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Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

Open today: 09:00 - 19:00
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Interesting overview of the beliefs and stories of western Iceland

You visit this museum on your own, with a guide book available in many languages. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
WhatsInAScreenName42
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Montreal, Canada
Small Museum but Good History

This museum is small but does a good job of describing the types of witchcraft and sorcery for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alievannoy
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Annapolis, Maryland
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The museum is a compination between historical facts abut what happened in Iceland in the 17th century concerning to the witchcraze in Iceland, a period of appr. 50 years and Icelandic folklore connected to magic and sorcery. The museum has guides...more
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Hofoagata 8-10, Holmavik 510, Iceland
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+354 451 3525
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You visit this museum on your own, with a guide book available in many languages. The exhibits are almost only reproductions of original or depictions of situations or scary little beings that were belief to be conjured by witchcrafting. More inresting were the legal entanglements...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iceland appears to have a pretty crazy history with witchcraft and sorcery. This museum was worth the entrance fee and reading through each exhibit was quite interesting.

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is small but does a good job of describing the types of witchcraft and sorcery for which people were prosecuted and (some) burned. They explain the symbols and also offer a room upstairs that tracks the genealogy of the persons prosecuted. A quirky,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the night in Hólmavík and were looking for a quick meal. The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft has a small cafe and served pizza. After sharing our pizza we decided to visit the museum. It was a fascinating accounting of sorcery and...More

Thank Trudy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TO me it was OK and worth time to go. If you like that kind of stuff and just happen to be driving through Hoilavil STOP and look. It is a through look at sorcery in Westfjords and reflects what happens to you living in...More

1  Thank donaldpen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for a break from the drive to Akureyri from Sudavik. The price was 950 ISK pp which seems about average for Iceland. Half of the building is taken up by a restaurant and gift shop. We didn’t eat but did check...More

Thank Artchur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to be sure to see this and I wasn't disappointed. It was well done and quite informative. They have a little café attached to the museum if you want a bite to eat following your tour.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well thought out museum by Icelandic standards. Very informative and interesting look at the history of witchcraft in the West fjords.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 21 May 2018

What a great little museum. Really interesting and well set out. As it is so small and all the exhibits are in Icelandic, you are provided with a guide book in your particular language or one of your choice, and you work your way around...More

1  Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were planning to visit Dynjandi falls but road 60 was closed so my husband stump upon this. Cool little museum with 2 small rooms, downstairs and upstairs. I believe it was $8-10 per person for admission. They lend you books in order to be...More

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Marcia R
1 July 2015|
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Although the museum has a restaurant, it has no sleeping accommodations. We stayed at the Finna Hotel in Holmavik when we visited the museum. The museum is only a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel -- just down the hill... More
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Zandrah N
14 February 2015|
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There is a bus from Reykjavík to Hólmavík tvice a week during winter, on Fridays and Sundays. And vice versa. Summer schedule is on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sundays. From May 15th to end of September. More info on bus schedule is... More
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