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Sigurgeirs Bird Museum

Ytri-Nesloend, Reykjahlid, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4477
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We enjoyed the experience

A museum dedicated to a bird lover, the layout and architecture is modern, and the cafe serves good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle B
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Disappointment

My wife and I are both educators and we were hoping to learn about the wide variety of birds in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim O
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superior wi
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Ytri-Nesloend, Reykjahlid, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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+354 464 4477
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A museum dedicated to a bird lover, the layout and architecture is modern, and the cafe serves good food. We enjoyed learning more about the birds we have seen in Iceland and whether they inhabit the island all year or are migratory. There is also...More

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are both educators and we were hoping to learn about the wide variety of birds in the Lake Myvatn area. The entire museum was stuffed birds. No habitat, migratory, or dietary information. All of the information we found was also at...More

Thank Jim O
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Great location and an interesting museum. I highly recommend the museum café. The view on the lake is wonderful and the home made food is great and good value. I had the rye-bread with smoked artic char. Very tasty and not at all expensive.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We visited the Bird Museum, which has a good collection of Iceland birds, but we were more interested in viewing birds on the lake. The area outside the museum/cafe area is one of the best viewing spots on the lake. There is a telescope inside...More

Thank Duncan W
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This museum is a small but good museum on the many varieties of birds in the area. The birds are well stuffed and the eggs are expertly preserved. To any nature lover would be the marimo balls of algae that are in the small pool...More

1  Thank JHChicago2014
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The location and building alone are worth seeing for the interesting siting of the building and the architecture. The bird information is great. There is a map for each bird that shows where they spend winter and summer and a timeline that shows their months...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

If you are a birder and would like to see what all of the Icelandic species look like, this is a must see spot. Also large lakes next to the museum are perfect habitat for many species of birds. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank mikesabirder
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were here in the Spring, as the birds were arriving, so the sanctuary was full of interesting ones. We wanted to see the marimo balls, which are in the floor pools in the museum. The stuffed birds helped us identify some of the birds...More

Thank lorricb42
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I am not a fan of watching birds but I want to see so called lake balls (marimo balls) which you can find only here in Lake Myvatn or in Japan. So i was the reason why we visited this museum. First we had some...More

Thank luude
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We had not planned to visit this museum, but were passing and stopped by. We were so glad we did. The museum itself is in a very nice building and is well set out, with friendly staff. There's a cafe there too. For someone like...More

1  Thank Sue M
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