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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 ……………………………………………………………………… 1.000 ISK

16 years and younger……………………………………………… free

Combined ticket for Ósvör & The Natural History Museum

Adults……………………………………………………………………….. 1.600 ISK

16 years and younger………………………………………………… free

Ósvör Maritime Museum

Óshlíðarvegur

GPS Points N66° 9' 1.784" W23° 12' 53.770"
Website www.osvor.is
Opening period All year
Categories Museums , Exhibitions

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