Norska Husið

Norska Husið, Stykkisholmur: Hours, Address, Norska Husið Reviews: 4/5

Norska Husið
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
The Norwegian House - The regional museum of Snæfellsnes. The Norwegian house was built in 1832, it 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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4.0
40 reviews
Excellent
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Average
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Sigridur H
27 contributions
A peak into the past
Jul. 2019
In this beautifully renovated house there is much to see and there is also a little shop I enjoyed. There was also a contemporary art exhibition when I was there which I enjoyed. You can also buy tickets for other museums.
Written August 6, 2019
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virtmaus
Vienna, Austria117 contributions
Time travel!
Mar. 2019 • Couples
You can really imagine how it was to live in that time as wealthier family in that region. Very interesting. To recommend! Shop.
Written March 12, 2019
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Tony S
Shrewsbury, UK39 contributions
Good museum
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Nicely done house. The downstairs is really a shop and an empty front room, but the upstairs has numerous rooms all well laid out. None of the signs are in English so you rely on the guidebook which is included. Well worth a visit on a cold afternoon
Written March 8, 2019
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mickey92893
101 contributions
Interesting Historical House
May 2018 • Solo
The exterior of the house is really beautiful. The interior of the house has been restored to reflect its original owners furniture and decor. You get a little pamphlet with your ticket that gives some history on the family inhabitants as well as a description of each room. The upstairs attic is pretty cool as it serves as museum storage, so there are lots of cool stuff up there.
Written November 8, 2018
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KZ B
Shaker Heights, OH226 contributions
Interesting little museum:life was not easy!
Oct. 2018 • Friends
Even for the relatively wealthy child mortality was nearly 50%
The renovated rooms show something of what it was like to live in a remote Icelandic fishing village as the local gentry.
Worth popping up to the attic to see the random collection up there.
Written October 18, 2018
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MandyJ2012
Vancouver, Canada228 contributions
Interesting :)
Jul. 2018 • Solo
Who knew the first two-story house built in Iceland is only about 150 years old? It is well-curated and captures a time and place nicely (I assume!).
Written July 24, 2018
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ANGELINA G
Ballito, South Africa164 contributions
Well presented insight into life from 1832 onwards
Jul. 2017 • Family
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 in that day as well as dolls, spinning wheel and crockery etc.
Really well presented. There is also a cute souvenir shop with locally made items.
Written November 14, 2017
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laurenemax
Centennial, CO97 contributions
Interesting and historical.
Sep. 2017 • Couples
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 with all nature of old saddles, tools, sewing machines and more that are fun to peruse.
Written September 17, 2017
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Michael H
Carmarthen540 contributions
A piece of history
Sep. 2017 • Couples
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.
Written September 12, 2017
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gmputter
Boulder, CO6 contributions
GREAT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
Aug. 2017 • Family
This old home is filled with artifacts from the Norwegian settlers!
A must see if you are on this Northwest Peninsula
Written August 24, 2017
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Norska Husið is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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