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Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja)

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Scenery was beautiful but...

It took less than 5 minutes to check out this replica of a Norwegian stave church. It's worth... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
Boulder, Colorado
very interesting

We stayed on the island for one night and day, and loved this little place! The museum is... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Houston, Texas
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Sep 20, 2016
“Scenery was beautiful but...”
Sep 5, 2016
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

It took less than 5 minutes to check out this replica of a Norwegian stave church. It's worth seeing but only because of the surrounding scenery.

Thank crosswycke
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We stayed on the island for one night and day, and loved this little place! The museum is interesting, you are given headphones can't remember the cost but did to break the bank. There are lockers if you need. it does not take long to...More

1  Thank lovetodrive5214
Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went to this very interesting museum as part of a tour. It covers the history of the volcano on this island in 1973. Part of the museum is an excavation of homes that were covered during the volcano eruption.

Thank Travellers5710
Reviewed June 30, 2015

This boutique museum is a combination of a home and a church presented as a gift from Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing both, learning about medical practice on the island, understanding how the churches were built and heated, and discovering how the volcano changed the...More

1  Thank Robin G
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great little place to stop. But once there the overwhelming smell of rotten fish drove us away! I'm sure it was the direction of the wind, but literally left as soon as we could.

1  Thank ljc65
Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a worthy, friendly family run old style museum totally transformed by Toti, the rescued puffin who's lived his whole life here. We had a fantastic time holding him, watching him and following him. Truly special ! The curator also had a recovering seagull...More

2  Thank Spinoccio
Reviewed September 30, 2013

A day trip to Westman Island, off the south of Iceland, is a must if you visit Iceland. Take the 30-minute ferry to this small island - you won't be disappointed. One-third of the island was destroyed by a volcano 1972. We climbed the lava...More

2  Thank Robbie B
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Worth a visit because the museum is interesting, with interesting information about the birdlife around and on the island and puffins more specifically. The aquarium was a nice plus, but for me holding a real living puffin in my hands was a great feeling. I...More

2  Thank TheFlyingLundi
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Small but good live fish collection as well as stuffed fish, birds and other animals. Great stone collection...

1  Thank Viking900
Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Aquarium and Natural History Museum in the town of Heimaey has an above-average collection of stuffed birds and around a dozen tanks of local fishes. Labels in English are included for most exhibits and the staff are very knowledgeable resources, too. The Museum also...More

3  Thank GreyhoundMama88
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