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The East Iceland Heritage Museum was founded in 1943 and since then its aims has been to preserve the history of East Iceland by collecting and preserving things that reflect the society, culture and everyday life of people in the area. The museum...more
Definitely a great place to stop. Detailed information on the self sufficiency and skills needed to survive in Iceland. The museum also includes an in-depth multi media exhibit that taught us everything we ever wanted to know, and more, about reindeer. Wonderfully friendly and helpful...More
Definitely worth a stop. If you have been looking at the forbidding terrain and the sometimes desolate scenery and wondering" how did people survive here 75 years ago?" This museum is for you. There is a old turf house that has been moved there and...More
This turned out to be a highlight for us on our visit. It shows so much information about the life of the people of Iceland that would be easy to skip or miss when touring the country. The turf house in the museum followed up...More
We were the only visitors at the museum when we toured so we could take our time. Many beautiful items that have amazing needlework. The displays really told the story of life in the mid-nineteenth century. Worth a stop and see....
This is a well-maintained turf house of a very prosperous mid-nineteenth-century farming family. A knowledgeable guide took our group through many of the fully furnished rooms, from the bunk room and master bedroom to kitchen and affiliated areas are. Rather weird lunch room.
The museum holds mostly household items, many beautifully crafted in old Icelandic style.
A salvaged homestead interior has been built inside the museum, with beds, furniture etc .
The director, the young and talented Rannveig Thorhallsdottir, speaks good english and gives a fascinating account of...More