museums

A MULTINATIONAL TAPESTRY

A MULTINATIONAL TAPESTRY A long, artistic Icelandic story of intrigue and love Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland is not only the gateway to Iceland’s volcanic wi...

Skogar Folk and Transport Museum

Skogar Folk and Transport Museum A showcase of Icelandic ingenuity and resourcefulness The Skógar Folk Museum pays tribute to Iceland’s many fine craftsmen an...

Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982)

Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982) was one of the pioneers of Icelandic sculpture. In his early days his pieces invariably met with opposition and fierce criticism ...

Far From Home

Far From Home The Icelandic Emigration Centre Links Past and Present Immigration is often viewed from an outside perspective, which follows immigrants’ lives ...

Art in Foment

Art in Foment From placid landscape beginnings to a dynamic diversity at Listasafn Íslands In a country where culture plays a major role, art has been held in h...

HRAFNSEYRI

  HRAFNSEYRI A farm that changed a nation, a museum for the future A  small, very remote farm, on a mountainside almost at the end of the world; the hom...

Where Monsters Rule

Where Monsters Rule Sea Monster Museum of Bíldudalur Tales of sea monsters have played an important and colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for cen...

An island in Ölfus

An island in Ölfus: new exhibition in Reykjavík Museum of PhotographyAn Island in Ölfus is the title of a new exhibition with photos by Valdimar Thorlacius. Th...

Life in the village

Life in the villageÁrbær Open Air Museum comprises a village-like collection of over twenty “homes,” each of which isa separate exhibition. Visitors learn how ...

Iceland’s First Settler

Iceland’s First Settler Find the furtive little arctic fox in Súðavík in the Westfjords The arctic fox is an enchanting creature. At some point in the distant...

Bolungarvík: Only a Tunnel Away

Bolungarvík: Only a Tunnel Away Spend some time in Bolungarvik, a beautiful spot in the Westfjords. Bolungarvík is a beautiful village in the Westfjords of Ic...

Visual Artist Ellis O’Connor

I'm Ellis O'Connor and I'm a visual artist working in painting, printmaking and photography from Scotland. I am currently living and working in the North of ...

Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982)

Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982) was one of the pioneers of Icelandic sculpture. In his early days his pieces invariably met with opposition and fierce criticism ...