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The French Museum

Hafnargata 12, Faskrudsfjordur 750, Iceland
+354 475 1170
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I had no idea about the strong relationship between Iceland and France around the fishing industry... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
laikador
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Holland, Pennsylvania
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OCEAN OF MEMORIES IN FÁSKRÚÐSFJÖRÐUR

In the museum, the interesting history and legacy of the French sailors in Iceland is shown by... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
information700
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Egilsstadir, Iceland
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hafnargata 12, Faskrudsfjordur 750, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I cannot speak too highly of my experience at this museum about the French fisherman's time in this part of Iceland. I was there 4 years ago with my partner and found it fascinating - especially finding out about the terrible and dangerous working conditions...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Ther French museum is really an amazing exibition. Starting in the old newly renovated doctors house it seems like your avarage museum but once your in the basement and under the street you are under deck on a french sail boat and you really feel...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Ther French museum is really an amazing exibition. Starting in the old newly renovated doctors house it seems like your avarage museum but once your in the basement and under the street you are under deck on a french sail boat and you really feel...More

Thank Sigurður J
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The town is extremely small, and there's not really anything to do there except visit the museum and learn about the history of the French fishermen who came in the 19th century to take Icelandic fish. The museum is really small. In the top you...More

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This depicts the story of a french hospital which was built to serve the french fishermen in Icelandic waters and the live aboard a french fishing vessel

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Unmissable museum for those who want to learn more about the French sailors at the end of the 19th century. Touch screens shorten historic facts. They also sell a little book in French or English full of beautiful pictures at that time.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We stopped in this quaint little village while in Iceland, visited the French Hospital museum it was good. Great coffee and cake at the museum café. The view outside as it is almost everywhere in Iceland was breathtaking.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a museum which deals with an unknown part of the Icelandic history - the fishermen who came from France in the 18-19 centuries. The museum is cute and it has a nice multimedia table which tells the stories of these fishermen in English,...More

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