Situated near to the impressive Skógafoss, the Skogar Folk Museum rests in the same beautiful natural surroundings.   Built more than half a century ago, in 1949, with the mission to preserve the cultural heritage of the south coast of Iceland, the museum features tools and equipments used at land and sea, old books and manuscript, and even has a small section on preserved native animals!

If you want to learn about Icelandic history and society, and how the Icelandic people used to dress, live and work, then the Skogar Folk Musuem is the definitely best place to learn it all.

Visiting a museum was hardly our idea of exploring Iceland, but since it was included in our vacation package, we might as well make the best use of our time there!

The highlight and prized possession of the Skogar Musuem must be this massive fishing vessel which takes central stage in the musuem.

The collections in the museum are presented in different sections, such as fisheries, agriculture, handicrafts and archived documents.

This small little section of preserved Icelandic animals completes the entire collection of the musuem. It is certainly not as extensive as the Natural History Musuem in London nor the one at Skagway, Alaska but it is definitely worth a look.

Once you’ve finished with the indoors museum where most of the artefacts were kept, venture outdoors to the turf farm where there is a cowshed, storehouse, living/sleeping accommodations from the late 1800s! Or simply relax in the vast valley and natural environment of the surroundings.

Skógasafn (Skógar Museum)
861 Hvolsvöllur
Tel: (354) 487 8845.
e-mail: [email protected]

Admission Fees
Adults: 1500.- ISK
Students/ senior: 1000.- ISK
Children 12 – 15 years: 500.- ISK
Free admission for children under 12 (if accompanied by adult).

Opening Hours
May and September: 10:00- 17:00
June, July, August: 09:00-18:00
October to April: 11:00 -16:00

Join us in more excitement as we leave the Skogar Musuem to explore the black beach of Vik.

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