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Skogasafn 1 (Museum Way), Skogar 861, Iceland
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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 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.
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Skogasafn 1 (Museum Way), Skogar 861, Iceland
+354 487 8845
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't stop here for more than ten minutes to take photos and look around. It is charming to see the tuft houses. They are well maintained and one could easily imagine how life must have been once upon a time.

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A day trip from Reykjavik to hike on a Glacier and see a couple of beautiful waterfalls also took us on a visit to the "Skogasafn Museum" ...a museum with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The outdoor area displays a number of "Turf Houses" but...More

Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so sad that there is so little hype about this museum! Iceland has a shortage of really fabulous museums, so this should be #1 of all museums! It is really great!!! We got there late, so had to rush through, but came back...More

Thank Kit R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is actually three museum in .one. there is the transport museum which is loaded with artifacts from early Iceland to present. Then there is the collection of historic rural building outside that you can explore. They are really fascinating and well maintained and furnished....More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great stop on our vacation in Iceland. There were a lot of exhibits and the staff was excellent. They had a real passion for the history of the island. Tons of interesting artifacts and relics. The turf houses, school and church were...More

Thank Aurora B
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

While the highlight for us was the open air museum featuring various reconstructed local houses, a school and a Church the other museums were also interesting. The collection of local people's memorabilia was extensive and brought home the activities in the area, particularly fishing. The...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed August 22, 2017

This place is worth a quick stop and the small admission fee to walk inside several turf houses. Some are staged to show how they would've looked when people lived in them. You'll see others on your drive on the southern coast, and now you'll...More

Thank MNmom535
Reviewed August 21, 2017

As people drive on the Ring Road in the south on their way back to Reykjavik, many take the detour into Skogar to see the majestic waterfall, Skógafoss, but comparatively fewer continue on to this combination folk and transportation museum. Founded by Þórður Tómasson, who...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

A complete tour of Island history. Perfect for kids (from 6-7). You can visit old houses that shows the way islanders were living.

Thank grille12
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We'd been in Scandinavia for a while, and Iceland for the better part of a week when we found this great local museum. This was the museum which made all of the more 'curated' museums we saw in Reykjavik make sense We'd seen the histories...More

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May 15, 2015|
Response from jonabj | 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.