Hnjótur Museum

  • Hnjótur Museum

The Folk Museum at Hnjótur is in Örlygshöfn that is a short valley ending in rather a large lagoon on the southern side of the bay Patreksfjörður. The museum was opened in June 1983. The founder of the museum was Egill Ólafsson; he was a farmer at Hnjótur. Egill started collecting items at young age and spent his whole life collecting all kinds of artefacts for the museum. The Museum displays a unique collection of old items from the Southern Westfjords. The museum shows the history of fishing, farming and everyday life in the area. At the museum is an exhibition about the rescue of the British trawler Dhoon that stranded at Látrabjarg in 1947. At the museum is an attractive cafeteria and information center.

About the project Breidafjordur Winterbreak

The Breidafjordur Winter break project was started in spring 2013. The founders were 32 companies around the Breidarfjordur Bay. The companies are from different sections of tourism like accommodation, activity, restaurants and transportation. The idea was to create a platform for visitors of this area where they can get all the informations, which they need to experience wonderful days in this part of Iceland...Read more.


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