Years since we first opened
In Hvanneyri, the heart of the Borgarfjörður countryside, you’ll find the Agricultural Museum of Iceland. The museum is located in the old cowshed, which is the museums biggest artifact. This building is part of the old homestead of Hvanneyri, surrounded by buildings from the beginning of the 20th century, designed by the country’s leading architects at that time.
This is the perfect place to learn about the Icelandic agriculture’s significant history, observe old tools and equipment, and think about farming’s future developments. The museum shows development of Icelandic agriculture from settlement to the 20th century, with particular emphasis on the early technological era. Among its most notable objects are tools used in Iceland’s first farming school, Ólafsdalsskólinn, and at Thor Jensen’s farm at Korpúlfsstaðir in Reykjavík, which used to be one of the largest and most modern dairy farms in the country.
In the museum we have the exhibition on Women in agriculture in 100 years which highlights the variety of jobs women have had in agriculture, as well as showing changes in their jobs over time.
In the old hay barn we are establishing Visitor center for bird sanctuary in Andakill Protected Area.
Ullarselið (www.ull.is), which is located in the museum lobby, carries local handicraft, a perfect souvenir to take home after your visit.
It’s possible to book guided tours of Hvanneyri, including a visit to Hvanneyrarkirkja, one of the country’s most beautiful churches, and a walk around the old school site. The museum offers also lectures on Icelandic agriculture; History of agriculture from settlement to the present, Land use in Iceland, Agriculture and sustainable development and Agriculture in Iceland today. Lectures needs to be booked in advance.
Welcome to Hvanneyri and enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the museum.
15. may – 15. september
16. september – 14. may
Thursdays, fridays & saturdays
Adults (18+) 1.400 kr.
Students 1.100 kr.
Seniors 1.100 kr.
Children (0-17) 0 kr.