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Most of the towns and villages of the Westfjords offer a museum or an exhibition offering you a glimps into everything from the history of the region to sorcery. 

The Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum
The Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft was opened in the summer of year 2000 and attracts around 11 thousand guests every year. The exhibition tells the story of the witchcraze in Iceland in the 17th century and how witchcraft is presented in our folklore. Guests will learn about certain witchcraft cases and about different witchcraft like necropants to gather money, find a thiefe and wake up the dead.   Location: HolmavikTel: (+354) Open all year.Summer hours: May 15th - September 3oth: 10:00-18:00Winter hours: Oktober 1st - Mayl 15th: Mon-Fri 12:00-18, Sat & Sun 13:00-18:00
Westfjords Heritage Museum
In most travel books referred to as the Maritime Museum. Fisheries have always been the most important economic activity in the Westfjords, and the museum gives a unique insight into the rich maritime history and culture of the area. Open:15. May - 30. Sept. 10:00-17:00. Admission fee: Adults - ISK. 1300,-Seniors    ISK. 1050,-
The Arctic Fox Center
The Arctic Fox Centre is a non-profit research and exhibition center, focusing on the arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) - the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland. The Arctic Fox Centre was established on September 15th 2007 in Sudavik Westfjords. Founders were 42, mostly local people, tourist operators and municipalities in the Westfjords. All of which share their interest in the arctic foxes and believe in increasing ecotourism in Iceland. The idea of the Arctic Fox Centre comes from prof. Pall Hersteinsson, University of Iceland and he serves as a quality witness for the center. The long term aim is to collect all available knowledge and material relevant to the arctic fox in past and presence.  We house an exhibition focusing on educating material:  About biology and history of the arctic foxes as a species. About the war that has been waged between the man and the arctic fox, since the early settlement of humans in Iceland (1100 years). About the status and specialities of the Arctic Foxes in Iceland and other regions of its distributional range. About fox hunting as the oldest paid operation in Iceland, methods and materials, stories and descriptions. About fox farming activities and it´s consequences for the wild population throughout the decades. We emphasize on: Participate in and promote research programs on Icelandic arctic fox populations, in collaboration with academic and research centers. Participate in developing sustainable wildlife torism in Iceland, in collaboration with the authorities and other interested parties. Stimulate development and manufacturing on handicraft and souvenirs, specialized for The Arctic Fox Center. Open: May 15 - Sept 30: 10:00-18:00 Oct 01 - May 14: Upon request
Boat- and gift of nature exhibition Reykholar
The Boat and Gift-of-Nature Museum & travel information centre tells the story of how inhabitants traditionally harvested the rich, natural resources in Breiðafjörður. Foraging for eggs, hunting birds, collecting eider down, using seaweed and hunting seals for sustenance. Boats were essential for harvesting on the numerous islands. The timber boats displayed in the boat-building workshop feature unique Nordic design and craftsmanship adapted to navigate in the area. A variety of local products, baked breads, coffee, tea, books and souvenirs are available at our gift shop. Open everyday from June 1 to August 30, 11:00-18:00. Winter openings by appointment.
Hotel Laugarholl
Ghosts, trolls and sorcerers To Icelanders the Strandir region is wrapped in an aura of mystery. According to lore it’s not only home to ghosts, elves and trolls, but many thought witchcraft was rampant here, used for both good and evil. Hotel Laugarholl is a peaceful and comfortable family-run country hotel located in the green and sparsely populated valley Bjarnarfjordur, perfectly situated for exploring the remote and beautiful wilderness of mysterious Strandir. We have single, double and triple rooms with private or shared facilities, a cosy living room with free internet access and a restaurant with special emphasis on fresh and tasty homemade local food as well as global cuisine. Next to the hotel you will find The Pool of Gvendur the good, a naturally warm geothermal outdoor swimming pool (32°C) and adjacent natural hot pool (42°C), perfect for relaxing after a long day on the road or hiking in the wilderness. The camping site is open from 1. June - 1. September From Reykjavik 258 km, from Stykkishólmur 190 km, from Ísafjörður 250 km, from Akureyri 360 km.
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Natural History Museum of Bolungarvík
Note: The Natural History Museum will be closed in 2021 due to renovations.  The museum is located in the centre of Bolungarvík and has in display a variety of natural items as stuffed land and sea mammals, over 250 stuffed birds, both Icelandic breeders with their eggs and many vagrants. There are rocks and minerals mainly from the collection of the local geologist Steinn Emilsson and some million years old pieces of lignite testimonials of the ancient Icelandic forest. The jaw from the biggest blue whale known to have been caught and thus the biggest animal ever known goes together with a series of posters regarding whales and whaling in Iceland. The display is a cooporation project between the Natural History Museum and Skrúður, the botanical garden in Dýrafjörður. A display about ravens includes not only a real nest, but artefacts and stories telling about  the relationship between this wonderful bird and the Icelandic culture over the centuries.
Museum of Everyday Life
Don‘t miss this one-of-a-kind museum that will make you feel like you‘ve stepped into other peoples‘ lives for a short second.  The museum exhibits a collection of local voices, memories and story fragments, thought provoking and humorous – curated in various ways. The cinema is a perfect space to sit down and experience life in winter and the newly installed Sensory Labratory adds an exciting and fun activity for both adults and children. Opening hours: June - August: every day from 13.00 - 17.00. Closed in wintertime but can be opened by request. Admission: 1000 krónur, free for youngsters under 16.    
Hotel Djúpavík
The building that is now the hotel was constructed in the 1930s for the women who worked in the herring factory. It was extensively renovated in 1985 and the first visitors booked in during in the summer of that year. We serve breakfast and dinner in our charming, wooden-beamed dining room. Coffee and tea are for free and cakes and other snacks are available throughout the day. Please contact for prices and booking information. 
Samúel Jónsson´s Art Museum
 Samúel Jónsson (1884-1969) has been called "the simple-hearted artist". When he received old-age pension, he built an art museum and a church, made models of distant landmark buildings, and painted works of art in Selárdalur, without having had any training in art. At Brautarholt in Selárdalur he made statues of seals, lions, a seahorse, ducks with their young on their backs and of Leif Ericsson. Not only that; he built a church he intended to preserve an altarpiece he had made that the parish church had rejected. Over the past two decades, the Association of the Samúel Jónsson Art Museum of has restored the sculptures and buildings by Samúel and rebuilt his residence in Brautarholt.The museum is open to visitors during the summer season and everyone is welcome to have coffee in the house of Samúel.  Further info on the website:  Here is a video from a documentary about the museum: 
Sheep Farming Museum
The Sheep Farming Museum is an interesting and entertaining exhibition about the Icelandic sheep and sheep farming. The exhibition focuses on providing diverse entertainment for all ages. The children can enjoy themselves in their own room, in which are toys and colour books, while the grown-ups can view the exhibition. The museum also has a small science room where people can take a look at various things through a microscope. One of the main attractions in the Sheep Farming Museum are the lambs, which the visitors can feed with milk from a bottle. Sævangur also houses a small and cosy coffee bar where guests can sit down and relax over a cup of coffee and genuine Icelandic cakes and bread. Handicraft- and souvenir store placed in the lobby of Sævangur sells crafts made mostly by locals. The museum is located 12 km. south of Hólmavík Opening hours June 1st - August 31st: Week days: 10:00-18:00 Saturdays: 10:00-18:00 Sundays:10:00-18:00Open on request during winter.
Ósvör Maritime Museum
Ósvör maritime Museum is a replica of an old Icelandic fishing station from the19th century that stands on the east side of Bolungarvík down by the sea. On display are the rowing boat Ölver, a crew hut with tools and equipment, a salt house and a drying hut. The curator welcomes guests in a traditional fisherman outfit.  Opening hours 2018: Week days: Saturdays: Sundays: June 1st - August 17th: 09:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 Winter 2017-2018: By appointment By appointment By appointment          Admission fee: Adults ……………………………………………………………………… 1.200 ISK 16 years and younger………………………………………………  
The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum
Tales of sea monsters have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries, and several written accounts of them can be found all around the country. Today, these elusive creatures have been given a worthy home at the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum, located in the village of Bildudalur on the shores of Arnarfjörður fjord, said to be one of the most prolific centres of monster activity in the country.Visitors to the Sea Monster Museum watch these remarkable creatures brought to life through a lively mix of words, images and videos, an action-packed multimedia display that culminates in a spectacular interactive plinth, the first of its kind in Iceland. First-hand accounts from eye-witnesses are joined on-screen by academic theories on the nature of sea monsters, while a variety of relics and artefacts relating to this mysterious branch of zoology appear throughout the museum as tangible evidence for their existence. And to feed monster appetites, the museum cafeteria offers a range of light refreshments and snacks.  
The Old Blacksmith Shop Bíldudalur
The old blacksmith shop in Bíldudalur dates back to 1895 to when Pétur Thorsteinsson, one of the most sucessfull entrepreneur for business in Iceland, built his empire here in Bíldudalur. The shop was used for over a 100 years and today guests are welcome to visit the shop and get a feel on how life was here in the old fishing village years ago.  Open on specific hours over the summer. Guided tours on request for groups or visitors outside of opening hours.

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Seljanes - Ancient cars Seljanes 380 Reykhólahreppur 434-7720
The White-Tailed Eagle Centre Gamla kaupfélagshúsið, Króksfjarðarnesi 380 Reykhólahreppur 894-1011
Grund - Ancient tractors Grund 380 Reykhólahreppur 434-7830
Staðir Church Reykjanes 380 Reykhólahreppur 530-2200
Outvert Art Space Aðalstræti 22 400 Ísafjörður 868-1845
The Culture House Eyrartún 400 Ísafjörður 450-8220
Edinborg Cultural Center Aðalstræti 7 400 Ísafjörður 456-5444
Dalbær Travel Service Snæfjallaströnd 401 Ísafjörður 690-4893
Snjafjallasetur Heritage Centre Dalbær, Snæfjallaströnd 401 Ísafjörður 690-4893
Litlibær Skötufjörður 420 Súðavík 695-5377
The old book shop Flateyri Hafnarstræti 3-5 425 Flateyri 840-0600
Húsið-House of Creativity Eyrargata 450 Patreksfjörður 695-7620
Vinahus museum Brunnar 18 / Haukur Már Sigurðsson 450 Patreksfjörður 892-5561
Exhibition: "The French Fishermen and the Old Time." Mýrar 8 450 Patreksfjörður 456-1140
Hnjótur Museum Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn 451 Patreksfjörður 456-1511
Hænuvík Travel Service / Gallery Gullhóll Hænuvík 451 Patreksfjörður 848-8113
Museum of Music - Jón Kr. Ólafsson Reynimelur / Tjarnarbraut 5 465 Bíldudalur 456-2186
Westfjords Heritage Museum - The Blacksmith’s Workshop Hafnarstræti 10 470 Þingeyri 456-3294
Culture museum, Hlíð Núpur í Dýrafirði 471 Þingeyri 456-8239
Jón Sigurðsson Memorial Museum Hrafnseyri, Arnarfjörður 471 Þingeyri 456-8260
Steinn Steinarr Exhibition Steinshús - Nauteyri 512 Hólmavík 898-9300
Memorial Museum Kört Árnes II, Trékyllisvík 524 Árneshreppur 4514025