Although Iceland has never been at war, Reydarfjordur served as an Allied base during World War II and hosts an endearing Wartime museum dedicated to this period in history with memorabilia, an airport, old barracks and small gun shelters.
Guests of the Icelandic Wartime Museum go back about 70 years, to the 1940’s, the high point of the World War II in this stunning museum which is one of its kind in Iceland. The museum’s exhibitions give a full account of days gone by, both from the perspective of the soldiers as well as the habitants of Reydarfjordur village.
Back to World War II
The museum is located by the barracks that were a part of a big hospital camp. Guests will walk by a model of the camp as well as the facilities of the soldiers. A number of original items from this time give the museum its unique position as a Wartime Museum in Iceland, an unusual time in the life of Icelanders.
Here is your opportunity to step into a time machine and revisit the days of World War II. The museum gives insights into the life of that period, the constant threat the inhabitants faced, the effects of the military occupation on Icelanders as well as the fashion trends and the daily life of the people.
The museum is open daily from 13:00 – 17:00 (from May to end of August, or by agreement).
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