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Petra's Stone Collection

Fjardarbraut 21, Stodvarfjordur 755, Iceland
+354 475 8834
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"PETRA" fied.. These stones Rock!

How beautiful is it that her parents named her Petra and she grew up to be fascinated by rocks.And... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SUNALINIRAMESH
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Bengaluru, India
Interesting stop

We drove thru the area with twisty roads around the eastern fjords and made a stop here. Initially... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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What one woman can do. - The home that became a museum. In the last three decades, hundreds of thousands of people visited Petra. The house and garden have taken the shape of a nature museum but never the less Sunnuhlid was primarily Petra's home. This is a beautiful garden with lovely flowers and lots of stones and minerals. It sells souvenirs made from stones she and her family has collected and made necklaces, rings, candle holders and lots more. People come here for all kinds of reasons. Most of them because of the beauty of the minerals, others come because of their interest in geology and others still because they believe that the stones possess some energy or power. This is biggest private stone collection in the world and is one of the most visited attraction in East-coast of Iceland.
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  • Average13%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Fjardarbraut 21, Stodvarfjordur 755, Iceland
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+354 475 8834
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Reviewed 3 days ago

How beautiful is it that her parents named her Petra and she grew up to be fascinated by rocks.And this museum is a tribute to her sheer love of rocks. This houses an amazing collection of rocks not only in the building but also arranged...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We drove thru the area with twisty roads around the eastern fjords and made a stop here. Initially I thought it was a bit lame to be included in the tour, but found it to be interesting. Petra’s story was fascinating and there was quite...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Driving through the eastern fjords, this was a recommended stop off the beaten path. Initially when we looked it up it seemed a bit lame - rock collection. however, we opted to pay the admission fee and walked in. While it really is a bunch...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

We were glad we took the time to visit Petra's Stone Collection. The collection itself was very interesting, though it would have been nice if the specimens had been labelled. But the story of Petra herself and how she amassed such a huge collection of...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is interesting however It would have been nice if the stones were labeled because I do not know much about rocks and did not know what half of what I was seeing was.

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

My wife routinely collects a rock from places we travel, so this piqued our interest when planning our stops on our 10 day trip around Iceland. We were not disappointed. All of these specimens were collected by one woman, Petra, during her lifetime and the...More

Thank Raymond S
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

We stopped at Petra's on our drive around Iceland. It is an interesting stop if you like rocks. There is a large collection of rocks on display that Petra had collected through her lifetime.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

The amount and variety of stones Petra collected during her life is nothing short of astounding. Her family continues to run this place with the stones displayed throughout the gardens and inside Petra's house situated amongst the mountains of the beautiful East Fjords. Definitely worth...More

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

What a gem (pun intended). This incredible lady was a compulsive collector and her main passion was geology. But this isn't just a dusty old collection of rocks - its idiosyncratically displayed in a perfect little garden full of quirky corners and beautiful plants. There's...More

Thank Gillian G
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

In some circles the remarkable woman who collected most of these rocks would be called a hoarder. But she was a remarkable woman with a mission - to collect all the different rocks in Iceland. Great display. Could have benefited with a bit more explanation...More

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