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A must for those interested in Icelandic history

Small museum with knowledgeable staff. Museum centers around Jon Sigurdsson, a sort of Icelandic... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Jon S
Icelandic Independence

We spent about 1.5 hours between visiting the museum, traditional Icelandic house and church. It... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Hrafnseyri, Iceland
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Small museum with knowledgeable staff. Museum centers around Jon Sigurdsson, a sort of Icelandic George Washington. Loaded with interesting history about Iceland's history and role in the world.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We spent about 1.5 hours between visiting the museum, traditional Icelandic house and church. It was a rainy cold day and this was a nice break from that. They serve coffee and dessert in the little house - I'm 6'4 and had to duck otherwise...More

Thank ThomasD2411
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It's just like any other houses with turf. The information counter closes in winter so you can only take photos of the outside and the church next door There are two entrances and you can park at the houses or the church. It overlooks a...More

Thank R7977GDmelissag
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a very historic place and the presentation outlining the early Icelandic history and birth of independence was excellent. Apart from the main building there are recreated turf covered homes which have been turned into a cafe. The old church dating back to 1886,...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect stop on a rainy day. We went there on our way to see the Dynjandi waterfall. The museum is small and the story of Jón Sigurdsson the so called founder of Iceland independence is quite interesting. There is a small coffeehouse in the black...More

Thank JacNor28
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

The birthplace of independence in Iceland nicely docent He explains the history back to 800 AD in English and Icelandic now I understand how Iceland went from Norwegian to Danish rule and then to self rule. How the people of the West Fjords survived, etc....More

Thank Spence333
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A well-preserved historic insight into the dwelling of Icelandic people. This was one of the delightful sights on our tour, and not too crowded. The nearby shop offered restrooms, coffee and some interesting souvenirs!

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you want to understand Iceland as a nation, you need to visit this museum. First of all - the journey to it is an adventure with amazing sights every step of the way. Then there's the Sigurdsson story told in interesting and captivating ways....More

Thank Buchans79
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was listed as an 'optional' stop by our agent but I think should be a 'must see' location. Learnt more here about Iceland's modern history than anywhere else. And after all the place is not just waterfalls and old volcanoes! Entry price very reasonable...More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stopped here on our way back from the Waterfall on our tour with Iceland Backcountry Tours. We toured the little sod house complex and they have coffee and excellent sweets available for purchase. The weather allowed us to enjoy sitting outside while our guide...More

1  Thank Cynthia A
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