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Hnjotur Folk Museum

Region: Westfjords
Coordinates: 65.5624517° N 24.1579572° W

About Hnjotur Folk Museum

Orlygshofn is a short valley ending in rather a large lagoon on the southern side of the bay Patreksfiord. It is named after the first settler of the area, Orlygur the old, son of Hrappur. The valley contains the largest vegetated area on the bay and a few farms as well as a cultural community centre and a primary school.

Sagas of Iceland

The farmer of the farm Hnjotur, Egill Olafsson († October 25th 1999), has spent his life collecting all kinds of artefacts for his museum and has put quite some emphasis on the aeronautical history of the country. This museum is among the most interesting in the country and well worth the detour, not to mention extending it all the way to the sheer cliffs of the westernmost point of Europe, Latrabjarg.

Hnjotur is on Saga Trail Westfjord 

Hnjotur in Icelandic

Photo Credit: Hnjotur Museum

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