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Akureyri Museum, Akureyri
(3.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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  • The Akureyri Museum is located in the old part of town, so worth the little walk there already. It houses a total of three different exhibitions, two of which in my opinion for tourists are interesting. First, there's an exhibition of old maps of Iceland, from the 15th century. It's really exciting to see how early cartographers have imagined the country. Funny is these, populate the coasts. The second part is dedicated to the first Icelandic President. That sounded interesting at first, but unfortunately the exhibition focuses on her clothing style. So it is also the most exhibits dresses and hats. Only on the walls there are a few information boards to work a video film, where it also go to their clothing, also. It is a pity when a politicians is reduced to her look. The third part deals with life in Akureyri in past centuries. There are many exhibits from the professional life of fishermen, as well as the private lives of. This part is well worth seeing again. Some souvenirs are sold at the entrance. Staff is very friendly and happy to answer questions.
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  • We were on a tour and had visited Nonni's House which is just down the hill from the museum, so we ventured up to take a look. Very nice displays on the various parts of local history, giving a sense ...  more »
  • This museum is the small town of Akureyri in its size. Not only the short walk from the town church by the most charming part of the city, but still the Nonnihus located right next to it: the birth House of the Jesuits that had become famous through his books Nonni Jon "Nonni" Sveinson. These two and another Museum outside operates can be visited with a combined ticket is significantly cheaper. The museum itself houses a room with old maps of Iceland, whose hands-on area for children was unfortunately a bit tattered, an exhibition of the dresses and life of the former President of Iceland and in the basement, lovingly arranged exhibits everyday yesteryear. For the children there are plenty and a cover corner to see.
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  • Quite small considering the entry price. The exposition is nice though, with almost everything both in Islandic and English
  • Probably the smallest Museum in the world. Exhibits uniteressant, dried fish, machines from the 1950s, old maps, old clothes. This was quite disappointing. Walking distance from the port of half an hour. Entrance fee is too high.
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