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Skogasafn, Skogar

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Get a window into the Iceland of the past at Skogasafn. What started as a humble private collection more than half a century ago has developed into a true museum. See historical houses and workshops, a consecrated church, and a schoolhouse. The collection of artifacts includes authentic pieces of furniture, tools, home appliances, handicrafts, and, of course, fishing boats, which have always played an important role in Iceland's economy. The latest addition to the complex, the Museum of Transport, tells the story of communication technology development in Iceland. If you're visiting with a larger group, make a reservation in advance. Add Skogasafn and other attractions to your Skogar trip itinerary using our Skogar itinerary maker.
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  • Great muzeum full of artefacts of Icelandic history. Nice houses, church, school and other buildings, great explanation. Inside full of interesting artefacts and also muzeum of transportation. 
  • Nice displays that extends outdoors. Within the collection of objects of the past helps to imagine the life of the Icelandic population in past eras. Many small items of admirable and fine craft collected with great passion. A little overkill the entrance fee though including the adjoining Museum of transport and communication.
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  • A beautiful museum that allows to realize the daily life of yesteryear. The admission ticket also allows to visit the Museum of transport just next door.
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  • A fascinating collection showing a way of life now passed, with very informative and helpful staff. Thoroughly recommended - though needs time to do it justice!
  • There is lots to see, in both the folk museum and the transport museum. It was well worth the two hour drive we took (from just north of Selfoss). There are few buildings to see, but they are interesting, with informative signboards.
  • There is a lot to see here. At least an hour of time should be spent here.
  • Great go see for insights into 20th century life in Iceland.
  • Small place but with the basic things we need to know :)
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