Opening hours

October 1st - May 1st: Saturdays 12 pm - 3 pm
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1300 kr. for 18 years and older.

Admission fee

Free entry for children
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To the Folk Museum of Vestmannaeyjar

The Folk Museum of Vestmannaeyjar is a museum built on old traditions. In addition to the many artifacts on exhibition, multimedia features give the museum a further depth. While the adults are learning about the stories of fishing, cliff hunting, the Eldfell eruption of 1973, and the Algerian pirate raid of 1627 and more, the children can dress themselves in pirate costumes and search for hidden treasure in the pirate cave. Displays and exhibits showing the deep connection with the Mormons, the reconstructed fishing shack from yesteryear or the distinct white tents the islanders put up during the annual “Festival”.

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Folk Museum of Vestmannaeyjar Podcast

A podcast about the Folk Museum of Vestmannaeyjar by Museums in Strange Places


The museum holds several permanent exhibits though there are always smaller temporary exhibits and various events and special affairs that are advertised when the occasion arises.
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Eruption on Heimaey
In the early hours of January 23rd 1973 the volcano, Eldfell, erupted on...
The Harbor Area
A large part of the exhibit hall contains the harbor and dock area where...
The Algerian Pirate Raid
On July 16th 1627 three ships sailed up to the eastern shores of Heimaey...