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Safnasafnid The New Folk and Outsider Art Museum

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Address: Svalbardsstroend, Akureyri 601, Iceland
Phone Number: +354(0)461 4066
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Outsider Art

This is a collection of works by local artists. Much has been done by self-taught rustic artists. We had a good time here and felt it was worth the stop on the way out of town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 15, 2016
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Dothan, Alabama
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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a collection of works by local artists. Much has been done by self-taught rustic artists. We had a good time here and felt it was worth the stop on the way out of town.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Not the biggest museum in the world, but it's worth a stop in if only to see the huge blue man out front, the collection of traditional textiles, and above all - the concrete statues featured in this attraction's profile photo. The ones of Jesus and the Devil had me mesmerized.

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North Iceland, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

A great museum with great sculpture from wood of all shapes and sizes and all kind of things.A good way to spend a day

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

This exhibition is very special and might perhaps be called exceptional. On display are paintings, sculptures ect. that really give your thoughts a flight and even get you wondering about tne artists.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

Really not with stopping I'm afraid - a very small collection of fair uninspiring stuff. Nice free coffee though and the curator was very helpful and friendly.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Interesting museum if only for the architecture and the immense book collection. Staff very laid back and you could easily spend many hours here settled on here sofas reading their huge collection of glossy books about art, life and everything else in between. I'm glad we took the time to stop and explore.

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Eyrarbakki, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

In a world where art often becomes an isolated phenomena, living somehow outside of the "normal", the art approaching life without a parallel to it, it is like a refreshing breeze to visit Safnasafnið. I really loved my visit, finding the art to be full of heart and beauty. This museum is really a pearl in every context - thank... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lovely range of art and artifacts, beautifully displayed. Some of the exhibits are intellectual absorbing as well as being lovely on the eyes. Well worth a stop. For me, a doll collector in my early days, it was amazing to see a very comprehensive display of dolls from around the world as well, as contemporary sculpture, and intriguing art of... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The natural beauty of Iceland is really the reason to visit. But on the cultural front, this wonderful museum was a real high point. The art is smart, accessible, and totally charming. Which also describes the gentleman running the museum - he took the time to tell us about the place and share his collection of fascinating toys. If you... More 

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Akureyri, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

This little museum, by the roadside east of Akureyri, is a gem. In there you will find a collection of folk art that will impress everyone in the family, young or old. I couldn't think of a better place to start if one wanted to arouse a young child's interest in art or in museums. Definitely worth the stop.

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