Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft, Holmavik

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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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  • We drove 2 hours out of our way on a windy, gravel road just to see this museum. Their website, which was updated in May, said their summer hours were 9-7. We got there at 5:47pm, and they said they c...  more »
  • I'd say set aside 45-90 mins for this, depending on how quickly you read the literature associated with each exhibit. It looks like their is a self guided laminated manual available on 8+ languages if...  more »
  • The exhibits demonstrate how certain family's leveraged the fear of witchcraft to create a power base in the community. The descriptions of how particular inidividuals were targeted are reminiscent of...  more »
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  • Intetesting museum on an intriguing subject. Restaurant serves really decent food. Not a big place so it may be easy to miss.
  • An interesting exhibit. Learned a lot about the history of witchcraft in iceland. Only a bit pricy for the size.
  • It's really cool and also informative. It has info available in like ten languages. Worth the visit. Snacks are good!
  • 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!
  • 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.