We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Do not miss

A really great way to see and hear how the Icelandic fishermen lived, complete with a real life... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Conrad N
,
Whitstable, United Kingdom
via mobile
An authentic fisherman

This stop was on our cruise itinerary. I loved the fisherman in his authentic outfit. The living... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
keneri1
,
FL
Read all 24 reviews
47
All photos (47)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hard life”(2 reviews)
“early days”(2 reviews)
“fisherman”(9 reviews)
About
Contact
Adalstraeti 21, Bolungarvik 415, Iceland
Website
Reviews (24)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
11
6
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
11
6
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewshard lifeearly daysfishermanfishingclothingsharkshundredsboatsreplicacenturyoutfitsheepskinisafjordur
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A really great way to see and hear how the Icelandic fishermen lived, complete with a real life guide in the clothing they wore. A few gnats (non biting) about on the very sunny day we visited, but not a problem.

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This stop was on our cruise itinerary. I loved the fisherman in his authentic outfit. The living quarters were interesting. Certainly shows what a rough life these men had back in the day.

Thank keneri1
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A replica of a traditional fisherman's camp (verbud), with all the utensils and tools present in convincingly reconstructed buildings. A local person dressed up in traditional fisherman's clothes can answer any question in a mixture of Icelandic, English and Scandinavian. This might sound romantic, but...More

Thank johnswedenmark
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

As one leaves Isafjordur on the way to Bolungarvik there is the usual good cycling path. At one point it ends. The road continues through a tunnel but along the coast there is an old road that has only cyclists and a few pedestrians. Thus...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent examples of fishermens' accommodation. The 'live ' fisherman was very friendly and informative and overall it was a graphic illustration of how hard life was.

Thank Lynn G
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This little museum will give you an insight into the life of a fisherman back in the early days. House displays and other displays of interest. Max time needed is approximately 3/4 of an hour. But worth the stop. There is even a person that...More

2  Thank Jim L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was a bit of a drive from the harbor but worth it....a very lively woman wearing the outfit they wore for hundreds of years hand made for fishing....a complete performance of how and why they had to live in these stations....truly makes you appreciate...More

1  Thank 66travelor
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The museum is a replica of an old fishing station. The guide was dressed the part in clothes made of sheepskin and was a fountain of knowledge about the lives of the fishermen (and women) who used to stay there for the fishing season late...More

1  Thank annadisr
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the houses were closed as was the museum, but we were still able to walk around and see the turf huts and go uses. We found it very interesting and photographically inspiring.

Thank SoloTravellerLondon
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is an outdoor museum that depicts life in this small Icelandic village as it was 100 years ago, when the village was at its peak population. The museum docent wears the historic fisherman's clothing and tells of the daily routine for fishermen who built...More

Thank MKEgirlMidwest
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Edda Hotel Isafjordur
90 reviews
9.42 km away
Hotel Isafjordur
258 reviews
9.69 km away
Flokalundur
93 reviews
63.97 km away
Fosshotel Westfjords
274 reviews
71.22 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2 nearby restaurants
Einarshusid
28 reviews
1.66 km away
Tjoruhusid
630 reviews
10.00 km away
Talisman restaurant
14 reviews
14.33 km away
Bryggjukaffi ehf.
20 reviews
17.64 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 attractions in Bolungarvik
Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
25 reviews
9.73 km away
Dynjandi (Fjallfoss)
424 reviews
10.44 km away
The Arctic Fox Centre
115 reviews
16.75 km away
The Old Bookstore
10 reviews
17.59 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Osvor Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines