Ósvör Maritime Museum

Top choice museum in Bolungarvík

Image by Clifton Wilkinson Lonely Planet

The old turf-and-stone fishing shacks of the Ósvör Maritime Museum powerfully evoke a past age. A guide in a typical lambskin fisher’s outfit shows you around the shore-side settlement, outlining its history and traditional seafaring life from the Settlement Era to the present day. There's also a cramped fishers' hut full of relics and a rowing boat.

The museum is down a turning to the right, just after you emerge from the tunnel heading into Bolungarvík from Ísafjörður.

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