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Time travel!

You can really imagine how it was to live in that time as wealthier family in that region. Very... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2019
virtmaus
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Vienna, Austria
Good museum

Nicely done house. The downstairs is really a shop and an empty front room, but the upstairs has... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2019
Tony S
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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The Norwegian House - The regional museum of Snæfellsnes. The Norwegian house was built in 1832, it was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized stores in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Arni...more
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Reviewed March 12, 2019

You can really imagine how it was to live in that time as wealthier family in that region. Very interesting. To recommend! Shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank virtmaus
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Nicely done house. The downstairs is really a shop and an empty front room, but the upstairs has numerous rooms all well laid out. None of the signs are in English so you rely on the guidebook which is included. Well worth a visit on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tony S
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and setting overlooking harbour. Sea food was fantastic and get there before 6pm to hit drinks happy hour. All drinks 600 kr Atmospheric pub where locals drink as well as eat

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The exterior of the house is really beautiful. The interior of the house has been restored to reflect its original owners furniture and decor. You get a little pamphlet with your ticket that gives some history on the family inhabitants as well as a description...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mickey92893
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Even for the relatively wealthy child mortality was nearly 50% The renovated rooms show something of what it was like to live in a remote Icelandic fishing village as the local gentry. Worth popping up to the attic to see the random collection up there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kzb2014
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Who knew the first two-story house built in Iceland is only about 150 years old? It is well-curated and captures a time and place nicely (I assume!).

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Built from Norwegian timber, and not because Norwegians lived here, this was the first 2-story house ever built in Iceland, a sure sign that a very wealthy merchant lived here. One can see the dining area, bedrooms, writing area, lounge etc. complete with utensils used...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ANGELINA G
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Since we visited after high season there was not much to see in the gallery space on the first floor. The exhibit upstairs was nicely done with artifacts from the period depicting how the original owner and his family lived. The large attic is crammed...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Laurene M
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The history of the house and it's owners provides an interesting insight into their life and times. There is a large amount of content in the property and you can well imagine the people still occupying the house.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 799michaelh799
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This old home is filled with artifacts from the Norwegian settlers! A must see if you are on this Northwest Peninsula

Date of experience: August 2017
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