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Norska Husio (The Norwegian House)

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Address: Hafnargata 5, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 433 8114
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Tue - Thu 14:00 - 17:00

The Norwegian House - The regional museum of Snæfellsnes

The Norwegian...

The Norwegian House - The regional museum of Snæfellsnes

The Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized stores in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Arni O. Thorlacius (1802–1891) and Anna M. Steenback (1807–1894) and has been renovated partially back to its original style. The Norwegian house serves as the regional museum for the Snæfellsnes area with an open storage on the top floor and 
rotating exhibitions on the lower level as well as a museum shop with handicraft, sweets and products from the area.

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We visited Norska Husið in Stykkishólmur with our four children ages 10 - 18. It was built in 1832 from pre sawn Norwegian timber. At 500 sq. m. it was a large house for the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

According to advertised hours, it was supposed to be open on a Wednesday afternoon. But peering inside through the windows, one room was completely empty and the gift shop room, while stocked with some merchandise, also looked to be in a state of reorganization.

Thank ElizabethGOutdoors
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Norska Husið in Stykkishólmur with our four children ages 10 - 18. It was built in 1832 from pre sawn Norwegian timber. At 500 sq. m. it was a large house for the time, the first 2 story residence in Iceland, and the largest building in Iceland for many decades. There is a gift shop on the first... More 

Thank Skidad2013
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Droppedin while exploring Stykkisholmur. It's a really interesting place done in a simple weel orgainsed way. There's a 3 for 2 offer on entry to this, the volcano museum and the story of water.

Thank Alan M
Honiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We enjoyed this small museum house which was built and furnished by a wealthy merchant. the rooms were well organized and we were each given a booklet in English telling us about each room as we progressed around the house. The curator was very helpful and answered our questions on other details of Icelandic life. There is some parking nearby,... More 

Thank dragonara2
St. John, Virgin Islands
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Recommended in Foders & by our hotel. Right on the harbor. Cozy & small with candlelight & nice seaside tunes. Charming little restaurant, food good not great.

Thank sstj
Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Really enjoyed my visit here. I was given an information booklet that had a lot of information about the different house. You get to walk through the house and see all the different rooms. Interesting look into the past.

Thank Jennifer R
Marseille, France
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Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

This is an upper class home from the 19th century in Stykkisholmur. This town was a critical trading link between Iceland and Europe due to the port or natural harbor. Stick built home where all timber imported. The house now museum is open and available for minute inspection of fabulous gadgets of yesteryear. Typewriter rotary phone tools handmade cooking implements... More 

Thank Kathleen S
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 18 October 2014

This museum gives a very interesting take on the Icelandic 19th century history and is a good reminder that not only the Danish shaped the culture in Iceland, even though Iceland was under Danish rule for over 600 years.

Thank Agustina T
Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

A great little museum, giving you a good idea of the history of Stykkisholmur, highly recommended, interesting place and a nice house to visit.

Thank Rakel S
Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Well organized and preserved artifacts and interpretation material. Very much worth a visit. The young lady at the gift store & reception was helpful when considering items to purchase.

Thank Monique C

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