We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skogar Museum

Skogasafn 1, Skogar 861, Iceland
+354 487 8845
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
$207.78*
and up
South Coast Iceland: Spectacular Private Tour from Reykjavik
More Info
$98.00*
and up
South Shore Adventure from Reykjavik
More Info
$579.30*
and up
South Coast Private Tour from Reykjavik with 1 hour of Snowmobiling on a Glacier
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“folk museum” (33 reviews)
“turf houses” (45 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Skogasafn 1, Skogar 861, Iceland
CONTACT
Website
+354 487 8845
Write a ReviewReviews (424)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"folk museum"
in 33 reviews
"turf houses"
in 45 reviews
"transportation museum"
in 24 reviews
"skogar museum"
in 17 reviews
"icelandic life"
in 15 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"cultural heritage"
in 7 reviews
"open air museum"
in 8 reviews
"indoor museum"
in 7 reviews
"visited this museum"
in 7 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 9 reviews
"main museum"
in 5 reviews
"south shore adventure"
in 9 reviews
"iceland history"
in 5 reviews
"farm house"
in 4 reviews
"earlier times"
in 4 reviews
"several buildings"
in 4 reviews
Filter

41 - 50 of 302 reviews

Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. There are three sections: the transportation and communication museum; the indoor folk museum; and the recreation of original houses. We went for the third part -- the recreation of original houses -- but also enjoyed very much the transportation and communication section. A...More

Thank amm60745
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We enjoyed our stop at the museum - it's quite a collection and I'd say there's something for everyone. Hubby has worked in the telecom industry for his entire career so he was interested in that section. They have a cafe for lunch and their...More

Thank travelfun001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 26, 2017

An excellent museum featuring several turf houses, a church and a school as well as conventional exhibits. Worth at least 90 minutes.

Thank Spadina2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This is one of the most interesting museums in Iceland. The museum is divided into 3 sections, 2 of which are located indoors in seperate buildings and the 3rd section consists of house from the 19th century which have been relocated and rebuilt at the...More

1  Thank stonellas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 25, 2017

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

1  Thank kay186370
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

There are two buildings, one with transportation and one with folk artifacts. It is a quiet walk through the history of the way people have lived in Iceland. We really enjoyed it. The second building has displays on three floors and an outside village of...More

Thank deborah r
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 8, 2017

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

Thank Oldjack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I went to the Skogar Folk Museum with a group of college students. Our guide in the Maritime section was excellent and they loved it. The design of the museum is partially inside and partially outside. They have a collection of peat/turf houses there, many...More

Thank Wendy T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 27, 2017 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 19, 2017

A visit to this museum was part of our South Shore Tour.I found the interiors grass roof dwellings quite interesting since you can see how the people of the era lived. It was an interesting stop to check out the buildings and homes that were...More

Thank betty l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Skogar Hotels
Hotel Edda Skogar
149 reviews
.19 miles away
Hotel Skogar
233 reviews
.41 miles away
UMI Hotel
51 reviews
4.60 miles away
Country Hotel Anna
301 reviews
9.80 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Sveitagrill Miu -Mia's Country Grill
328 reviews
.36 miles away
Hotel Skogafoss Bistro Bar
228 reviews
.57 miles away
Restaurant Hotel Skogar
110 reviews
.41 miles away
Drangshlid
54 reviews
1.78 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Skogafoss
2,808 reviews
.70 miles away
Solheimajokull Glacier
440 reviews
4.26 miles away
Seljavallalaug
289 reviews
4.49 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
dilbar
May 15, 2015|
Answer
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.
1
Vote