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Safnasafnid The Folk and Outsider Art Museum

Svalbarosstrond | Svalbarosstrond, Akureyri 601, Iceland
+354(0)461 4066
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Interesting small museum

Safnasafnid Outsider Art Museum is an interesting small museum filled with folk art and works... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
v0yageur22
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Killingworth, CT
Unique local art and culture

A pleasant surprise! I was intrigued by the term “Outsider Art” so we stopped in. Wikipedia defines... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
gatortunor
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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Svalbarosstrond | Svalbarosstrond, Akureyri 601, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Safnasafnid Outsider Art Museum is an interesting small museum filled with folk art and works created by self-taught artists. It is not the most amazing collection in the world but it is worth a stop if you are cruising along Route 1 in the north...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A pleasant surprise! I was intrigued by the term “Outsider Art” so we stopped in. Wikipedia defines it as “art by self-taught or naïve art makers. Typically, those labeled as outsider artists have little or no contact with the mainstream art world or art institutions....More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Found this place online and it became the must see place for our Akureyri stop. Totally worth the visit if you like quirky off the beaten path art museums. The owners have a strong sense of art and artistic display. Also the building and views...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Nice visit among strange local pieces and local artists, really interesting! This museum is on the other side of the fjord, in front of Akureyri. You have a nice view. Around 10 15 minuts in car. You have to go, it's an intimate place and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

If you like art, then Safnasafnid is a must see spot. It's about a 10 minute drive from downtown Akureyri on the other side of the Fjord. The art is unique, but of traditional formats -- paintings, sculpture, ceramics. We would go back. It probably...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very interesting museum and very unusual. Privately owned with many peculiar art objects and placed in a excellent area overlooking the Fjord !

Thank Jon H
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a collection of works by local artists. Much has been done by self-taught rustic artists. We had a good time here and felt it was worth the stop on the way out of town.

Thank TravelingDeacon
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Not the biggest museum in the world, but it's worth a stop in if only to see the huge blue man out front, the collection of traditional textiles, and above all - the concrete statues featured in this attraction's profile photo. The ones of Jesus...More

2  Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

A great museum with great sculpture from wood of all shapes and sizes and all kind of things.A good way to spend a day

3  Thank Sædís I
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This exhibition is very special and might perhaps be called exceptional. On display are paintings, sculptures ect. that really give your thoughts a flight and even get you wondering about tne artists.

2  Thank SiggiJonsson
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