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Natural History Museum of Bolungarvík

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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.

Natural History Museum of Bolungarvík

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 v
Bolungarvík District Information Office

Bolungarvík District Information Office

Open from 14:00 - 18:00 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Einarshúsið

Einarshúsið

Amid the mountains of the wild West Fjords region, Einarshúsið Guesthouse is in Bolungarvík, a small fishing village.  The building is from the turn o
Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík

Bolungarvík is the northernmost village in the Westfjords, situated on an eponymous cove.The village has been a fishing port since settlement, so natu
Bolungarvík Swimming pool

Bolungarvík Swimming pool

The camping ground is open from May 1st - Sepember 30th. Opening hours   Weekdays 06:00 -22:00 Weekends: 10:00-18:00  
Bolungarvik Campsite

Bolungarvik Campsite

The camp site of Bolungarvik is near the Bolungarvík swimming pool. A service house is attached to the camp site, where there is a dining room for gue
Bolungarvík Golf Club

Bolungarvík Golf Club

The golf course in Bolungarvík is called Syðridalsvöllur. It has 9 holes but 18 tees, giving you a different view of the hole when playing the course
Ósvör Maritime Museum

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 se
Osvor Museum

Osvor Museum

The museum consists of a replica of a 19th century double fishing booth, salt-shed, fish drying platform and a fish drying shed. It also has on displa
The stone of Þuríður Sundafyllir

The stone of Þuríður Sundafyllir

In the year 1975 was put up a memorial stone for Þuríður Sundayllir, the first known settler of Boungarvík. The stone, which is called Þuríðarsteinn o
Frisbee golf

Frisbee golf

Free admission 9 holes, with 2 tees per hole. 

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