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Address: Skogasafn 1 (Museum Way), Skogar 861, Iceland
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+354 487 8845
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Skogar Museum, in Skogar, Southern Iceland, is a cultural heritage...

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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In my top 10 for the week

Love this place and really interesting and not lots of people (maybe as cold and snowing) good for me though

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place and really interesting and not lots of people (maybe as cold and snowing) good for me though

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This musseum can be easily added to a traveler's itinerary if the itinerary includes a visit to Skogar waterfall as it is pracatically next door. The collection has been lovingly collected by one person. It is displayed very nicely. The contents really share what life was really like in Iceland before W W II and before a lot of the... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We went here as a part of a day tour. Wr. only had 45 minutes to spend here, but I think we could have spend 3 hours or so. You can see the love with which the collection was assembled.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Cute museum, lots of info on life of fisherman, worth a a visit, the huts are cute. right beside the Skogar Falls

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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped initially at Skogasafn so my husband could hike to Kvernufoss waterfall. That gave me the opportunity to see the wonderful exhibit and museum they had at Skogasafn. Beautifully kept turf houses from as far back as 1838 showed how the Icelanders survived at that time. The insides were surprisingly nice and cozy and functional. You won't be disappointed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

An initial informative introduction talk was given before we explored both inside & outside the museum, we loved the authentic Viking homes and the scenery was superb

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Helpful staff, interesting exhibits, lovely souvenir shop. Enjoyed looking at the old houses. The church is beautiful. Enjoyable visit.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Interesting place to go, a short walk from Skogafoss. Stop for two attractions in one! Good photos opportunities, and some historical artefacts and info.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This "museum" is a testament to the ability of one man to collect as much random stuff as possible, organize it a little bit, and call it a museum. The main reason I was glad for the stop was that it was raining hard all day I was there and we had been outside for most of it, so this... More 

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Skogar-Museum-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Skogasafn, responded to this review

I am deeply sorry that the Museum was not to your liking, however reading your review I hardly believe that you even visited the open air museum with 19th century Icelandic turf homesteads or even the Folk Museum with artefacts dating back to Viking age Iceland. I totally understand that if Museums are not your thing but to write a... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as part of our Gray Line tour. This collection belongs to one person who just has a love of collecting items used in this area of Iceland. There is so much inside to look at, everything from tools to period dress costumes to handmade silverware to a fishing boat. I enjoyed our talk by the museum employee... More 

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