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Osvor Maritime Museum

Adalstraeti 21, Bolungarvik 415, Iceland
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Great cycling road connecting Isafjordur and Osvor

As one leaves Isafjordur on the way to Bolungarvik there is the usual good cycling path. At one... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Richard D
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Seattle, Washington
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Lovely little museum

Excellent examples of fishermens' accommodation. The 'live ' fisherman was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Lynn G
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“hard life” (2 reviews)
“early days” (2 reviews)
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Adalstraeti 21, Bolungarvik 415, Iceland
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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
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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.

Thank Lynn G
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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

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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

1  Thank 66travelor
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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

Thank annadisr
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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
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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
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you like history and how the fisherman lived back then, this is the location to visit. There is a fisherman dressed in the traditional dress and you can see and hear the stories from the past. Make sure that you have good walking shoes...More

Thank SLynnS01
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Osvor consists of a fisherman dressed in a traditional sheep-skin outfit standing next to an old rowing fishing boat explaining the old days of fishing which is very interesting. Also on site is a reconstructed fishing station consisting of fishermans hut, a salting house and...More

Thank PhilipLeic
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

This quaint small complex of sod covered houses dates back hundreds of years. There's a real fisherman who gives you a feel for what it was like to go out fishing in these northern waters. Basically these were farmers who in the winter months fished...More

Thank EDD1967_83
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