Skogar Museum

Skogar Museum: Hours, Address, Skogar Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Skogar Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 year, and we look forward to your visit! Hours: June, July, August 9:00-18:00, September through May 10:00-17:00. The Folk Museum includes agricultural and fishery tools, boats and maritime gear, textiles and costumes, musical instruments, rare books and manuscripts, natural history, and fascinating Icelandic curiousities. The Open Air Museum includes a traditional turf farmstead, a 19th century gabled farm home, a home crafted from ship wrecked driftwood, a multi denominational church assembled from 16 regional churches, and of course a miniature turf home for elves. The Transport and Communications Museums document technologies transforming rural south coast farmsteads into a network of modern communities, with an exemplary collection of automobiles, trucks, highway machinery, telecommunication, radio, and rescue team equipment used over the last century.
Suggested duration
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Bálint N
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One of my best museum experience ever
Jul 2021 • Couples
Well organised museum with lots of interesting things to check and see. There are 3 levels in the main building, don't be afraid to go forth, up and down on the stairs.
I especially loved the open are where turf houses as well as later era Icelandic houses are visible, furnitured and open for you to go inside.
A big thank you for the very friendly staff as well.
It is a shame we did not had more time to spend there.
Written September 12, 2021
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Jenny
2 contributions
Check out the technical museum!
Sep 2021 • Couples
The museum is broken up into three parts: the folk museum, the open-air museum, and the technical museum. Each part was interesting and engaging. If I were to recommend one section, the technical museum is a must-see! It is filled with old cars, radios, phones, construction vehicles, horse-riding supplies, and more! Definitely a state-of-the-art exhibit.
Written September 2, 2021
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Carrie0693
Madison, AL1,582 contributions
Take Your Time
Aug 2021
There is so much to see. Try to take your time because it can get overwhelming. I liked the outdoor buildings more. And the building at the end of the parking lot had real cool old vehicles and a snack deli type area. The place literally never ends.
Written August 30, 2021
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fussgussysmom
Albuquerque, NM442 contributions
Very BIG and well-done museum with restaurant attached
Jul 2021
The Skogar Museum complex is very large and consists of a Folk Museum, Transportation Museum (vehicles), an Open Air Museum (with many old buildings), a nice restaurant, and sells souvenirs. We spent a few hours perusing all of the complex and could easily have spent a few more hours. This was the largest museum of all the ones we visited throughout our 30-day Iceland trip. If you have limited time, this one museum is the one to go to since it really does a great job at you giving you an overview of Iceland throughout the ages. I also liked the fact that the Skogar waterfall is easily accessible--although there is a stairway right next to the waterfall in case you want to see it from the top. Warning! We thought a closed building nearer to the waterfall was the museum and thought the museum was closed. Actually, the big museum is further right of the waterfall. Look for it!
Written July 27, 2021
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Pepper
Seattle, WA1,715 contributions
A wonderful recreation and restoration of human habitation here
Jun 2021
Very well done museum- we didnt have time to to it justice. But most fascinating are the different period houses- several of whom were taken here from other parts of the country. The sod houses show you how tough these early settlers would have to be- boulders kept in by wood oacked over with sod. Small and stunted almost hobbit houses needed to keep humans close together for the necessary warmth to live through winters . Interesting stuff inside the main museum too but the houses were a highlight,, /there is also a new transportation wing but we didn't get there.
Written July 9, 2021
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TravelsF0rBusiness
NY9 contributions
Great little museum
May 2021
This place is great! They have a number of turf and other old homes which were moved to the site and reconstructed. Transport museum is very cool. I wasn’t going to go in to that part, but I’m glad I did. Lots of neat exhibits with old vehicles, planes and info on ICE-SAR along with old saddles and such. The folk museum was neat, but I wish the items exhibited were presented with more information. I was particularly interested in the craft items. They had one loom and a wide array of spinning wheels, but essentially no information was presented about the items. This museum is very close to a Skógafoss waterfall and worth a visit if you have some time.
Written May 30, 2021
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linwood14
Eliot, ME129 contributions
Amazing Museum about The life of early European settlers
May 2021 • Couples
We spent several hours at this wonderfully complete museum. After seeing how demanding Iceland could be for early settlers, we wondered how did they do it? This museum is a national treasure, it’s collections are so relevant and complete. So glad we got to see it!
Written May 19, 2021
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Annelies B
Antwerp Province, Belgium208 contributions
One can easily spend 2 hours looking into all the details
Jul 2020
I learned a lot at the Skogar museum. It is a very informative and detailed museum about the daily live in the early days, about transportation and communication. It is an extensive museum, both inside and outside. Certainly worth a visit.
Written September 27, 2020
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Jamie80
Ballwin, MO88 contributions
Lots of History Here!
Nov 2019 • Friends
The museum and turf houses were wonderful. Lots of interesting Icelandic history. The staff are very knowledgeable.
Written September 12, 2020
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Mikey
Prague, Czech Republic8 contributions
what a find
Aug 2020
what a surprise to find such a great museum along our trip. 3 museums in 1; outdoor (old dwellings; how the Icelanders used to live) very detailed interiors... Technological museum, and 3 level historical museum. A lot to see. We spent about 3 hours there.
Written September 4, 2020
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