is a must see spot. It's about a 10 minute drive from downtown Akureyri on the other side of the Fjord. The art is unique, but of traditional formats -- paintings, sculpture, ceramics. We would go back. It probably...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Very interesting museum and very unusual. Privately owned with many peculiar art objects and placed in a excellent area overlooking the Fjord !

Date of experience: June 2016
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