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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
+354 487 8845
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

During my 35 years in the academic world (and more than that travelling), I have never ever heard such a interesting and knowledgeable, charming and kind, guide like Tinna Kvaran.

5  Thank ProfDrorSagi
Skogar-Museum-Guide, Museum Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback :) Tinna Kvaran

Reviewed May 14, 2016

I was hoping for something more than I got I suppose. Its 2000ISK entry to see the folk and communications museums and surrounding buikdings. I found the folk museum a little disappointing. Some exhibits have english translations and others not. Id like have to have...More

1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is a terrific musuem made even more accessible because of the wonderful guide we had! She took us through how hard life was for Icelanders through the centuries - no wood aside from drift wood, few cattle (sheep rather than cows) and how everything...More

Thank M O
Skogar-Museum-Guide, Museum Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Thank you for your kind feedback. Tinna, Museum Guide

Reviewed April 22, 2016

Skogasafn was one of the stops on our Northern Lights Exploration Tour. If you want to know more about Icelandic life this is the place to visit. There are about 15,000 items in the museum and they were collected by a man who started his...More

Thank MrMrsHill
Brooks W, Museum Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2016

Thank you very much for your review.

Reviewed April 20, 2016

Loved it. Staff was very friendly, informative and funny. The inside and outside of this museum are both interesting to visit.

1  Thank Orsolya_91
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was a stop on a 10 hour South Coast Tour. Frankly I wasn't expecting much as it is a relatively small museum, but I was wrong ! This Museum has a wonderful collection dedicated to many aspects of Icelandic history and folk life. I...More

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed April 12, 2016

I went to this place as part of a bus tour and only had 45 minutes there. OMG I could have spent hours. It evidently started by a man that took things folks were going to throw away and that was the beginning of a...More

Thank newflyer
Brooks W, Researcher & Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Dear Newflyer — thank you for your enthusiastic review — please come again!

Reviewed April 12, 2016

This museum is a combination of a Historical Museum of artifacts of the History of Life in Iceland but also a History of Transportation advancement in Iceland. Also they have the recreation of the Sod houses and life in such houses that were built and...More

Thank Keith Y
Brooks W, Researcher & Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Hi Keith — thank you for your positive review!

Reviewed March 26, 2016

A trip back in time! A turf home, other old buildings that have been preserved, and a little house and church for the elves! There is also an indoor museum with artifacts and old vehicles. A sweet Icelandic sheepdog greets visitors.

Thank MJ_JR00
Brooks W, Researcher & Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Thank you very much—and greetings from Askur, the Icelandic shepherd's dog!

Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a great museum to visit. The sod farms are very cool. Watch your head when you enter. You get to see how people lived over the years and how difficult life was back years ago.

Thank Amy B
Brooks W, Researcher & Guide at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2016

Thank you for your review and heads up!

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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.