Posted by: neilh10 | October 9, 2011

Stopping off at the witchcraft museum, Holmavik.

I’ve just come across an interesting offer, from the Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft, in Holmavik, Strandir. Holmavik is just over half way on the main road from Reykjavik to Isafjordur, and my apartment in Flateyri, in the northern Westfjords.

Witch Museum

Unlike some tourist attractions in Iceland, the museum remains defiantly open (albeit on request) through the winter months. This is good news if you are driving from Reykjavik and the idea of visiting a witchcraft museum appeals to you. However, there is now another incentive to visit call in at the museum on your visit to the Westfjords in Winter: The museum owners will, upon request, prepare you a “delicious fish pan”.

“At The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft we want to do our best so our guest will have as good service as possible and we are happy to provide it. Therefore we offer them to make a delicious fish-pan while they go through the museum. After the visit they can sit down and enjoy a good meal. Also we have all information about travelling in Westfjords peninsula and free internet access.

Outside the museum is a mobile-doorbell which will give you contact to some of our staff if noone is around. We will do our best to open the museum for everyone, no matter if there is only one person or more. Also it is possible to call number +354 8976525.”

I have to admit I’ve never been to the museum, but it gets excellent reviews. Overall, I think this kind of initiative should definitely be supported, and I would certainly encourage people to call in and check it out on their journey north (or south).

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