Top Choice Museum in Hólmavík

Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

The multilingual displays at this award-winning museum brilliantly convey dark, dramatic tales. Unlike the witches of New England's Salem trials, most of Iceland’s convicted witches were men. Often 'occult practices…
Top Choice Gallery in Reykjarfjörður

The Factory

Crumbling plaster, towering chimneys and vast water tanks ensure Reykjarfjörður's old herring factory is an atmospheric place. The trappings of old industry litter its dusty, cavernous spaces. Now each summer they'r…
Museum in Bjarnarfjörður

Sorcerer’s Cottage

The three-room turf-roofed Sorcerer’s Cottage is part of the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft in Hólmavík and shows what living conditions were like for the purported sorcerers. It's dim, cramped, clutte…
Landmark in Drangsnes


Legend has it that this stumpy rock stack is the remains of a petrified troll and Uxi, her bull, is the formation out at sea near the island of Grímsey. The trolls were said to have been digging a trench to sever th…
Landmark in Bjarnarfjörður


Gvenderlaug is a landmark, 42°C miracle-producing pool (no bathing) that was blessed by the bishop Gvendur the Good in the 13th century and is now a national monument. The tiny, circular, rock-lined pool also feeds …
Museum in Strandir Coast

Sheep Farming Museum

The small Sheep Farming Museum, 12km south of Hólmavík, details the region’s farming history through photos and artefacts.
Museum in Norðurfjörður


Displays at this small museum cover fishing, farming and collected knick-knacks. Handicrafts are for sale and staff offer information about the area.