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There is no shortage of different kinds of exhibitions, all over the country. They are dedicated to anything from toys to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Art exhibitions also vary greatly and may be found in all sorts of places.

Kirkjubæjarstofa
Exhibition and study centre on the nature, history and culture of the region.
Skálholt
Skálholtsskóli - the center for education, culture and dialogue of church and society - welcomes individuals and families as well as larger groups of different kinds for a longer or shorter stay all year round, offering housing accomodation and restaurant service.In the summer Skálholt is a much visited place for tourists of many nationalities, some only looking around for a while or staying for a good meal or a cup of coffee in the restaurant. But Skálholtsskóli is also an ideal place for meetings, conferences and similar events during the winter. Skálholt is 93 km from Reykjavík, very close to Geysir, Gullfoss, Thingvellir and other key tourist attractions.We offer excellent facilities for conferences, workshops, retreats and educational and cultural tourism. Full accommodation is provided for up to 44 people in single and double rooms with and without private bath. An adjacent camp within short walking distance (4-5 min.) can accommodate 33 people in simpler housing at lower rates. The dining hall can serve 120 people and offers, among other things, traditional Icelandic food made by recipes from the 12th century.The conference room seats 60-70 people and can be divided into three smaller rooms. Today, Skálholt is visited for the new cathedral, the tomb of bishops, the museum and thirteen century tunnel leading out to the excavations of the old bishopric and school. The Cathedral is also renowned for its Summer Music Festival starting in 1975 and attracting many skilled musicians and lots of music lovers. Besides, many choirs,  Icelandic and foreign visit Skálholt to perform in the Cathedral because of its excellent acoustics and artistic surroundings. The Skálholt Center (Skálholtsskóli) is a cultural and educational center and offers excellent facilities for seminars, conferences and cultural tourism. It is also a place for retreats, sometimes silent, during the peaceful winter time. In the summer it is becoming again a place of pilgrimage with a center of pilgrimage all year round. The Center offers accommodation and food for visitors and tourists.
LAVA centre
LAVA “Iceland Volcano & Earthquake Center” reveals the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland only 20 million years ago. LAVA is dedicated to the unique volcanoes and geology of Iceland. The center features an interactive educational exhibition exploring the art and science of geology and the volcanic systems in Iceland and an educational learning center for geology where staff members educate visitors to make the visit as enjoyable and memorable as possible. The interactive exhibition further displays a collection of artifacts, films and graphics from various volcano eruptions that have occurred in the past century.  For opening hours and price click here 
SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary
Visit the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary and learn more about its first residents; Little White and Little Grey. Explore the Visitor Centre, home to Iceland’s only puffin rescue centre and local species aquarium. In summer months, book a guided boat trip to the sea sanctuary in nearby Klettsvik Bay.
SVavarssafn - Svavar Guðnason Art Museum
Skogar Museum
This museum was founded in 1949. It is situated 150 km east from Reykjavík nearby ring road number 1. The museum was especially known for the curator Þórður Tómasson who has now retired. It is divided into three parts: the folk museum which offers a huge variety of tools and implements used for fishing and farming, as well as artefacts dating back to the viking age. In the rebuilt turf houses in the open-air museum you can catch the atmosphere of times long gone and experience how Icelanders lived through the centuries. The museum of transport, which also houses a souvenir shop and the Skógakaffi cafeteria, tells the story of technology and transportation and its development in Iceland in the 19th and 20th century.  Opening hours all days:June 1st to August 31st:  09.00 - 18.00September 1st to May 31st:  10.00 - 17.00 Please visit us on Facebook herePlease visit us on Instagram here
POWERING THE FUTURE
Landsvirkjun's energy exhibition is located in Ljósafoss Power Station, and is about a 50 minute drive from Reykjavík.  The exhiberition is intactive with an emphasis on play and experience. It offers guests a glimpse into the world of electricity as well as being introduced to the renewable and sustainable energy generation methods used by Landsvirkjun.  Open every day in the summer from 10:00-17:00, free admission. 
Hólmur Travel Service
Hólmur offers accomodation in an old farmhouse, renovated in 1960-70 style, with 6 double bedrooms and 2 shared bathrooms.  Good cooking facilities (only in winter) and dining area. We allso have 2 double rooms at the farmhouse. Breakfast is available, and dinner if booked in advance in a old rebuild cowshed. Nice walking trails in the area and diverse bird life. By the Ring Road highway nr. 1. Open all year round. We also run a restaurant and brewery at the farm. The Farm Zoo at Hólmur with Icelandic domestic animals, however are believed to be one of the purest breeds in the world because they have been here sins the settlement Icelandic sheep-lambs, horses, calves, goats, a pig and various kinds of birds and rabbits.The animals are indoors in winter but also outside in summertime. Different numbers and types of animals are between seasons.In the spring there is awakening of many lives in the zoo Wheelchair access.Guests that stay ower nigth in wintertime  have free access to the farm zoo and guests can help with feeding sheep and other animals on the farm. Open all year around.
Hespa
Hespuhúsið is an open plant dyeing studio where guests are welcome to visit the studio, look into the dye-pots and get information about the old coloring tradition. In the seating area, there is a mini-museum with old things related to handcraft. Plant dyed Icelandic wool is for sale with patterns for various projects. Opening hours are on the website and guests are welcome at any time on request.  
Thingvellir National park
At the campground there are WC´s, showers, washing machines and a outside grill. In the service centre visitors can pay for camping and fishing permit and seek further information about the area.There is a small cafeteria which services soup, sandwiches and pizza.Summer opening hours 09:00-20:00 Winter opening hours 09:00-18:00
Katla Visitor Center
 In the old heart of Vík, you will find the historical Brydebúð building, housing Katla Visitor Center.  Encounter the geology of Katla UNESCO Global Geopark in the Katla exhibition. Feel the various textures of local minerals including volcanic ash dating back to 1860; and learn about volcanic eruptions in the infamous Katla volcano.  Discover the history of shipwrecks and disasters on the black beaches of South Iceland and get to know the lucky ship Skaftfellingur at Hafnleysa Maritime Museum. Put yourselves in the shoes of fishermen fighting the waves of the harborless south coast.  Learn how best to experience Vík and Mýrdalur region at our information center. Shop local produce and explore Vík by participating in the Vík Treasure Quest or tour the brand new Vík Culture Walk. Maps of the area with all its exciting outdoor opportunities are available here!
Hafnleysa Maritime Museum
Vík is a sea-side village with a rich maritime history like the majority of Icelandic towns. However, what sets it apart is the fact that it has never had a harbour. The harsh waves and the shallow shores make it nearly impossible for ships to approach the land without stranding. And many ships did in fact strand on the black sands of the south coast. The Skaftfellingur maritime museum depicts the extraordinary maritime history of the south coast. Its centerpiece and namesake is the Skaftfellingur ship in its entirety, which brought people and products along the south coast  in the years 1918 – 1939. It then served on the Atlantic in WWII and is renowned for saving a crew from a sinking German U-464 submarine in 1942. In year 2001 Sigrún Jónsdóttir, a famous artist from Vík salvaged the remains of Skaftfellingur and brought it home to Vík. She had a deep emotional connection with the ship and if it were not for her, visitors might never have been able to see it up close and learn about its fascinating history. The museum is ideal for families. Kids can try on costumes, see the ship up close, learn about the history and watch a documentary with historic footage from Vík. Entrance fee: Adults: 500 ISK 12-16 year-olds: 200 ISK Children under 12: Free entrance 25% discount for groups of 8 or more. Sími: 852-1395 Netfang: info@vik.is Veffang: www.kotlusetur.is Opening period: all year
Hendur í höfn
Hendur í höfn is a beautiful bistro and a culture house in the small fisherman´s town Þorlákshöfn, just 30 min. drive from Reykjavík. We focus on being environmentally friendly and we make everything from scratch with the best possible ingredients, mostly directly from Icelandic farmers. Therefore we always serve clean and fresh ingredients that we cook with lots of love and respect for our customers. We emphasize on making every customer happy and always have a great selection of vegan and gluten free food, bread and of course delicious cakes. Hendur í höfn is so much more than a bistro. It is the heart of Þorlákshöfn, where locals come together to have a good meal, read a book, work on their computers, knit together and of course to come and enjoy the events that are held regularly. But it is not only the locals that come to enjoy but also tourists and people living in Reykjavík and other towns around Þorlákshöfn. So it is the perfect place for tourists that want to have a little local experience. The charm in the events at Hendur í höfn is without a doubt the proximity with the artists. It comes close to the feeling of having them in your own living room. The recipe of the perfect evening is to come for a dinner on a concert night, enjoy the performance and then see the northern lights when you walk out of Hendur í höfn (in winter time of course!).
LÁ ART MUSEUM
LÁ Art Museum (Listasafn Árnesinga) welcomes you. It runs ambitious and various shows of contemporary as well as modern art in its four spacious exhibitions rooms. The exhibitions reflect our cultural heritage and our contemporary change. The bright seating area offers visitors the chance to relax in a peaceful setting whilst browsing through art related reading material supplied. The Museum also houses a small café and the children´s corner gives the museum´s younger visitors a chance to enjoy themselves. The Museum is owned by the eight Municipalities in Árnesinga County and supported by the Museum Council of Iceland.    LÁ Art Museum on Facebook Opening hours: June - August – Every day: 12:00-17:00September - May – Thuesdays-Sundays: 12:00-17:00 (Closed on Mondays)   Closed for a month around Christmas and New Year.
The Quake 2008
Quake 2008Earthquakes in the south of Iceland in may 2008.A powerful earthquake (6, 3 Richter scale) struck the Southern part of Iceland at 15:45 on the 29th of May in 2008. The epicenter of the quake was about two kilometers southeast of Hveragerði. The earthquake was widely felt across Iceland, from Reykjavík all the way to Ísafjörður in the West fjords. The Civil Protection Department immediately announced highest alert (distress phase) in Hveragerði and neighboring area as a huge after quake was expected. The area closest to the epicenter of the quake suffered severe damage of houses and contents as this was being thrown around in the earthquake. The exhibition in Hveragerði presents the causes and the huge impact the earthquake 2008 causes in Hveragerði. The exhibition shows the experience of residents, how it affected the buildings, local environments and other damage. Television screens show the recordings from surveillance cameras, photographs taken by the locals and information from The Earthquake Engineering Research Centre. At the exhibition visitors can experience a powerful earthquake (+6 Richter) in an earthquake simulator. An earthquake crack that was encountered at the building site in 2003 is visible in the floor and is illuminated up for visitors.Access to the exhibition is free but fee is taken for the earthquake simulator.  
Þórbergssetur
The Þórbergur Centre was established in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarsson (1888 – 1974), who was born in Hali in Suðursveit. The centre includes a heritage museum and unique exhibitions of the district Sudursveit and the writer Þórbergur Þórðarson, his life and work. The Thorbergur Centre is by road number 1, the Ring Road. only 13 km further east from Jökulsárlón. Open all year round, every day from 8-21.   Our restaurant offers local food from the farm and the Vatnajökull region.
Icelandic Lava Show
Experience the hot molten lavaIcelandic Lava Show in Vík, South Iceland, is the only placein the world where you can safely experience lava up close and personal.Icelandic Lava Show recreates a volcano eruption by melting lava up to 1100degrees C (2000°F) and pouring it into the showroom where the visitors see thelava flowing, hear it sizzling, and feel the intense heat that radiates fromit. Absolutely one of a kind experience. See our video here  
The Bobby Fischer Center
This centre houses memorabilia of the 11th World Chess Champion BOBBY FISCHER and the Selfoss Chess Club. The American Bobby Fischer became the World Chess Champion when he defeated the Soviet grandmaster and reigning World Champion  Boris Spassky in Reykjavík in the summer of 1972.  The match is generally referred to as the Match of the Century. It took place at the height of the Cold War, mirroring the tense relations between the two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Since 1948 Soviet chess players had held the World Championship title - uninterrupted for 25 years. On display at the Bobby Fischer centre in  Selfoss are among other things  Spassky´s and Fischer´s scoresheets, a printout from the radiation measurements demanded by Spassky´s delegation after the 17th game and a replica of the chessboard used during the match, which was staged in Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík.  In addition, there are many curious items related to Bobby Fischer‘s stay in Iceland during his last years (2005-2008), for example, his chair from the antiquarian bookshop Bókin in Reykjavík. He died on 17th January 2008 at the age of 64.  Bobby Fischer´s final resting place is at Laugardælir cemetery, a few hundred metres away from the Bobby Fischer centre.   Open from 13:00-17:00 every day, from 1 June to 22 August.  
ON Geothermal Exhibition at Hellisheiðarvirkjun
ON Power operates two geothermal power stations, Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir. Which are the largest and the second largest geothermal power stations in Iceland, respectively. The geothermal area of Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant is a high temperature area located at an active volcano, Hengill. Estimated maximum capacity of the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant is 303 MW of electricity and 400 MW thermal energy. Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir power plants provide over 50% of the hot water being used for district heating in the capital area. Geothermal fields in Reykjavík and neighboring areas are the other source of hot water for the region. This hot water is also used for greenhouses, swimming pools, snow-melting and a geothermal beach. At the geothermal exhibition, located at the Hellisheiði geothermal power plant, visitors can learn how Icelandic people have harnessed geothermal energy for hundreds of years and how current and future developments will make the Hellisheiði power plant one of the greenest energy source on the planet.  The Geothermal Exhibition is open every day from 09:00-17:00. A visit includes a guided tour through the plant and various multi-media presentations. Larger parties (10 people or more) are encouraged to send us an email detailing the time and date of the visit and size of the respective group. 
Sagnheimar Folk Museum
Sagnheimar, folk museumSagnheimar, folk museum, opened a completely new exhibition in May 2011. The aim of the new exhibition is to let visitors of all ages experience the islands history in both traditional and more untraditional ways; with photo spots, multimedia and hands-on approach to make your visit as exciting as the islands history! The volcanic eruption in Heimaey 1973On the night of January 23rd an eruption occurred on Heimaey. Around 5300 people were relocated to the mainland that same night. Of 1345 family homes almost one third disappeared under the lava and another third was damaged. This exhibition shows pictures of the event and locals recall the night’s events and the restoration of the town. The Pirate Raid 1627On July 16th 1627 the island was invaded by pirates, they sailed to Heimey on three ships and stole, plundered and killed. The pirates captured 242 islanders, brought them aboard ships and later sold them into slavery in Algeria. The story is told through pictures. Is this the most dangerous profession in the world?The fishermen´s and fish workers work is by far the most important part of the history of the Westman Islands. Photos and multimedia indicate how they survived hardship and difficulties through the ages.  Opening hours May 1st - September 30th: Every day from 10:00-17:00 October 1st - April 30th: Saturday from 13:00-16:00, other days closed (open upon arrangement)
Eldheimar
The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland´s biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The people of Heimaey had to leave their homes in the middle of the night and evacuate the island, many of them never saw their homes or any of their belongings ever again. The eruption started in the early hours of January 23rd 1973 on the island of Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar islands and it lasted for 5 months. Lava and ash destroyed almost 400 homes and businesses, a third of all buildings on Heimaey. While the eruption lasted no one knew if the island would ever be populated again.

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Adventure Hotel Hof Austurhús 785 Öræfi 478-2260
Stöng, Viking-era Long house Þjórsárdalur 801 Selfoss 488-7713
Turf house Asutur-Meðalholt 801 Selfoss 694-8108
Tré og List Forsæti 5 803 Selfoss 894-4835
Stranda Church Selvogur 815 Þorlákshöfn 893-3910
Hveragerdi - Stone & Mineral Museum Fákasel, Ingólfshvoli í Ölfusi 816 Ölfus 847-3460
The Ghost Centre Hafnargata 9 825 Stokkseyri 895-0020
Aurora Experience Hafnargata 9 825 Stokkseyri 551-1166
Icelandic Wonders Hafnargata 9 825 Stokkseyri 854-4510
Galleri Laugarvatn / café Háholt 1 840 Laugarvatn 486-1016
Samansafnið Museum Sólheimar 845 Flúðir -
Sagnagarður Visitor Centre Gunnarsholt 851 Hella 488-3000
Hotel Leirubakki Landsveit 851 Hella 487-8700
Hekla Center Leirubakki 851 Hella 487-8700
Njál's Saga Centre Hlíðarvegur 14 860 Hvolsvöllur 6989007
Keldur, Rangárvellir Rangárvellir 860 Hvolsvöllur 530-2200
Vestmannaeyjar Museum Ráðhúsatröð 900 Vestmannaeyjar 488-2040