Museums & Art Galleries in
List of museums,
and cultural co-operation in Iceland. If you want to look at or buy
Icelandic Art this is your place to start. Among museums you can find
the National Museum of Iceland, The Salt fish Saga Museum in Grindavik,
the Saga Museum in Perlan Reykjavik, Primrun the Viking Art Centre and many more.
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Do you collect antique maps? Here you find old Icelandic maps that are
uniqe. Add these Icelandic maps to your collection and buy antique maps
of Iceland on-line.
There were many highly talented gold and silver smiths among the Nordic
settlers who came to Iceland some 1100 years ago. On-line store with jewlery
from the Viking age.
Bustarfell Folk Museum
(museum in Vopnafjordur - east Iceland)
The Bustarfell’s museum house preserves much history about Iceland and its people.
A visit to the Museum at Bustarfell is a journey through the history of farming
and changes in lifestyle from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century.
Icelandic Emigration Centre
The Icelandic Emigration Centre at Hofsos opened in 1996 and
the scale of its operations has expanded every year since. All sorts of services are offered on site,
including a conference room, library and shop. The souvenir shop is situated in the same place as
the old co-operative used to be – a fitting continuation of the building’s trading tradition.
Over a thousand years ago,
Viking adventurers discovered a large untouched island in the
north Atlantic and claimed the land for their own. A rapid
period of settlement ensued and thus the Icelandic nation was
Gljufrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldor Laxness
(winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It has
now been opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there.
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