Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft, Holmavik

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Step into a world of mystic arts and rituals at Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft. This northern country presents a land of magic and legends, and this museum transports you to the time when they were part of everyday life. Learn about witch trials in the area, explore examples of dark arts, and see the notorious necropants. Enjoy a meal at the museum's restaurant that has a great reputation, and visit the gift shop to purchase spells claiming to make you invisible, wealthier, or simply improve your rowing. Some artifacts are fairly ominous, so gather your courage before visiting. Put Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Holmavik holiday maker app.
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  • There is much more to this small museum than meets the eye! There is so much information inside about the history of witchcraft in Iceland, along with many "artifacts." I ended up spending so much...  more »
  • I do understand the idea behind the museum, but the design doesn't really work. There is not much written information, it is small, and the person at the counter was simply not welcoming. Hopefully...  more »
  • Worth a visit if the subject matter interests you. Describes how mainland witchcraft trends influenced those in Iceland. Although the collection is small it was well researched and presented in many languages via books at the entrance. We noticed this museum during our research of Iceland before arrival but our tour materials convinced us to visit. Glad we did. The museum website was not as good as the museum itself.
  • Very interesting and informative! They have guidebooks available in multiple languages, and all of the displays are thoroughly explained. Be sure to visit the gift shop for unique items, as well as the restaurant for delicious food.
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