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Patreksfjörður offers two magnificent museums. Hnjótur in Örlygshöfn and the pirate museum in the town of Patreksfjörður. The Folk Museum at Hnjótur was opened in June 1983. There you will find many remarkable items from old times, demonstrating means of occupation and survival on land as well as sea. Some of these are related to gathering of eggs in Látrabjarg, and there is a special section displaying the rescue of seamen in great danger. In the museum there are a few boats as well and equipment for whale-hunting. At Hnjótur there is also an Aviation Museum displaying remarkable items related to the history of flying in Iceland. No one traveling in the south region of the Westfjords should miss the opportunity to visit the Folk Museum at Hnjótur. In the museum you will also find a nice café.



Hnjótur Museum
  • Hnjótur, Örlygshöfn
  • 451 Patreksfjörður
  • 456-1511

Westfjords of Iceland

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