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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

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 a local geologist Steinn Emilsson and some millions year 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 poster regarding whale and whaling in Iceland. The display is corporation project between Natural history Museum and Skrúður, the botanical garden in Dýrafjörður.

A new display about raven includes not only a real nest but artefacts and stories telling the relationship between this wonderful bird and the Icelandic culture over the centuries.


Westfjords of Iceland

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The sparsely populated Westfjords region is home to more towns and villages than you might imagine – and each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions.
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