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Skogar Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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“icelandic life”(17 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Skogasafn 1, Skogar 861, Iceland
+354 487 8845
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All reviewsturf housesicelandic lifecultural heritageon displayearlier timesiceland historyinteresting artifactsfarm housefolk artseveral buildingsgreat place to learnskogafoss waterfallsouth shore tournice gift shopcouple of hoursworth a stopsmall cafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most fascinating aspects of this museum is knowing that it was started by a 14 year old boy who’s now 96... The amount of culture and history captured by this museum was truly impressive. Very nice visitor center, restaurant and gift shop.

Thank 69dude
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place during our 10 days Iceland Tour. A well scholarly guide explained the early settlement of people in Iceland from 10the century and the maritime culture of the island. It has one old ship. The interesting aspects were the houses of Icelanders...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots ot see, you can get a tour with highlights. Good stories of early fishing days and how people lived - then see the open air museum of real houses. A unique museum started by a 16 year old local :)

Thank eyhus5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite museum while on family holiday in Iceland. We spent most of our time there in the open air portion of the museum where you can walk through traditional turf homes, a school house, church and farm house. We quickly walked through...More

Thank britnyla
Adriana V, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed the museum. Hope to see you again soon. Have a great day Skogar Museum!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum does a nice job of showing fascinating aspects of living in Iceland over the past two centuries. I found it interesting and recommend it. The technical And Transportation side of the museum was much better than I had expected. The open museum of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous. You won't understand/see the real Icelandic life (harshness and glory) anywhere else as well as you will here in a few hours. Exceptionally well preserved and displayed items and aspects of life in Iceland are inside and on the adjacent village grounds. Yes, the...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum has a lot to offer; both about how life was in Iceland, some old houses reflecting that life; and a technology museum. I do not know if I would go out of my way to see it; but if I was passing by;...More

Thank Jose H
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We read about this museum from a blog and found it well worth the time. The museum is like a time capsule of Iceland, complete with everything you can imagine used during the 1800's and older. The recreated (some original) homes were amazing to walk...More

Thank Lois B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I was amazed to find out that the items in this museum were collected over time, as there was so much to look at and explore, you could be there for hours just to see everything! The staff were very friendly and accommodating, covering the...More

Thank jnbaril
Adriana V, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review ! We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again! Best regards Skogar Museum

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This museum has three departments. There is the outdoor part where you can see old Icelandic houses fully decorated from the outside and inside. A school, a church, a farmhouse and the sheriffs house. Then in the entrance building itself you have the folk museum...More

1  Thank rometrips
Adriana V, Guest Relations Manager at Skogar Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thank you for your review . We are working on English translations for most of the artefacts we have on display :) Best regards from Skógar !

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May 15, 2015|
Response from Jóna J | Reviewed this property |
Entry is 1900 ISK per adult, and you can pay by card anywhere in Iceland. ;) People don't tend to carry cash.