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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.