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Loved this museum. Very interesting exhibits on the first floor but the next level down takes it up... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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Flemish 'Ijslandvaarders'

Nice digital exhibition about the horrible working conditions of these opportunistic fishermen many... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Egilsstadir, Iceland
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Hafnargata 12, Faskrudsfjordur 750, Iceland
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This small museum tells the story of French fishermen in Iceland and I found it really interesting. Faskrudsfjordur was a focus of settlement for the French fisherman and some of the streets here have French names, as well as Icelandic. The museum has interesting photos...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this museum. Very interesting exhibits on the first floor but the next level down takes it up a notch. The museum’s first level is about the French coming to Iceland, this port specifically, and a hospital room complete with nurse and patient. The lower...More

Thank EDian831
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum about the French history of the town. The digital section takes awhile to go through and I found it a bit painful to stand bent over a table for so long. After that there is virtually no explanations on the exhibits, so...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Nice digital exhibition about the horrible working conditions of these opportunistic fishermen many of whom were boys. The parallel story of the Belgian (Flemish) Ijslandvaarders deserves more attention.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Fosshotel and the reception is in the museum. Small town that tells the story of the French fishermen who were here from 1880-1936. Town still has a relationship with France. Charming town.

Thank Gottago1950
Reviewed 26 August 2018

My wife and I were in eastern Iceland on holiday and my wife really wanted to visit the French Museum in Fáskrúdsfjörður. I enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about the connection between the French fisherman and eastern Iceland. The museum was smallish, but...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Fascinating history into that period of French Fishermen suffering hardship during their 7 month voyages to catch cod for the home market and how the locals interacted with them. Worth a visit if in this quiet town

Thank yaxley90
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Most of Iceland is expensive but this museum is definitely over priced for what his offered. I'd skip it.

Thank curtiszoo
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The French Museum is an interesting display of the history of French fishermen in east Iceland. It is located at the Foss Hotel East Fjords.

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I had no idea about the strong relationship between Iceland and France around the fishing industry and found this little museum, which recreates life on a fishing vessel quite interesting.

Thank laikador
Reviewed 20 March 2018

In the museum, the interesting history and legacy of the French sailors in Iceland is shown by means of the latest multimedia technology. The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 (from 15th of May to end of September, or by agreement).

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