Into the Arctic exhibitions

Into the Arctic is a collection of eleven unique exhibitions that explore the history of the Arctic through various mediums, as well as having an interesting collection of artefacts on display.

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

 

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 exhibition – part II

 

The grand-daughter of Vigfús, a historian and teacher, and his wife, preserved images and data that they kindly lent to the exhibition.

 

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.

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.

 

Dog sledging

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.

 

Dog sledging

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.

 

Handicraft

 

A display of traditional Icelandic crafts, especially clothing, characterised by Icelandic culture over the years. Made by a group of craftspeople 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.

Flug á Norðurslóðum

Sýning sem veitir innsýn í upphaf flugs á norðurslóðum á 20. öld.

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.