In Húsavík, you can’t escape the whales. Known as being one of the best places in the world to go whale-watching, Húsavík is a former whaling town turned fishing town turned tourist town that, come summer, fills up each morning with visitors (don’t worry, most don’t stay the night) who’ve come to get up close to whales on the open […]

The Húsavík Whale Museum

In addition to being the whale-watching capital of Iceland (and the world), the small town of Húsavík has a unique claim to fame. The town is the home of the Iceland Phallological Museum, which, as you might guess, is indeed a museum devoted entirely to penises. Upon hearing this, and reading that the museum had the distinction of containing one […]

The Phallological Museum in Husavik

Given how photogenic the landscape of Iceland is, it’s no wonder than the country is home to some of the world’s most talented photographers. To check out samples of their work, head to the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. The museum is the largest of its kind in Iceland and has a collection of over 1.7 million artifacts. The aim of […]

Reykjavik Museum of Photography

Founded in 1973, the Reykjavik Art Museum (RAM) is comprised of three different museum buildings located around the city. Kjarvalsstadir was the first, with the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Park and Hafnarhus joining it in 1991 and 2000, respectively. Together they offer the largest visual art space in Iceland, at over 3000 square meters, with 20 exhibitions being hosted […]

The Reykjavik Art Museum

In 2001, as construction began on a new building in the old city center of Reykjavik, an exciting discovery was made. Buried underground and nearly perfectly preserved was an ancient Viking longhouse, a traditional dwelling. The city excavated it, preserved it, and turned it into a museum. If you only visit one museum in Iceland, the 871 +/- 2 Settlement […]

871, The Settlement Museum in Reykjavik