One of the oldest Museum in Iceland
Skógar Museum was founded in 1949 and nowadays hosts a collection of more than 18,000 regional artifacts, exhibited in three different spaces. It is located 150 km east from Reykjavík just off Ring Road 1 and 30 km west of Vík. The Museum was especially known for the curator Þórður Tómasson who is retired by now.
Skógar Museum is divided into three parts:
-The Folk Museum which offers a huge variety of artifacts displayed on three floors: fishing, agriculture, textile and natural history, as well as artifacts dating back to the Viking Age.
-The Open Air Museum where visitors can catch the atmosphere of times long gone and experience how Icelanders lived through the centuries in farms made from turf and stone.
-The Technical Museum which tells the story of technology and transportation and its development in Iceland in the 19th and 20th century. It also houses a souvenir shop and the Skógakaffi cafeteria.
Guided tours are available upon reservation in English, German and Icelandic for groups of ten people or more . Sometimes there is the possibility to have guided tours in French, Spanish, Norwegian and Danish.
For more information visit our website www.skogasafn.is or www.skogarmuseum.com
For group reservations and guided tours please email [email protected] or call +354 487 8845.