Note:  The Technical Museum is closed at this time.  It will reopen in the future in a new location in Seydisfjordur.

The Technical Museum is very fittingly located in Seydisfjordur village. In the early 1900s, the charming town was the location for several technological ‘firsts’ including Iceland’s first telegraph station, the first modern electric power station, and the first machine shop to run on hydroelectricity.

The Technical Museum of East Iceland opened in 1984. The museum’s main focus is on how East Iceland modernized in the years between 1880 and 1960.  The interactive exhibitions at the Technical Museum of East Iceland tell about technical innovations in electricity, communications, architecture, telephony, mechanics and commerce– and how these innovations changed life in the fjord.

Exhibitions are animated and recreate the atmosphere of the historical eras they portray. The museum also has an open air recreation area, outstanding for taking walks. The Technical Museum is a family-friendly place and works progressively on creating educational and enjoyable entertainment for guests of all ages.

In addition, the museum serves as a research center and teaching facility for all levels of education. Staff members also carry out independent research projects relating to the museum’s area of interest.

Opening hours

September 16th – May 31st:

Mon-Fri: 1pm – 4pm*

Sat-Sun: Closed*

June 1st – September 15th:

Mon-Fri: 111m – 5pm*

Sat-Sun: Closed*

*or by arrangement

GPS: 65.266934 N, -13.991026 W