Tales of sea monsters have played a role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. When visiting the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum you can watch these remarkable creatures brought to life through an action-packed multimedia display; a lively mix of words, images and videos.
Tales of sea monsters have played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries. Today, these elusive creatures have been given a worthy home at the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum, located in the village of Bildudalur on the shores of Arnarfjordur fjord. The fjord is one of the most prolific centers of monster activity in the country.
Visitors to the Sea Monster Museum watch these remarkable creatures. Through a lively mix of words, images and videos the monsters come alive. It also has an action-packed multimedia display that culminates in a spectacular interactive plinth, the first of its kind in Iceland.
First-hand accounts from eye-witnesses join on-screen academic theories on the nature of sea monsters. You also see a variety of relics and artifacts. The objects relate to this mysterious branch of zoology appear throughout the museum as tangible evidence for their existence.
And to feed monster appetites, the museum cafeteria offers a range of light refreshments and snacks.
The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum is open daily from 10.00-18.00, May 15. – September 10.
Guests aged 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Check out our complete guide to the Westfjords.