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Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum

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Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum

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Luke M wrote a review Nov 2018
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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 old, still talks about his visit, 4 months after returning home!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Nomad67657800371 wrote a review Nov 2018
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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 from Hafsteinn Thor, the manager. After a brief exchange of pleasantries, I began my tour around the museum. My eyes enveloped case after case, all neatly organized, displaying different breathtaking minerals and stones, ranging from petite pebbles to gigantic geodes. From pieces of amethyst to jasper, from Iceland spar to obsidian, this museum provided a diverse and powerful display of stones and minerals. The most impressive feature of the museum, in my opinion, was the selection of Icelandic stones and minerals available for purchase, collected piece by piece from Mother Nature herself by the owner(s) of the establishment (*cough* did I just hear somebody say obsidian, aka 'dragon glass'?!?! *cough*). My stop at this museum was a memorable one that brought a constant smile to my face and is a must see for collectors, enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the aesthetics of Earth altogether. Hafsteinn Thor (the manager), was more than helpful and knowledgeable and I left the museum with a greater understanding and appreciation for stones and minerals. If my feet grace the grounds of Iceland in the future, they will surely carry me back to this amazing museum.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
Responded Nov 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
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doreenesther wrote a review Oct 2018
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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 recommend anyone who is interested in rocks and gems to stop here. I felt more comfortable in knowing these are actual stones from Iceland versus buying them from a third party like eBay or amazon. Thank you Hafsteinn Thor for you time, kindness and passion for what you do and a special thank you for the gift. It made my visit to Iceland a memorable one.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
Responded Oct 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
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Pheenom38 wrote a review Oct 2018
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
Responded Oct 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 so this stop is very convenient because of our location. The first town east of Reykjavik, Hveragerdi, and just by the round-about and in the same building as the N1 gas station. Wishing you all the best. Sincerely, Hafsteinn Thor and The Ljósbrá Family
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Annelies B wrote a review Sep 2018
Antwerp Province, Belgium162 contributions45 helpful votes
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 owner and his son, with all his lively stories! I will certainly drop by to see the evolution of the museum next time I drive by!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
Responded Sep 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. Sincerely, Hafsteinn and Gabríel
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