"The Icelandic Wonders museum- elves, trolls and..." Stokkseyri Things to Do Tip by Regina1965

Stokkseyri Things to Do: 6 reviews and 30 photos

  The entrance to The Icelandic Wonders museum.
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  • The entrance to The Icelandic Wonders museum. - Iceland
      The entrance to The Icelandic Wonders museum.
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  • The souvenir shop at the museum. - Iceland
      The souvenir shop at the museum.
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  • The lovely lady selling the tickets :D - Iceland
      The lovely lady selling the tickets :D
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  • The museum. - Iceland
      The museum.
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  • The building housing the museum is quite big. - Iceland
      The building housing the museum is quite big.
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The Icelandic Wonders museum is really a "must-see" while visiting Stokkseyri. Its theme is so integrated with the Icelandic nation's psyche - elves, trolls and the Northern lights! As you enter the museum there is a lovely souvenir shop with trolls, Icelandic Jule lads (jˇlasveinar), elves and more for sale.

As you enter the cave which is the museum the first thing you encounter is a pond with big fish in it and on your right hand side are the elves, it is lovely as if you have entered an elf-rock. Watch your step as it is quite dark in there, the only thing I want to complain about is the lack of light on the floor. The next cave you enter is the troll's cave where you encounter a big troll sleeping. And watch out for the smaller trolls which spook you, one gets really startled as it is so dark there! Then you enter the ice-cave with its Northern lights, which is quite lovely - and freezing cold. Watch out for the small troll which waits for you at the door as you leave the ice-cave :D

No pictures are allowed inside the museum.

The museum is open in the winter time Mondays to Fridays from 18-20:30 and weekends from 13-20:30.

Entrance fee is ISK 1.500.

The Icelandic name of the museum is "┴lfa- tr÷lla- og nor­urljˇsasafni­", the museum is 1.200 fm2 and in the same building is the Ghost Centre "Draugasafni­" (see my next tip).

Address: Hafnargata 9, 825 Stokkseyri, South-Iceland
Directions: The museum is by the main-road in the largest building in Stokkseyri, red in colour and next to the restaurant "By the seashore". You cannot miss it.
othercontact: info@icelandicwonders.com
Phone: 354 4831202 354 8950020
Website: http://www.icelandicwonders.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2009
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Comments (2)

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Sounds interesting. I really enjoy local folklore, and Scandinavian folklore, "elves and trolls", have always fascinated me.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Sep 27, 2014 at 3:14 AM

      Me too, I love folklore and always seek out the places where these stories are supposed to have taken place - and the elf rocks :)

    • briantravelman's Profile Photo
      Sep 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      I also like to visit places that have some local legend or folklore attached to them.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Sounds fun!


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