East Iceland Heritage Museum

  • East Iceland Heritage Museum
  • East Iceland Heritage Museum
  • East Iceland Heritage Museum
  • East Iceland Heritage Museum

The East Iceland Heritage Museum / Minjasafn Austurlands


Reindeer in East Iceland

The East is the only part of Iceland where you will find wild reindeer. They contribute to the unique nature and are strongly connected to the regions history and culture. The focus of the exhibition is on the reindeer's nature, characteristics and survival, as well as reindeer hunting and how reindeer products have been used in fashion design and handcraft.

A self-sufficient entity

On display are items from the historical old rural community of East Iceland that lasted until the mid-20th century. Some items relate their practical roles in everyday life, while others bear witness to the fact that life was not only about basic survival, but also about creating beautiful things for decoration and pleasure.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 11:30-19:00
Weekends: 10:30-18:00

September - May
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00-16:00

Admission fee:

Adults (18 years old and older): 1.000 ISK per person.
Children (17 years old and younger): Free.

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  • East Iceland Heritage Museum

    The East Iceland Cultural Museum is located in the town Egilsstair. It was founded in 1943, and since then its aim has been to collect and preserve things from the past which represent old ways of life, culture and activity, i.e. the history of the society and everyday life and work of the people in east Iceland, as well as having a special contemporary collection.

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