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Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Stone and Mineral Museum

Wonderful museum! We first learned about this wonderful museum through the "Museums in Strange... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Luke M
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Our trip to Iceland would not have been complete without a visit to the N1 gas station in... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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Hveragerdi - Stone & Mineral Museum Welcome to one of the largest privately owned stone, mineral and fossil collections in Iceland. Here you can visit us and experience a professional and at the same time home felt geological exhibit where most of...more
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Wonderful museum! We first learned about this wonderful museum through the "Museums in Strange places" podcast. When we arrived in Iceland, the Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum was a must see on our itinerary. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. Our 5 year...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Our trip to Iceland would not have been complete without a visit to the N1 gas station in Hveragerdi. As a geologist, I have had the privilege of seeing many exotic mineral collections. Sadly, many of these collections are stowed away in University archives or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I recently visited the Stone and Mineral Museum in Hveragerdi and was astonished at the array of Mother Nature's fine garments and jewels found on display. Before I even stepped through the doorway into the museum, I was greeted and welcomed by a warm smile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Wow wow!!! Thank you for this great review! This one alone will keep me striving for more great things. In loss for words! Thanks a million! Bestu kveðjur, Hafsteinn Thor and the Ljósbrá Family

Reviewed October 19, 2018

I specifically went to this destination to buy authentic gifts from Iceland. Specifically Icelandic rocks. They have a good selection and the Manager, Hafsteinn Thor was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The museum is amazing!!! I will return here the next time in Iceland. I highly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2018

Hi Doreen It was a great pleasure meeting you and getting to know you. Your kind words will inspire me to continue to inspire others. Looking forward to meeting you again. All the best to you and yours. Kærar kveðjur, Hafsteinn Thor

Reviewed October 15, 2018

This wasn't part of our tour initially, but some of us wanted to see this place. Me especially! It is a beautiful representation of Iceland's rock and mineral structure. If you are on a tour,, please suggest this place.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hi Pheenom38 Thank you for your kind words. Every review helps us and your comment of being on a tour and suggesting our place is a great one. Most tours are on a schedule but can be flexible with time to do a special stop...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Via the entrance inside the N1 gas station, you enter an intriguing museum about Icelandic stones and minerals. With many stones on display, accompanied with Icelandic birds and objects from everyday life, this museum is certainly worth a visit! I loved the chat with the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Hi Annelies Thank you for your kind words. My son really enjoyed the chat and usually when he gets going it's all more memorable. 😀 Hope your journey around Iceland was amazing. It was great meeting you and looking forward to seeing you again someday....More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Private collection run by family. It was closed although it was supposed to be open. Asgeir who worked at the gas station called them and told us to come back in 3 hours. He also showed us where to hike and gave us a map....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Hi Kandofrank I'm very sorry for this inconvenience. We don't have any staff members because this is a small family run exhibit and if I need to run out for errands it's simply not possible to get someone to fill in every time. I have...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

All the souvenir shops are boring when you've seen the collection in this museum/shop. I've got some amazing decorations for in my house. Everything is found and handmade by the owner and his family. It's real art.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Hi Marieke K and thank you for your kind words. We are working hard every day to run the museum as best as we can and also in creating lovely keepsakes for our visitors in our museum´s handcrafting workshop. We pride ourselves to be able...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here on the Game of Thrones tour earlier this month. I am so glad that we did, because it was amazing!!! Such a beautiful collection, and a lot of reading materials posted around with information. I could spend hours here. There's a little...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hi Gabby! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and you are always welcome when you get back to Iceland. :) Best wishes to you and yours. Sincerely, Hafsteinn Thor and The Ljósbrá Family

Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are staying for our honeymoon in Reykjavík for 9 days and we were not that pleased with the gift shops offering mostly imported or foreign made items. We decided to take a drive out of the city and happened upon this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Wow Eric and Ashley Thank you for these kind words. So happy to have met you and hope to meet you again and then in your own workplace and city. :) Best wishes from the land of fire and ice. Sincerely, Hafsteinn Thor

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