From 1625-1685 the Westfjords were renowned for wizards, sorcerers and witch hunts, and Hólmavík hosts a gleefully morbid exhibition on the ‘dark arts’ at the Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft museum.
The award-winning Sorcery and Witchcraft museum is by Holmavik’s central harbor. The museum has models, trinkets and a 30-minute audio tour. You can also enjoy a live demonstration on spell casting and even necro-pants. We recommend you make sure you don’t miss the demonastration.
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.
Check out our complete guide to the Westfjords.