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Skogasafn 1 (Museum Way), Skogar 861, Iceland
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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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Skogasafn 1 (Museum Way), Skogar 861, Iceland
+354 487 8845
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A complete tour of Island history. Perfect for kids (from 6-7). You can visit old houses that shows the way islanders were living.

Thank grille12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been in Scandinavia for a while, and Iceland for the better part of a week when we found this great local museum. This was the museum which made all of the more 'curated' museums we saw in Reykjavik make sense We'd seen the histories...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A 10 minute diversion from the ring road with a small part of the road being gravel, this place is worth the detour and beautiful to see. It is free to park and look around, the 1200isk pp for the short house tour is worth...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inside main museum is ok, but we really enjoyed the open air museum and the folk museum more. It's 2000 ISK ($20) a person, which isn't too bad. Takes about 90 minutes to do the whole thing if you're reading. Not everything is labeled...More

Thank agreer98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum consists of three parts.First, there are several historic buildings. Second, there is a building with a wide range of mainly 19th century items, and third there is a transportation building. The historic buildings of the first part included an old houses, a school,...More

Thank thevinnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour operation in Reykjavik constantly booking to Skogasafn museum. We do it of many reasons. In one place - Skogasafn, people can learn a lot about Icelandic history and how very hard was to survive in this isolated island far away in north Atlantic....More

Thank AndresZIvanovic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the settlement museum yesterday, it was an expected tour around, as it had the history of the early settlers. Not really a museums person, but still interesting.

Thank NikolajOlesen
Andri G, Public Relations Manager at Skogasafn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nikolaj I appreciate your review but I believe you are writing about the Settlement Museum in Reykjavík as this here is the Trip Advisor page for the Skógar Folk Museum, a Museum that concentrates on the cultural heritage of the people from South Iceland.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is one of the most interesting museums in Iceland. The museum is divided into 3 sections, 2 of which are located indoors in seperate buildings and the 3rd section consists of house from the 19th century which have been relocated and rebuilt at the...More

1  Thank stonellas
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I first visited this museum when I came to Iceland for the first time as a tourist in 2010. This was just after the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and parts of it were not open to the public because of the huge potential for ash damage. I...More

1  Thank kay186370
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was an interesting place and the ancient small stone houses in the hill side interesting although there was little description.

Thank Oldjack
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16 May 2015|
Response from jonabj | Reviewed this property |
Entry is 1900 ISK per adult, and you can pay by card anywhere in Iceland. ;) People don't tend to carry cash.