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Skogasafn 1, 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, Skogar 861, Iceland
Skogasafn 1, Skogar 861, Iceland
+354 487 8845
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting museum which was a perfectly timed visit for a rainy day. We spent 4 hours ambling through this well presented museum. While I would have liked more English display descriptions, we still enjoyed the fantastic collection of objects from Icelandic history. Some really cool...More

Thank June C
Martína P, Guest Relations Manager at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear June, thank you for your five-star-review! It was a pleasure to have the three of you in our museum. Have a save trip back home to Australia. Kind regards, Martina

Reviewed December 6, 2017

This one of the many excellent museums showing the history of Iceland. The elderly gentlemen that started this museum had an amazing foresight into preserving rare and delicate remnants of the Iceland fishing and home steading of iceland.

Thank Ron R
Skogar-Museum-Guide, Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ron R, we agree with you, what a foresight he had! Thank you for your nice review and a Happy New Year to you. Martína

Reviewed November 12, 2017

Started as one man's collection of things from the area as the country started to modernize - it's a really impressive collection of old things at this point, included about 6 small buildings.

Thank Lindsay56789
Skogar-Museum-Guide, Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lindsay56789, thank you so much for your 5- star review, we are thrilled! Have a wonderful 2018. Kind regards, Martina

Reviewed October 26, 2017

A great place to learn about fishing, transportation, and home life in Iceland in this small complex of museums. Includes examples of sod houses (furnished) that were the primary building-type until the 20th century. There is a small cafe in the transportation building that has...More

Thank metaligenics
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We visited this museum as part of an organised tour and it offered a very interesting history of farm life and fishing activities of a bygone era, in the area. The museum also includes inside, a folk museum - learn about the 13 Yule Lads...More

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed October 8, 2017 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 October 6, 2017

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 September 24, 2017 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

1  Thank Kit R
Reviewed September 19, 2017

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 September 16, 2017

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
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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.