We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Library of Water

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Lovely, calming, thought provoking

A beautiful installation which changes with the light and your viewpoint. Easy to spend a little... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Shaker Heights, Ohio
via mobile
Stunning Experience

The Museum of Water is still in its stunning location. You must buy a ticket and get the entrance... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Santa Cruz, California
Read all 64 reviews
All photos (25)
All photos (25)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Bokhloedustigur 17, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
Improve This Listing
Reviews (64)
Filter reviews
46 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews volcano museum installation columns contemplation code hill views visitors
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 46 reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful installation which changes with the light and your viewpoint. Easy to spend a little while here in contemplation

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kzb2014
Reviewed September 12, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Y4CKsusang
Reviewed August 14, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arzanstudio
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jwendel
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank molnarnj
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We bought a multi-site pass to the Volcano Museum and the Water Library. Both were very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank schellhoya
Reviewed October 29, 2017

A must visit for those who know Roni Horn's work - approach with the mindset that this is a place of contemplation much like the Rothko Chapel. Allow your mind and metabolism to slow down and acclimate to the space: you are not at home;...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JAHNYC
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This place is a thoughtful, beautiful space. Roni Horn is so talented and in this space you can take time to sit and take it all in.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank lepetiteedie
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

This library is no ordinary library. It's contains water collection from 24 different glaciers exhibited in 24 columns of glass filled with water - created by artist Roni Horn. It's absolutely serine to experience and the building containing the collection is placed on the highest...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank HronnKold
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't totally sure what to expect, but it's a place with columns of water from different glaciers and what not. Hence the name...library of water. There is literally nothing else interesting there. Skip it.

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank 374kyleg
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Hotel Egilsen
377 reviews
.10 miles away
Hotel Breidafjordur
92 reviews
.11 miles away
Fosshotel Stykkisholmur
390 reviews
.34 miles away
Hotel Framnes
554 reviews
18.61 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14 nearby restaurants
596 reviews
.10 miles away
357 reviews
.11 miles away
150 reviews
.15 miles away
Finsens fish & chips
96 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 nearby attractions
181 reviews
.20 miles away
170 reviews
.29 miles away
Lighthouse Sugandisey
41 reviews
.27 miles away
Ocean Adventures
35 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Library of Water staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines