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Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum

Breidumoerk 1, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
+354 847 3460
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The best souvenirs!

All the souvenir shops are boring when you've seen the collection in this museum/shop. I've got... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marieke K
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Amazing Collection!

Stopped by here on the Game of Thrones tour earlier this month. I am so glad that we did, because... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Gabby T
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Hveragerdi - Stone & Mineral Museum Welcome to one of the largest privately owned stone, mineral and fossil collections in Iceland. Here you can visit us and experience a professional and at the same time home felt geological exhibit where most of the Icelandic earthly treasures are on display. Here you will also learn about the lifetime achievements of one family who were entrepreneurs in the travelling industry as well as being specially known for their keen eye for stones and gems. We offer a geological service where people will learn about the vast and various Icelandic Nature. We are located in the N1 petrol station (just by the roundabout into Hveragerdi), in the first town you come to east of Reykjavik. We welcome you all. The Ljósbrá Family Icelandic Nature in One Place!
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Breidumoerk 1, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the souvenir shops are boring when you've seen the collection in this museum/shop. I've got some amazing decorations for in my house. Everything is found and handmade by the owner and his family. It's real art.More

Thank Marieke K
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marieke K and thank you for your kind words. We are working hard every day to run the museum as best as we can and also in creating lovely keepsakes for our visitors in our museum´s handcrafting workshop. We pride ourselves to be able...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here on the Game of Thrones tour earlier this month. I am so glad that we did, because it was amazing!!! Such a beautiful collection, and a lot of reading materials posted around with information. I could spend hours here. There's a little...More

Thank Gabby T
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Gabby! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and you are always welcome when you get back to Iceland. :) Best wishes to you and yours. Sincerely, Hafsteinn Thor and The Ljósbrá Family

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are staying for our honeymoon in Reykjavík for 9 days and we were not that pleased with the gift shops offering mostly imported or foreign made items. We decided to take a drive out of the city and happened upon this...More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Wow Eric and Ashley Thank you for these kind words. So happy to have met you and hope to meet you again and then in your own workplace and city. :) Best wishes from the land of fire and ice. Sincerely, Hafsteinn Thor

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

generation of one families collection pieces collected over centuries in Iceland. Interesting arts and crafts also are man made inside. Free entry. Worth the 10min. Stop !More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi Shannon R and thank you so much for your review! Many of our visitors only have a few minutes to stop by for they are a part of a tour that needs to hold schedule but still their experience can be memorable. So even...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I really came upon this little museum by chance. I went to this gas station to be picked up for South Coast tour and went inside just to stay warm. The son of the family who own the gas station runs it and was giving...More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi Rebecca We are so glad that you found your stay here enjoyable and fascinating. I hope that the Dragon Glass will give you inspiration to make some beautiful jewelry. It would be lovely to see the end result of the necklace so please send...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I had so much fun looking around this museum. Hafsteinn was very warm and welcoming, and it was a joy to hear about how his family collected all the treasures. I bought a wonderful handmade wool sweater and receive compliments every time I wear it....More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi Angela S Thank you so much for these good compliments. I'm happy that you had such a positive experience and that the woolen sweater is such a hit! :D Lovely meeting you and I wish you all the best. Sincerely, Hafsteinn Thor and The...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

What a great little exhibit of so many rocks and minerals. This place is located in the gas station market. Owner was super informative and friendly and very proud of his heritage. Was so nice to have a conversation with him. A must see!More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi momasig! Thank you so very much for your compliments. We are so inspired by the receptions we're getting and that people, like yourself, take the time to write about us and therefor help us greatly in getting the word out. For this we thank...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

When you visit the museum, pay attention to the fossil tree that placed in the middle of the room. I took a picture of the end of the tree and found a human face on the picture. It maybe a spirit hidden there for thousands...More

Thank Samuel S
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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Samuel and thank you for sharing this fantastic picture. You are the first one to point this out. Not even I have seen this so it will make a lovely addition to the things that I will talk about in our museum. :) Who...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We happened to stop by this gas station to see if we could find wi-fi anywhere and this little museum was attached to it. Its so random but I'm so happy we found it. I got a great green jumper that the owner's neighbor had...More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi ACkidrat and thank you so much for writing It is very lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that the sweater is complimenting you well. I eventually got my son out of the Spiderman outfit but now he's always wearing his...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

So I was on a tour of the Golden Circle and after the last stop the tour guide said that we were going to stop by a stone museum. Didn't really know what he meant by that and when we pulled up to a gas...More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Hi Maggswuhoo I'm in loss for words after reading your kind review. We are so very happy that your visit was so memorable for you and you were willing to share it with the public. We appreciate it greatly because we have put in a...More

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