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Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

Hofoagata 8-10, Holmavik 510, Iceland
+354 451 3525
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What a great little museum. Really interesting and well set out. As it is so small and all the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin G
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Melbourne, Australia
Cool little museum

We were planning to visit Dynjandi falls but road 60 was closed so my husband stump upon this. Cool... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
wongchizzle
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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 in several languages, English, Czech, French, Hebrew, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish. The museum also runs a small restaurant where emphasis is placed on seafood including blue mussels which are farmed in the clean fjord. Both the museum and the restaurant are open whole year.The second part of the museum is The Sorcerer's Cottage located 28 km north of Hólmavík.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hofoagata 8-10, Holmavik 510, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great little museum. Really interesting and well set out. As it is so small and all the exhibits are in Icelandic, you are provided with a guide book in your particular language or one of your choice, and you work your way around...More

1  Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We were planning to visit Dynjandi falls but road 60 was closed so my husband stump upon this. Cool little museum with 2 small rooms, downstairs and upstairs. I believe it was $8-10 per person for admission. They lend you books in order to be...More

Thank wongchizzle
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time, it is such a nice place located in this lovely village of Hólmavík ! Crave for a tartiflette ? ask for the song... you’ll love it trust me ;) Coffee and home made chocolate cake will welcome you anytime of...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place full of positive energy and spirit. We were there in September and place was almost empty. There was only 5 people including us 😁 service, coffe, fish soup and atmosfer absolutly fantastic. You have to stop there and enjoy a cup of coffee...More

1  Thank Patrik B
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Because of this museum we made a detour to Holmavik and enjoyed it very much. Even though the place is really small, the information presented in it very interesting and gives you insights about the witchcraft in Iceland and how it was fought by christianity.

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Reviewed November 12, 2017

A neat, small museum talking about the history of witch trials in Iceland, with some detail to historical practices (eg herbalism in hard winters) that became interpreted over time as 'witchcraft'.

1  Thank Lindsay56789
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Holmavik is a very sad little town in my humble opinion. The museum offers a guidebook in English or Icelandic. The exhibits were a bit creepy for my taste and I did not get a good vibe both times I stopped in. The restaurant is...More

2  Thank Paula S
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Maybe better named Museum of Icelandic Witch hunts as it gives the history of those killed during this time. Some interesting spells and artefacts but having to read it from a book is pretty boring. The necropants are a nice touch.

1  Thank Kellie I
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Several guidebooks really hyped this museum, and one of my friends seriously questioned whether the authors had actually been there. I don't disagree. First off, the history being conveyed is really interesting, and the museum does a thorough job of outlining a specific time period...More

1  Thank ElBonobo
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Our drive up to Holmavik was very scenic and our destination was the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft. There is a small cafe attached to the museum and if you are hungry you should eat here because there is nothing else around for miles....More

1  Thank Christine R
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Marcia 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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