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Akranes Folk Museum

| Gardar, Akranes 300, Iceland
+354 431 5566
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Excellent museum, guided tour at 14pm highly recommended !

My husband and I visited the Akranes Folkmuseum in May 2017. The museum is a consists of several... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
TravelcrazyAntwerp
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Schoten, Belgium
Must see with tour at 1400

This museum is only open Monday thru Friday now and best to see it during their tour time 1400... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
revett2016
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Santa Rosa, California
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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 furnished old houses which can be visited as well as few old boats. The exhibit "Iceland's Sport Museum," various temporary exhibits and a nice coffee house are also in the area. The latest addition to the area is a lively forge, where guests can sometimes watch blacksmiths in action. Children should find interesting things to see and feel. The museum is open from May 13 - September 15 2016 from 10:00-17:00. In wintertime it is only open for guided tours every weekday at 14:00. Groups can book visits during other times.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Gardar, Akranes 300, Iceland
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank revett2016
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

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

1  Thank Elle T
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 9 July 2016

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

Thank dragonara2
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Robsski
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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice and interesting museum's. Those two houses we went to and the awsome ships and houses outside. Fantastic experience. My favorit where the sports museum peace. Iceland spirt history.

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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We,a family of four, went there last summer and we were really surprised about it.It was definitely worth a visit. You can easily spend a couple of hours there. We enjoyed a light meal in the cafe as well.

Thank PIA K
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

The museum centre was pretty interesting. There was an exhibition on Nursing, sports, geology and a general Icelandic history portion. It was good to just walk through and check out. Unfortunately, most of it was only in Icelandic so all I got to see were...More

1  Thank Mike K
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