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The Icelandic Emigration Center

Kvosin, Hofsos 566, Iceland
+354 453 7935
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Very cute and interesting

We stopped here on our drive from Akureyri to Blonduos and we were very happy we did! The museum... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
JRWalker
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Chicago, Illinois
Charming location and an insight into Icelandic emigration

On a good weather day we spent an hour and a half in the Icelandic emigration Center. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Unnur A
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The Icelandic Emigration Center was founded in 1996 and dedicated to commemorate Icelandic emigrants to North America and to promote connections between their descendants and the people of Iceland. The Center now offers four exhibits in three separate buildings, as well as a genealogical information service, library facilities and more. The exhibitions combine text, photographs and tableaux to illustrate the conditions in Iceland that influenced the decision to emigrate, the journey to the ‘New World’ and the new way of life they encountered.
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22 Jul 2017
“Very cute and interesting”
4 Aug 2016
“Charming location and an insight into Icelandic emigration”
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kvosin, Hofsos 566, Iceland
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+354 453 7935
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We stopped here on our drive from Akureyri to Blonduos and we were very happy we did! The museum was a little bit out of our way but it was definitely worth it as it was very cute and bigger than expected. There are three...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2016

On a good weather day we spent an hour and a half in the Icelandic emigration Center. Very interesting saga and comprehensive information and well presented, fairly priced. Interesting history of the struggle of Icelanders and a good insight in why they moved to the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The first hound accounts of the emigrants in their new homeland was fascinating. The museum curator was very helpful and generous with his time. He assisted me in locating 2 different ancestor lines that emigrated to the US.

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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Interesting history of the struggle to make ends meet in Iceland, leading to large emigration numbers. Well illustrated in atmospheric buildings. It covered reasons for emigration, the difficulties of the journey, and life for the emigrants. There is also a substantial photographic exhibition included, which...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Helpful staff and well-presented information. Able to find out a little more about how and why my great grandparents emigrated to North America?

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

A good place to learn about why, who and how some Icelanders travel to the west and settle there. It is very informative. There are slide shows, books and ledgers and even set up as to what the situation was inside the ship.

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It depends on your level of interest (and if you have children with you as there is a lot of reading associated with the exhibits) - you can spend hours there. We were there for about 3 hours. The 1st part deals with why... More
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