Osvor Maritime Museum

Osvor Maritime Museum, Bolungarvik

Osvor Maritime Museum
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Karen C
Malden Bridge, NY16 contributions
We loved it
Dec 2019 • Family
We visited in winter. The place was officially closed, but we could still walk around the site which is located on the shore. Wonderful replica fishing huts with grass roofs and fish drying shack with fish in it. It was really charming. Great views of the town, mountains and fjord. We watched a seal fish and lay on a rock very near shore. Just 100 meters or so up the road is an adorable lighthouse. Across from the lighthouse, there is an easy hiking trail up the mountain. All this might not warrant a 7 hour trip from Reykjavik but if you are in Isafjordur or otherwise nearby in the Westfjords, this could be a really great place to spend 1-3 hours, winter or summer, open or closed.
Written 31 December 2019
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369geico
Willis, TX713 contributions
The tough life of Icelandic fishermen
Aug 2019
Thanks to a very nice and interesting guide you learn a lot about the way Icelandic fishermen used to live not that long ago.
You will visit the community homes where the all crew of the fishing boat was living, the place where they dried the fishes, the fishing boat itself and all that with a wonderful landscape on the sea and the mountains.
Written 6 November 2019
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Chris43bh3
Queensland, Australia484 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug 2019
Blink and you'll miss it - but its worth stopping to see through this tiny museum with a real story of earlier times of the fishing history of the town. The harshness of conditions - spending weeks in seaside fishing stations and fishing from tiny rowing boats in freezing weathers - made us appreciate the stoicism of the early pioneers. Enjoyable commentary by local young people added to the interest and the admiration of people living in isolated small communiites
Written 2 September 2019
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tagnrocky
Noblesville, IN980 contributions
Go fishing back in time
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a collection of historic buildings based on the fishing industry. We had a female guide dressed as a fisher woman who explained how they fished in olden days. Old wooden boat with rock anchor, a fish drying house with dried fish and several other buildings situated on a rocky beach. Very nice.
Written 21 August 2019
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Þórey G
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland647 contributions
Nice little museum of fishing story
Aug 2019 • Solo
I like this little museum which is just outsidw Bolungarvik
The museum shows the story of fishing around Iceland
It shows how hard the fishing life was
Written 10 August 2019
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Magnea
Reykjavik, Iceland2 contributions
Journey back in time!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Ever wondered how people used to live 100 or 1000 years ago? Ósvör puts up a fantastic display of just that. A curator greets you dressed up like a fisherman 100 years ago telling you the story of a live here in this fishing station. A story of generations of Icelandic fishermen. Beautiful set up, in this rebuilt fishing station. There is a sew-oars boat, turf house, salting-house and a drying shack with fish being dried in the traditional way of drying it. Would recommend to everyone! Also the nature/landscape surrounding the museum is breathtaking.
Good for all year groups, families or/and solo travelers.
Written 29 June 2019
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK617 contributions
Do not miss
Aug 2018 • Couples
A really great way to see and hear how the Icelandic fishermen lived, complete with a real life guide in the clothing they wore. A few gnats (non biting) about on the very sunny day we visited, but not a problem.
Written 12 August 2018
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keneri1
FL44 contributions
An authentic fisherman
Jul 2018 • Friends
This stop was on our cruise itinerary. I loved the fisherman in his authentic outfit. The living quarters were interesting. Certainly shows what a rough life these men had back in the day.
Written 5 August 2018
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johnswedenmark
6 contributions
Fisherman's life in a nutshell
Jun 2018 • Solo
A replica of a traditional fisherman's camp (verbud), with all the utensils and tools present in convincingly reconstructed buildings. A local person dressed up in traditional fisherman's clothes can answer any question in a mixture of Icelandic, English and Scandinavian. This might sound romantic, but there is remembrance and responsibility in every detail.
Written 25 June 2018
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Richard D
Ciutadella, Spain581 contributions
Great cycling road connecting Isafjordur and Osvor
Aug 2017 • Solo
As one leaves Isafjordur on the way to Bolungarvik there is the usual good cycling path. At one point it ends. The road continues through a tunnel but along the coast there is an old road that has only cyclists and a few pedestrians. Thus it is very quiet. There are some cormorants and other sea birds, a waterfall or two, and some pretty roadside flowers. Cycling this road takes a little attention as there are partially cleared rock falls. In two or three spots the road has partially been reclaimed by the ocean but there are detours. I only saw Osvor from the road. It is the reconstruction of a small fishing village.
Written 15 August 2017
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