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Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

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Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

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Hofoagata 8-10, Holmavik 510 Iceland
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L_Fenton wrote a review Nov 2019
Worcester, United Kingdom136 contributions83 helpful votes
This gem of a museum is tucked away in the small village of Holmavik in the West Fjords. It is well worth a visit as it gives a complete history of Witchcraft in Iceland. Containing some original artefacts it is bright and modern inside with English translations for visitors.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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sere.boba wrote a review Oct 2019
Peschiera Borromeo, Italy726 contributions182 helpful votes
I found the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft interesting both for the legends and real stories narrated, and for the recreated atmosphere. An enhancement I could suggest is to label the various objects shown, to display wether they’re real historic items or just a
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Paul and Kim A wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada200 contributions62 helpful votes
This was fun. The history of witchcraft trials tied, unexpectedly, with the historical sagas. A remarkable proportion of those prosecuted were related to Egil Skallagrimsson. Learning that fact alone was worth the detour to Holmavik. The museum was quirky and informative
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Date of experience: October 2019
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julietDhaas wrote a review Sep 2019
Sacramento, California12 contributions5 helpful votes
When I started planning my GilsfjördurArts artist residency in Iceland this Museum of Sorcery was on my list. You pay the museum fee at the Cafe desk and they give you a booklet written in Icelandic on one side and English on the other, and you're on your own. It was so much
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Date of experience: September 2019
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klwombat1 wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia109 contributions26 helpful votes
A small “museum” that was a collection of information with replicas of numerous things that are associated with witchcraft. Basically you read the information from a booklet. There are only a couple of cabinets with interesting things on display - most is just photocopied
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Date of experience: September 2019
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