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Skogar Museum

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Skogar Museum, in Skogar, Southern Iceland, is a cultural heritage collection of 15,000 artifacts exhibited in 3 museums and 6 historical buildings. It's one minute from Skogar Waterfall, just off Ring Road 1. Skogar Museum is open 365 days of the...more
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Skogasafn 1, Skogar 861, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the top things on my list of things to do in Iceland was to see the turf or elf houses. Just a minute from the Skogafoss waterfall, this is a museum well worth visiting. The ladies at the front desk were very accommodating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hikerchick10
AdrianaV2804, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for writing us about your day. We really appreciate your review and hope to see you again. Best regards from Skógar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe people lived like this less than 100 years ago, it really gives you a view into what it took to survive here with the resources at hand.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SunnytheTraveller
AdrianaV2804, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate it. Best regards from Skogar

Reviewed November 1, 2018

If you visit Skogafoss waterfall, then instead of heading back out on to Route 1, try stopping at the Skogar Museum. It has examples of Icelandic houses and church, schools, that have been dismantled and reconstructed on the site. Showing how Icelanders have lived in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AdrianaV2804, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind word. We hope you had a wonderful trip in Iceland and we hope to see you again son. Best regards from Skogar

Reviewed October 18, 2018

We were not sure where we would end up staying in south Iceland and more or less wandered into Skogar--a not so hidden gem. The campground was crowded when we arrived but the day trippers thinned out as darkness fell. We were up early to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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AdrianaV2804, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Dear Debra Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to us. We are glad you had a good time here at Skógar Folk Museum and maybe we will see you again soon ! Best regards from Skógar :)

Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We originally didn’t plan to spend too much time here (I just wanted to see the golden ring from the waterfall story), but we ended up spent 2 hours here including the transportation museum next door. It has a lot of interesting collections of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AdrianaV2804, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Dear Shirley, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the time spent here. Have a great day Skógar Museum

Reviewed October 6, 2018

Our main reason for stopping here was the outdoor buildings and grass houses. We really enjoyed looking around them. The little church was beautiful. The technical museum was great too but we did get a little tired towards the end.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AdrianaV2804, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Dear Stephen Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Skogar Museum

Reviewed October 1, 2018

So much to see here, most of it collected by one man over many years. He is 92 or so now. Guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. After visiting you will notice abandoned houses built this way all over the place. Café serves lamb soup....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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velea a, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We really appreciate it. And yes, you are right, most of the artefacts were collected over the years by Þórður Tómasson who is actually 97 years old. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards,...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a surprise for me. Here I see how the early Icelanders using very crude tools to cultivate this barren land. Not much wood, nor iron, to dig through the lava rocks, and to survive the severe weather here. It is beyond imagination. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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velea a, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear Henry, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you liked your museum visit. And yes, the bone outside is a whale jaw bone :) Best regards, Skogar Museum

Reviewed September 29, 2018

Its nice to venture into the history of Iceland. Stroll around by reading the history content. The houses are interesting and has a lot of photo opportunities. Church in particular is quite interesting. Having said that this can be given a miss if you running...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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velea a, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear Sonielsony, Thank you for your feedback. It means a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great day, Skogar Museum

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The old buildings are good and it is comparative good value for Iceland 🇮🇸 but they could do more and give more access. No coffee shop

Date of experience: September 2018
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velea a, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear David, Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, if you arrived after 16:00 , the cafeteria was closed. We have it open from 11:00 to 16:00 , May to end of September. We hope to see you again Best regards, Skogar Museum

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Entry is 1900 ISK per adult, and you can pay by card anywhere in Iceland. ;) People don't tend to carry cash.
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