Welcome to Into the Arctic!
Into the Arctic is a collection of eleven unique exhibitions that explore the history of the Arctic through various mediums. The exhibitions lead the visitor through various periods in the history of the Arctic and take on a range of topics such as Iceland’s settlement, the wildlife of the North, coastal life, Arctic exploration and the history of aviation in the North.
The exhibitions give visitors the opportunity to experience past times in an interactive and visual manner with videos, texts, images and remarkable artefacts being on display. Into the Arctic is informative and an ideal place to visit for anyone curious about history and the Arctic.
Weekends: 11 AM – 5 PM
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Free of charge for children younger than 12 years old.
Into the Arctic is a collection of eleven exhibitions
The settlement of Iceland
In this exhibition, the story of Iceland’s settlement and the first settler, Ingólfur Arnarson, is told. Ingólfur is thought to arrive at the shore in Iceland in the year 840.
Wildlife in the North
An impressive exhibition of taxidermied Arctic animals. Here visitors will find an Arctic fox, a polar bear and a walrus along with more than 250 species of birds.
Arngrímur’s Map Collection
The founder of Into the Arctic is a dedicated map-collector and has collected more than 1700 over time. His collection is on display and features a diverse range of maps, including aviation maps, charts and specialised maps.
Vigfús Sigurðsson’s Greenland expedition
A two-part exhibition where the story of Vigfús Sigurðsson’s Greenland expedition is told through various mediums but he went on the expedition in 1912 to explore the lifestyle of the Inuits.
Vigfús Sigurðsson’s Greenland expedition II
Vilhjálmur Stefánsson - The Explorer
An exhibition that cites from the Arctic travels and studies of Vilhjálmur Stefánsson, who explored the Arctic Canada for 5 years, uninterrupted, from 1913 to 1918.
The Wonderful Arctic
Further describes the life, work and ideas of Vilhjálmur Stefánsson and introduced the environment and cultural heritage of the Arctic.
Offers visitors to experience dog sledging. A dog sledging journey around Greenland is displayed on a big screen. With a real dog sledge in the exhibition room, visitors can take a seat and experience the feeling.
A display of traditional Icelandic crafts, especially clothing, characterised by Icelandic culture over the years. Made by a group of crafts people in North Iceland.
Aviation in the North
Gives an insight into the beginning of aviation in the northern part of the world. Airplane models and interesting photos of aeroplanes and significant flight related events in the last century.
Coastal life in Eyjafjörður
Gives an insight on the coastal life, fishing and fish processing. Models of ships are on display along with interesting texts about the history of coastal life in Eyjafjörður.
We offer refreshments!
In our dining room, we offer a simple menu consisting of traditional Icelandic homemade dishes. We serve alcoholic beverages and we make sure there is always hot coffee available!
Have a look into our design souvenir shop!
Next to our exhibition hall is our speciality shop, where you can find unique gift and design products, most of which are connected to the Icelandic nature.
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