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Museums and Exhibitions


Visitor Center


Gamlabúð is an exhibition about the region´s geology, glaciers and culture and a small souvenir shop.

Gamlabúð, Visitors Centre of Vatnajökull N.P.: Heppuvegi 1 – 780 Höfn,
Tel. +(354) 470 8330;
E-mail: [email protected]


Opening hours:

May: Open Monday to Friday 10-16, closed on weekends and holidays.
June/July/August: Open every day of the week 9-18
September: Open every day of the week 9-17
Autumn and winter opening hours will be announced later.

Svavar Guðnason


Svavarssafn is an Art Museum dedicated to the abstract painter and Cobra artist, Svavar Guðnason. It is open all year around with diverse exhibitions.

Free Entry.

Hafnarbraut 27 – 780 Höfn, Tel. +(354) 470 8050

Winter opening

1st Oct.- 31th. May
Weekdays 09:00 – 15:00

Summer opening

June 1st – 30th. Sept.
Weekdays  09:00 – 15:00
Weekends 13:00-17:00

Þórbergur Þórðarson


Thorbergur centre was built in memory of the famous Icelandic writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888 – 1974), who was born in Hali. In Thorbergur centre there are a heritage museum and unique exhibitions of the district Sudursveit and the writer Þórbergur Þorðarson, his life and work


Thorbergur centre is open all the year around.

The Thorbergur centre is by road number 1 only 13 km further east from Jökulsárlón
Open daily 9:00 – 21:00 from the 1st. of June – 15th of September
Open from 12:00 – 16:00 from 15th of September – 1st of June

Visits and meals outside normal opening hours can be arranged with us.
Please contact to phone number 354 478-1078 / 354 867-2900 or [email protected]