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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 yesterday

I first visited this museum when I came to Iceland for the first time as a tourist in 2010. This was just after the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and parts of it were not open to the public because of the huge potential for ash damage. I...More

Thank kay186370
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting place and the ancient small stone houses in the hill side interesting although there was little description.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Viking's way of life. Its a private collection that became museum exhibition. Many things to see, and very interesting guided tour. Outside there are reconstructed houses, that allows us to understand the way they used to live.

Thank mimiMexico_df
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Love this place and really interesting and not lots of people (maybe as cold and snowing) good for me though

Reviewed March 17, 2017

This musseum can be easily added to a traveler's itinerary if the itinerary includes a visit to Skogar waterfall as it is pracatically next door. The collection has been lovingly collected by one person. It is displayed very nicely. The contents really share what life...More

3  Thank mnhicks55
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We went here as a part of a day tour. Wr. only had 45 minutes to spend here, but I think we could have spend 3 hours or so. You can see the love with which the collection was assembled.

1  Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Cute museum, lots of info on life of fisherman, worth a a visit, the huts are cute. right beside the Skogar Falls

1  Thank Aditi C
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We stopped initially at Skogasafn so my husband could hike to Kvernufoss waterfall. That gave me the opportunity to see the wonderful exhibit and museum they had at Skogasafn. Beautifully kept turf houses from as far back as 1838 showed how the Icelanders survived at...More

3  Thank Evilqn59
Reviewed February 17, 2017

An initial informative introduction talk was given before we explored both inside & outside the museum, we loved the authentic Viking homes and the scenery was superb

1  Thank Chezza57
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Helpful staff, interesting exhibits, lovely souvenir shop. Enjoyed looking at the old houses. The church is beautiful. Enjoyable visit.

Thank wacyjo
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How much does it cost and can we pay by card? (last day and we need to know if we need to get more money out)
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.