"Stykkishólmur - The Norwegian house - museum." Stykkishólmur Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

Stykkishólmur Things to Do: 14 reviews and 52 photos

  The Norwegian house.
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  • The Norwegian house. - Iceland
      The Norwegian house.
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  • The Norwegian house store. - Iceland
      The Norwegian house store.
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  • The beautiful living room. - Iceland
      The beautiful living room.
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  • Inside the museum. - Iceland
      Inside the museum.
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  • Inside the museum. - Iceland
      Inside the museum.
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The Norwegian house is a very nice museum by the harbour in Stykkishólmur. It is the oldest house in Stykkishólmur built in 1832 and was the first two-storied home in Iceland and one of 3 biggest homes at that time. The owner of the house was Árni Ó. Thorlacius (1802-1891) a big entrepreneur in Stykkishólmur in his time. It is now a district folk museum and a reconstruction of this gentleman's home and is extremely well made and you feel like you have just popped in for a visit.

On the ground floor there is a museum store where girls dressed up as servants from this time assist you. It is like stepping into another time, I just loved my visit there.

The museum is open daily from June-August from 11-17h. From September-May it is open upon agreement.

Address: Hafnargata 5, 340 Stykkishólmur, W-Iceland
Directions: Just by the harbour in Stykkishólmur. You cannot miss it while visiting the harbour.
othercontact: norskhus@simnet.is
Phone: 4381640

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 23, 2008
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