Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum in Westfjords

Are you fascinated by all things magical? Why not come along and visit the Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum in Westfjords! The museum gathers information about the history of magic in Iceland and the victims of the fire age and shares it with the public through the use of various displays and exhibitions!

At the museum, visitors will get an insight into the life of people in the 17th century, as well as their mentality and way of life! The magic show in Strandir consists of two shows, the first being the main show in Hólmavík and the second in Bjarnarfjörður.

Why should I visit the Sorcery and Witchcraft Museum in Westfjords?

The magic show at the museum is run by a non-profit organization called Strandagaldur. The goal of Strandagaldur's operation is not to make a profit, but to disseminate history and culture, strengthen research and make its mark on human life in Strandir!

Ever since its creation, the stated purpose of the Magic Show was to support research on the magic, folklore and cultural heritage of Strandarýsla. Much has been put into this work and the exhibition has involved various research projects. Sadly, it was not possible to include all of the educational material on magic in Iceland at the exhibition, and as a result, in order for as many people as possible to enjoy reading about Icelandic magic, copies of magic scrolls have been printed with modern spelling and translated into English and displayed at the museum!

The Magic Exhibition at the museum required a great deal of preparation and an even greater deal of time was spent on research and scholarly work. A lot of interesting findings came out of the claim and are now displayed at the museum for the public to discover for themselves!

  • Open all year round
  • Open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm
  • Open on weekends from 1  pm to 6 pm
  • Entry for 950 ISK