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6 Museums to Visit in Iceland

23/3/2017 Blog

The Icelandic Phallological Museum – Reykjavík

phallological museum iceland

Possibly the only penis museum in the world. People's reaction to the mueum pieces are different, but many will walk between the differently sized penises in an awed silence - whether it is because of embarrassment or curiosity, only they know.

 

Skógar Folk Museum – Skógar

The museum is only a stone's throw away from Skógarfoss waterfall – one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland. It is a cultural heritage collection of about 15000 local folk craft artefacts exhibited in three museums and six historic buildings. You visit the museum on our South Shore Adventure tour.

 

Petra‘s Stone & Mineral Collection – Stöðvarfjörður

Petra's Stone Museum
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What began as a hobby of Petra's of collecting stones, turned into a museum of the crystals, stones and minerals that can be found in the area. She sadly passed away a few years ago, but the museum is still there. It is quite the sight to behold.

 

The Húsavík Whale Museum – Húsavík

The museum was founded in 1997, and its foremost aim is to provide detailed and interesting information about whales and their habitat. After having started as a small exhibition in 1997, it soon had to be moved to a bigger location and is now situated in an old slaughterhouse in the centre of Húsavík. The house is 1600m2, and in the museum, you can see whale skeletons and read fascinating facts about them.

 

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft – Hólmavík

Tilberi Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft
Tilberi , photo by Sigurður Atlason.

At the museum, you will learn everything you need to know about the witch-hunt in Iceland and Icelandic witchcraft. It explains the folklore connected to the magic and visitors can find out how to make themselves invisible, get extra money or find out who stole from you and if you are so inclined, you can learn to speak to ghosts. At the museum is the restaurant Galdur (Magic) and it is possible to take part in a ceremony to scare away ghosts and ghouls unless of course, you want to talk to them!

 

Bjarnarhöfn – Stykkishólmur

The Shark Museum at Bjarnarhöfn is a sight to see. You will be able to see how Icelander‘s work the toxic Greenland Shark to make it edible (although, people do not agree on how edible it is). The museum itself tells the history of shark hunting in Iceland – and you will be able to taste it!


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