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The Visitor Centre Sagnagardur

Sagnagardur, Hella 851 Hella, Iceland
+354 488 3060
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Great place

Visitor center is very clean and staffs were very attentive and eager to help. You can learn more... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska
Outstanding cultural history museum!

A wonderful display of artifacts primarily focusing on the past 200 years. Includes typical houses... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
Jay F
Austin, Texas
via mobile
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Sep 10, 2017
“Great place”
Sep 4, 2017
“Outstanding cultural history museum!”
Sagnagardur, Hella 851 Hella, Iceland
+354 488 3060
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Visitor center is very clean and staffs were very attentive and eager to help. You can learn more about Volcano of Iceland and will recommend to visit

Thank sr0y
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful display of artifacts primarily focusing on the past 200 years. Includes typical houses also. Provides deep insights into the details of daily life - from clothes to fish skin shoes, farming to fishing. Living and sleeping. Well worthwhile. Highly recomended.

1  Thank Jay F
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Well worth the sorry detour off the highway, especially when you learn that because of the great work started here the road to Vik no longer gets blocked by sandstorms. The centre read once surrounded by volcanic sands, and now all is green. Very interesting...More

Thank john27rg
Reviewed October 23, 2015

We visited here towards the end of our six day visit. How I wish it had been day one! I would have appreciated everything about Iceland so much more.As a teacher, I learned so much about the history, geography, culture and innovations which put my...More

2  Thank Salma56
Reviewed August 1, 2015

Museum documenting the harsh realities of living in Iceland are both informative and eye opening. You can also visit the primitive homes they lived in. Good place to stop for a quick lunch of soup and sandwich.

4  Thank orchiddoc
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Superb overview of Iceland's past in terms of effects by both humans and natural forces on the environment. Thoughtfully organized and insightful. I will look at Iceland in a new way following my tour of the museum.

2  Thank charlesf473
Reviewed April 19, 2015

How the black dead sands can be made to live using ecological measures and working with lyme grass, lupin and nature itself.

2  Thank Isleifur
Reviewed December 5, 2014

The nature in Iceland is very nice. It was interesting too listen too Sverrir Runolfson tell us about Hekla and more.

1  Thank Einar Ó
Reviewed January 12, 2014

travelers to Iceland need to know a little of its natural history and its human struggle against all of the elements. you get it all at this superb place: easy to understand, excellent photographs and many lively exhibits. It's a must

3  Thank roger c
Reviewed January 9, 2014

The visitor centre at the Soil Conservation Service in Sagnagardur, provides an excellent and easy to understand exhibition about the land of Iceland - its formation, history and restoration. The visitor centre is also only a few kilometres from the Old Farmhouse Laufás so you...More

3  Thank theconsultants
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