Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft, Holmavik

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#1 of 6 in Museums in Westfjords Region
Step into a world of mystic arts and rituals at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft. This northern country presents a land of magic and legends, and this museum transports you to the time when they were part of everyday life. Learn about witch trials in the area, explore examples of dark arts, and see the notorious necropants. Enjoy a meal at the museum's restaurant that has a great reputation, and visit the gift shop to purchase spells claiming to make you invisible, wealthier, or simply improve your rowing. Some artifacts are fairly ominous, so gather your courage before visiting. Make Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft part of your personalized Holmavik itinerary using our Holmavik vacation route planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We brought 3 kids, ages 10, 9 and 7. They each had fun at the museum and enjoyed reading about spooky spells from the guidebooks. We were all very excited to see the necropants...however they are not ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Unlikely spot, very few original artifacts, having terrible, messy dusty you know to avoid.
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  • August 6, 2017
    First of all, try and get in here when it's not crowded, which it was as we ended our visit. There is no ventilation and it gets decidedly funky breathing stale air. But apart from that the museum is ...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    Intetesting museum on an intriguing subject. Restaurant serves really decent food. Not a big place so it may be easy to miss.
  • July 3, 2017
    An interesting exhibit. Learned a lot about the history of witchcraft in iceland. Only a bit pricy for the size.
  • May 20, 2017
    It's really cool and also informative. It has info available in like ten languages. Worth the visit. Snacks are good!
  • May 29, 2017
    Interesting little spot if you are in the area. Smaller scale museum with guides in multiple languages about the history of sorcery and witchcraft in Iceland. Recommended!
  • May 19, 2017
    It was ok- cost 9500ISK for entry. Learned lots about witchcrafts and the burning of people. If you want to support locals, definitely come here. We found good books with Iceland's old folklore stories in English and French.

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