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The Akranes Folk Museum is the best place in Akranes to get familiar with history. The main exhibition highlights the history of fishing, farming, housekeeping and social conditions in and around Akranes in past times. In the area are also fully...more
We stopped at this museum as part of a guided tour and it proved to be a nice stopover. We got to see blacksmiths at work, tour an old Icelandic home from years gone by, learn a bit about the local area and Icelandic history,...More
I recently visited this museum and found it very informative. At the time I visited there was building work occurring, but that didn't affect my visit.
The museum covers aspects of Icelandic life of fishing, national dress and life in the late 19th-mid 20th Century....More
My husband and I visited the Akranes Folkmuseum in May 2017.
The museum is a consists of several buildings, and the exhibits range from historical furnished houses to ships, from objects of everyday life to sports memorablia. You name it, and the museum has it....More
This museum is only open Monday thru Friday now and best to see it during their tour time 1400. It's a fabulous collection of Icelandic history through its numerous collections of memorabilia but does need the guide to share its riches. A real treasure and...More
This museum is less than an hour north of Reykjavik in a nice little coastal town. The museum itself is a little hard to find and consists of multiple buildings, historic houses and even a ship. There is a lot to see in this museum...More
Visited as part of a group tour. The museum's collection is housed in different buildings; to complete the circuit, cater at least two-hours for the tour.
The gentleman who guided us at the museum was very informative and personable. Explanation was very clear and we...More
Highly recommended for anyone staying more than a short while in Reykjavik or planning a trip along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
The premier place to experience the history of everyday work and play remains the Árbær Open Air Museum on the outskirts of Reykjavik, but Arkanes...More
The museum is not well signposted and we drove around Akranes twice before finding it. The sports section and exhibits in the main building were well set out but unfortunately they'd run out of details in English. Labelling is erratic, some English explanation but most...More
This delightful place doesn't get the credit it deserves on the tourist trail. It's a brilliantly curated museum and the exhibits in the folk section building are beautifully put together. You'll get a real insight into what all aspects of life would have been like...More