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Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum

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Interesting museum

Via the entrance inside the N1 gas station, you enter an intriguing museum about Icelandic stones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annelies B
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
Interesting!

Private collection run by family. It was closed although it was supposed to be open. Asgeir who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kandofrank
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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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...more
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Breidumoerk 1 | N1 Gas station, Hveragerdi 810, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Via the entrance inside the N1 gas station, you enter an intriguing museum about Icelandic stones and minerals. With many stones on display, accompanied with Icelandic birds and objects from everyday life, this museum is certainly worth a visit! I loved the chat with the...More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Annelies Thank you for your kind words. My son really enjoyed the chat and usually when he gets going it's all more memorable. 😀 Hope your journey around Iceland was amazing. It was great meeting you and looking forward to seeing you again someday....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Private collection run by family. It was closed although it was supposed to be open. Asgeir who worked at the gas station called them and told us to come back in 3 hours. He also showed us where to hike and gave us a map....More

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kandofrank I'm very sorry for this inconvenience. We don't have any staff members because this is a small family run exhibit and if I need to run out for errands it's simply not possible to get someone to fill in every time. I have...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 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

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HafsteinnThor, Manager at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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