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Address: Skogasafn 1 (Museum Way), Skogar 861, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 487 8845
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Skogar Museum, in Skogar, Southern Iceland, is a cultural heritage...

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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Stepping back in time

Excellent and well presented museum. My husband and I spent over three hours. multi buildings, over a 1000 years of Iceland history, traditional turf roof buildings, church, old... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sherri O
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent and well presented museum. My husband and I spent over three hours. multi buildings, over a 1000 years of Iceland history, traditional turf roof buildings, church, old school, three houses, two buildings of artifacts. Viking brass ring, antique cars, trucks, boats, ect.. worth a visit. Skogafoss waterfall close by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautifully maintained museum, displaying Furnished Icelandic turfed houses, plus schoolhouse, outbuildings and church, and giving an authentic idea of these traditional dwellings

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice place to waste 2 hours in and if you have nothing else to do then go waste some time. It is very overpriced for what it is

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area to visit Skogafoss you may also want to stop at Skogasafn a very interesting place which will set you back in time and how simple people have lived a few hundred years ago. Also the communications museum was very interesting. Definitely a good stop during rainy weather.

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Somerset, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has it all and is well worth the visit. In addition to the artifacts and exhibits we had a wonderful docent who put it all together. We left with a greater understanding of everything Icelandic. The turf-built houses on the grounds make it all real.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would love to have wool innersoles to keep my feet warm in the winter. Our male guide here was outstanding. He knew what to say to keep our interest. The old saddle, the sturdy fishing boat with huge picture behind of all the fishermen it held, the many tools. These were collected by a local person starting as a youngster... More 

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Skogar-Museum-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Skogasafn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this brilliant review, I'm very glad the museum was to you liking. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is the museum to beat all museums and tells the full history of the Icelandic people. The collections of sod farm, including the magistrates home, schoolhouse, smithy and church is beautifully restored and presented and the whole museum including the history of fisheries, agriculture, handcrafts and transport is amazing. Far too much to take in to appreciate fully in... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you plan to visit Iceland, you definitely have to stop at this place. You will understand more about their culture and history and you will have the chance to visit inside those house and even touch the objects.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great muzeum full of artefacts of Icelandic history. Nice houses, church, school and other buildings, great explanation. Inside full of interesting artefacts and also muzeum of transportation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

On our tour of Iceland, we saw some wonderful things and visited some special places. But there was only one place where every person on the tour said 'we wish we had been able to stay longer'. I won't repeat the excellent descriptions offered here by others - I'd just be duplicating. Seriously, it would be very easy to spend... More 

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Skogar-Museum-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Skogasafn, responded to this review

Thanks a million for the five star review and I'm very happy the museum was to you liking More 

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