Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft, Holmavik
(3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • great if you're into folklore, magic and the like. very small museum but so many interesting reads and displays. 
  • Even from the outside, everything is in black and red. It's mekommt what they say because of old amazing
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  • So, like everything else, you'll be driving a long way to get here. What a delight. great food and great cappucino. Didn't spend much time with the museum, such as it is. Eat here. 
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  • It costs a bit to run a museum and protect relics, you don't get much for the price but it's worth it to say you've seen the Necropants and to be honest most museums in Iceland are probably smaller and less interactive than most tourists are used to. On a sunny day the cafe is nice with views across the harbour.
  • Small and properly the only attraction in the city. It's an option if tou're into that.
  • Guys I am actually at Holmavik and seriously this museum is not worthy. It is a restaurant/bar/terrace+museum. Go to the terrace in a nice sunny day and enjoy life, but the money for the museum (900ISK) is not worth it Cant say the same of the views of this townd or the natural hot springs close by!
  • This place is so rad. I learned how to make pants of human skin that grant you eternal coins through its groin (the skin is even taken consensually!), runes to conjure the face of thieves, and how to summon ghosts with my morning coffee. Also, get the fish soup
  • I do not think the Musuem was worth the price. They gave me a small booklet for the English translations and the displays were more so scenes put together instead of actual artifacts.