Hnjotur – The Egill Olafsson Museum preserves local history through a potpourri exhibition of farming and fishing equipment. Along with other unique objects of historical interest collected by the museum’s namesake, Egill Olafsson. 

Egill Olafsson, a farmer born and raised at Hnjotur, started early on to collect interesting items, many of them related to the aviation and fishing history of Iceland. Visitors can view unusual treasures, such as a Russian airplane that stranded in Iceland in 1993.  The museum also houses an engaging exhibition about the rescue of the British trawler Dhoon that stranded at Latra­bjarg in 1947.

Opening hours of the museum

Temporarily closed

Where is Hnjotur – The Egill Olafsson Museum?

Located a 40 minutes drive across the fjord from Patreksfjordur village.


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