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Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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gruesome stories and folklore

definitely for a niche audience. Lots of information. One of us waited outside and didn't regret... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
NJFamilyAdventures
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Princeton, New Jersey
Weirdly gruesome but fascinating

When I went in to the museum part of the building, I wondered why there were so many people sitting... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
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The museum is a compination between historical facts abut what happened in Iceland in the 17th century concerning to the witchcraze in Iceland, a period of appr. 50 years and Icelandic folklore connected to magic and sorcery. The museum has guides...more
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Hofoagata 8-10, Holmavik 510, Iceland
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All reviews great restaurant out of the way interesting place two floors witch trials small town take your time local history cake guide book the guidebook cup of coffee worthwhile stop subject matter t shirts information presented restaurant attached
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

"Small, Fun, Creepy" After meeting the ecentric owner of the small museum he handed us an english reference booklet for the exhibits and away we went. If you take the time to read the booklet there is lots of intersting information on the witch trials,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

It's in the middle of nowhere, true, but if you are driving around the Westfjords it's definitely worth a visit, as the journey is lovely! The museum is tiny and there aren't many exhibits, but they're all very interesting and beautifully freaky in the way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum in remote area of Iceland. The exhibits are not in English so we were given a book to accompany the exhibits. We walked around & read the books, altho, I should’ve just found a chair and read. Interesting read on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

The museum is very small and the information isn't something I am interested in. It's about superstitions, witch and witchcraft. The displays in the museum are a bit scary.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

definitely for a niche audience. Lots of information. One of us waited outside and didn't regret it. The others were glad to have made the stop - even for just 40 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

When I went in to the museum part of the building, I wondered why there were so many people sitting around in the very comfortable saggy armchairs, reading books. Then I realised why. You have to read about it all in your English translation booklet...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Would only do this if you happen to be in the area or you are highly into witches. It is small 2 levels. They have a few neat items that you will never see again. It is really out of the way with some scary...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Definitely a necessary stop in Holmavik considering the Westfjords are legend for sorcerers and witches. This is a must see for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Westfjords and the role sorcery played in Iceland.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carmen434
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Interesting historical things about sorcery, but very few original items, most of it is text. Text is in Icelandic, but you get a booklet in your own language with translation. So you’re basically reading long texts about witchery and witch burnings. OK, but not a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Interesting and remarkable history of witchcraft and sorcery in Iceland. They also provided a booklet with translation into English so that we could understand what we were seeing. Worth an hour en route north...

Date of experience: May 2018
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Andre R
June 30, 2015|
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Although the museum has a restaurant, it has no sleeping accommodations. We stayed at the Finna Hotel in Holmavik when we visited the museum. The museum is only a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel -- just down the hill... More
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Zandrah N
February 14, 2015|
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There is a bus from Reykjavík to Hólmavík tvice a week during winter, on Fridays and Sundays. And vice versa. Summer schedule is on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sundays. From May 15th to end of September. More info on bus schedule is... More
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