Skrimslasetrid Museum of Monsters in Westfjords

Are you visiting Iceland and looking to immerse yourself in the folk culture of the country? Why not come along and visit the Skrimslasetrid Monster Museum and learn all about some of the creatures that have been described for centuries and if you are lucky you might even spot one of these monsters!

Now, these elusive creatures that still make appearences in Arnafjordur have been given a worthy home at the Skrimslasetrid Monster Museum, located in the north-west cost village of Bildudalur on the coast of Arnarfjordur fjord, described to be one of the most popular areas for monster activity in Iceland!

Why should I visit Skrimslasetrid Monster Museum in Westfjords?

The Monster Museum tells tales of land and sea monsters that have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries and shares thousands of written accounts that have been found all around the country!

Visitors of the Monster Museum will get the chance to watch these remarkable creatures get brought to life through stories, images and videos, and an action-packed, interactive multimedia display, the first of its kind in Iceland! First-hand accounts from eye-witnesses are displayed on-screen along side dacademic theories on the nature of sea monsters, while a variety of relics and artifacts relating to this mysterious branch of zoology are displayed throughout the museum as logical evidence for their existence.

The multimedia screens and atmospheric dark lit rooms help create a unique experience where the history of sea monsters in Iceland and Arnarfjördur is conveyed in an eerie yet interseting manner! The museum is definitely worth a visit when visiting Westfjords, afterwards the visitors of the museum will look differently at what they see in the fjord, adding a new dimension to their imaginations!

  • Museum is open daily
  • Opening times from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Open between June 1st and August 31st
  • Guests aged 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Bookings can be made via email or telephone