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Skogar

Skogar (Iceland)

Practical information on Skogar

  • Waterfall
  • Museums
  • Essential
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
It's 152km from Reykjavik by car or by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Skogar

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

Tear yourself away from the waterfall and visit the excellent Folk Museum where you'll discover a lot about the country's history and past. 

My suggestion:
Open all year round, the Folk Museum is one of the finest museums in the country. You should spend at least an hour there, if not more. 
My review

Skogar is a small village of 25 souls yet it's an essential stop in Iceland for all those who come to admire the stunning waterfall of Skogafoss. But it would be a shame to leave without having spent a bit of time in the Folk Museum. 

I particularly enjoyed the traditional objects, displayed according to types of trade: fishing, farming, and lots of daily objects which have weathered over the years. Aside from the museum, I was highly impressed by the beauty of the old peat houses. In a nutshell, it's a great place to visit on rainy days, but also whenever.

Finally, Skogar has some quality accommodation which could be an excuse to linger a little longer in the area, if you so wish. 

Skogar museum
Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
163 written opinions

Tear yourself away from the waterfall and visit the excellent Folk Museum where you'll discover a lot about the country's history and past. 

My suggestion:
Open all year round, the Folk Museum is one of the finest museums in the country. You should spend at least an hour there, if not more. 
My review

Skogar is a small village of 25 souls yet it's an essential stop in Iceland for all those who come to admire the stunning waterfall of Skogafoss. But it would be a shame to leave without having spent a bit of time in the Folk Museum. 

I particularly enjoyed the traditional objects, displayed according to types of trade: fishing, farming, and lots of daily objects which have weathered over the years. Aside from the museum, I was highly impressed by the beauty of the old peat houses. In a nutshell, it's a great place to visit on rainy days, but also whenever.

Finally, Skogar has some quality accommodation which could be an excuse to linger a little longer in the area, if you so wish. 

Skogar museum
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