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

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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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
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Adalstraeti 21, Bolungarvik 415, Iceland
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Con53
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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