Skógar Museum in South Iceland center of history and culture
Iceland has many things to offer when it comes to nature, like waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and black sand beaches. But what about the people living here? How did they live? What did they do and how did they survive the hard living conditions?
If you are driving the south coast of Iceland you get an opportunity to answer these questions as well a many other about the life in Iceland back in the old days.
Skógar Museum was founded in the year 1949 by Þórður Tómasson (b. 1921) and the counties Rangárvallasýsla and Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla. The main purpose was to preserve the old culture that had been more or less the same from the settlement time from disappearing as new technology was taking over at the beginning of the last century.
Þórður Tómasson grove up on a small farm, he had endless interest in culture and history from a young age and started to collect items for the museum at the age of 13.
The museum was found a place in Skógar on the borders of the…
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