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East Iceland Heritage Museum (Minjasafn Austurlands)

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Great museum!

Definitely a great place to stop. Detailed information on the self sufficiency and skills needed to... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Sharon B
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Golden, Colorado
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Wonderful little museum

Definitely worth a stop. If you have been looking at the forbidding terrain and the sometimes... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
LorraineB572
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Aug 5, 2018
“Great museum!”
Feb 23, 2018
“Wonderful little museum”
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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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Laufskogar 1, Egilsstadir 700, Iceland
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+354 471 1412
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank John S
Reviewed March 31, 2017

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....

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

Small though interesting display of farm life at the beginning of the 20th century and on biology and behaviour of the reindeer.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

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.

Date of experience: August 2012
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Reviewed August 29, 2005

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

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