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Norska Husio (The Norwegian House)

Hafnargata 5, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
+354 433 8114
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Really interessting for an antique lover

We stopped here for a short visit. There is a nice brochure that describes every room of the house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Castro Valley, California
The right place to go on a rainy day, or any day really!

Norska Húsið has been restored very nicely. The museum with its good collection of old furniture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Hafnargata 5, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
+354 433 8114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a short visit. There is a nice brochure that describes every room of the house. It is interesting to walk through and even a teenager can find something of interest here. The attic is a must see if you are an...More

Thank wardgarner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Norska Húsið has been restored very nicely. The museum with its good collection of old furniture and memorabilia proved to be an excellent place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank abjborn
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
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...More

Thank Skidad2013
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
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...More

Thank dragonara2
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
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
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...More

Thank Kathleen S
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
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