Library of Water

Library of Water, Stykkisholmur: Hours, Address, Library of Water Reviews: 4/5

Library of Water
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tjovanelly
Rome, GA2 contributions
Friends
A tribute to Icelands glaciers and an acknowledgement of their demise. You have to go to the Norwegian house to get tickets before 5 pm
Written July 16, 2022
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TFAtravel
Chicago, IL379 contributions
Closed early and we walked up the hill. Not a huge deal, but we could see the guest services person inside, and they would not open up. The entire venture was a but of a lark to begin with, but when they closed 1/2 hour early, it was a bit maddening.
Written August 14, 2021
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JobeeMom
Toronto, Canada1,277 contributions
We came to Stykkisholmur on a rainy, windy and chilly day, so we tried to look for indoor activities. We purchased a museum pass which included Library of Water, Volcano Museum and Norwegian House. We were given a code to unlock the door at the Library of Water. There’s no one else when we arrived.

My husband sat down in one corner and fell asleep, while I was having a fantastic time taking pictures of the water columns and the reflections and refractions from various angles. It’s amazing how the artist strategically position the water columns to create all these different effects. I wonder what it looks like when the sun shines through the columns. There’s nothing else in the room other than these columns. It’s very quiet and zen like. It’s a good place to sit down and meditate or practice yoga. I think people will either love it or hate it. I spent an hour here until closing time. One thing for sure, the building sits on top of a hill and provides a great view of the harbour and the village.
Written October 22, 2019
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MollyG75
Ilminster, UK7 contributions
I didn't know what to expect and it is a strange, but alluring, place.
The views are stunning and the water tubes are weirdly fascinating.
Definitely worth a visit but I can't quite put my finger on why...
Written August 31, 2019
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Ashley S
Sydney, Australia122 contributions
Couples
The hilight of this for me was simply being indoors and out of the Icelandic wind. Tinea aside, the slippers were also a boon.

I did no research, so this is probably
My own fault, but I expected more from an attraction.

This consists of three rooms. One is purely windows with nice views over water, another contains some photos and the third room (main) is where the water columns are.

The main room is interesting for about 5-10 minutes where you can play with some
Water distortion effects

700 ISK is not a huge amount of money, but I felt ripped off by about 650 ISK

You could skip this and your life would be unaffected I expect.

Written June 6, 2019
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KZ B
Shaker Heights, OH317 contributions
Friends
A beautiful installation which changes with the light and your viewpoint. Easy to spend a little while here in contemplation
Written October 18, 2018
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Y4CKsusang
Santa Cruz, California19 contributions
Couples
The Museum of Water is still in its stunning location. You must buy a ticket and get the entrance code at either the Volcano Museum or Norwegian House. You can buy one ticket for all three museums at a lower price for each individually. Seeing all three is a nice way to spend a half day. The Volcano Museum also houses fine art featuring Volcano imagery including Japanese wood block prints.

MOW is a great place to spend a little time contemplating. Some of the water columns contain water from extinct glaciers making this unusual installation particularly poignant.
Written September 12, 2018
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arzanstudio
Mumbai, India149 contributions
Friends
So simple, yet so quirky and clever at the same time. Just columns of glass filled with water from glaciers in different eras, all juxtaposed like liquid sculptures in an art-deco house. You have to see this to realize the genius of the creator, who so wonderfully gets the outdoors in, refracts then from the columns and gives you these phenomenal images.
I just loved this so much, did not want to leave. No amount of images would do justice to this fabulous assembly of liquid.
Water genius !!!
Written August 14, 2018
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jwendel
Cambridge, MA6 contributions
Couples
Unlike the last reviewer mentioned the house of water is still open at the original location. Visitors purchase tickets at Norwegian house or Volcano museum and punch in a number to get entry to the house. Great exhibit and awesome views!
Written July 26, 2018
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Shelley M
Warren, NJ236 contributions
Friends
When we visited in July of 2018, we learned that the library has been moved to another building in town. The beautiful building on the hill is now a private home.
We did not visit the new library.
Written July 20, 2018
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