Tækniminjasafn Austurlands

Tækniminjasafn Austurlands information

Seyðisfjörður , Iceland
Street Hafnargata 44
+354 472 1596
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adult/child Ikr1000/free
Opening hours
11am-5pm Mon-Fri Jun–mid-Sep, 1-4pm Mon-Fri mid-Sep–May
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Lonely Planet review

For insight into the town’s fishing and telecommunications history, stop by this worthwhile technical museum. It’s housed in two buildings on Hafnargata: the impressive 1894 home of Norwegian shipowner Otto Wathne, and a workshop from 1907. Seyðisfjörður was at the cutting edge of Icelandic technology in the 19th century – the first submarine telephone cable linking Iceland with Europe was brought ashore here in 1906.