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Norska Husio (The Norwegian House)

Hafnargata 5, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
+354 433 8114
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Well presented insight into life from 1832 onwards

Built from Norwegian timber, and not because Norwegians lived here, this was the first 2-story... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ballito, South Africa
Interesting and historical.

Since we visited after high season there was not much to see in the gallery space on the first... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Centennial, Colorado
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The Norwegian House - The regional museum of Snæfellsnes The Norwegian house, built in 1832, was the first wood-frame residence with two full-sized stores in Iceland. The wood was imported from Norway hence the name. It was the home of Arni O. Thorlacius (1802–1891) and Anna M. Steenback (1807–1894) and has been renovated partially back to its original style. The Norwegian house serves as the regional museum for the Snæfellsnes area with an open storage on the top floor and rotating exhibitions on the lower level as well as a museum shop with handicraft, sweets and products from the area.
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Hafnargata 5, Stykkisholmur 340, Iceland
+354 433 8114
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Built from Norwegian timber, and not because Norwegians lived here, this was the first 2-story house ever built in Iceland, a sure sign that a very wealthy merchant lived here. One can see the dining area, bedrooms, writing area, lounge etc. complete with utensils used...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Since we visited after high season there was not much to see in the gallery space on the first floor. The exhibit upstairs was nicely done with artifacts from the period depicting how the original owner and his family lived. The large attic is crammed...More

Thank laurenemax
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The history of the house and it's owners provides an interesting insight into their life and times. There is a large amount of content in the property and you can well imagine the people still occupying the house.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This old home is filled with artifacts from the Norwegian settlers! A must see if you are on this Northwest Peninsula

Thank gmputter
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This museum was part of a greater tour we on. It has great historical significance for the people of Iceland and was interesting to see all the artifacts and antiques.... Some of display antiques were the same objects as I knew in my grandparents house,...More

Thank must_need_H2O
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We stopped here for a short visit. There is a nice brochure that describes every room of the house. It is interesting to walk through and even a teenager can find something of interest here. The attic is a must see if you are an...More

Thank wardgarner
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Norska Húsið has been restored very nicely. The museum with its good collection of old furniture and memorabilia proved to be an excellent place to spend a rainy afternoon.

Thank abjborn
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

According to advertised hours, it was supposed to be open on a Wednesday afternoon. But peering inside through the windows, one room was completely empty and the gift shop room, while stocked with some merchandise, also looked to be in a state of reorganization.

Thank ElizabethGOutdoors
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Norska Husið in Stykkishólmur with our four children ages 10 - 18. It was built in 1832 from pre sawn Norwegian timber. At 500 sq. m. it was a large house for the time, the first 2 story residence in Iceland, and the...More

Thank Skidad2013
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Droppedin while exploring Stykkisholmur. It's a really interesting place done in a simple weel orgainsed way. There's a 3 for 2 offer on entry to this, the volcano museum and the story of water.

Thank Alan M
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