From 1625-1685 the Westfjords were renowned for wizards, sorcerers and witch hunts, and Holmavik hosts a gleefully morbid exhibition on the ‘dark arts’ at the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.
The museum has models, trinkets, a 30-minute audio tour, and a live demonstration on spell casting. There is also an accompanying exhibit at the Sorcerer’s Cottage in Bjarnafjordur 20 minutes up the road in a turf hut reconstruction of a 20th century shepherd dwelling.
The museum is open everyday from 11:00-15:00 and again from 18:00-19:00. The museum also has a restaurant.