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Norwegian House - Regional Muesum

Norwegian house: The regional museum of Snæfellsnes

The Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized storeys in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Árni Ó. Thorlacius (1802-1891) and Anna M. Steenback (1807-1894) and has been renovated partially back to its original style. The Norwegian house serves as the regional museum for the Snæfellsnes area with an open storage on the top floor and 
rotating exhibitions on the lower level as well as a museum shop with handicraft, sweets and products from the area.

Opening hours: Mon.: Tue.: Wed.: Thurs.: Fri.: Sat.: Sun.:
Summer (17/5-31/8) 10-17 10-17 10-17 10-17 10-17 10-17 10-17
Fall 11-16 11-16 11-16 11-16 11-16 10-13

Admission 2019:

Adults ISK 1.300,-

Students, senior citizens and groups ISK 850,-

Free for under 18

Stykkishólmur Museum Pass - all museums (Norwegian House, Water Library and Volcano Museum):

Adults ISK 2.650,-

Students, senior citizens and groups ISK 2.000,-


Tickets for the Library of Water are sold at the Volcano Museum and the Norwegian House.




Norwegian House - Regional Muesum

Hafnargata 5

GPS Points N65° 4' 37.913" W22° 43' 36.876"
Telephone

+354 433-8114

Opening period All year
Service Public lavatory Place of interest Handy craft for sale

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