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Wildlife Museum Veidisafnid

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Address: Eyrarbraut 49 | 825 Stokkseyri, Stokkseyri 825, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 483 1558
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Wildlife Hunting Museum

This is an interesting and well appointed wildlife hunting museum on the main drag in Stokkseyri. We arrived about 30 minutes before closing and the owner basically gave us a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a basically a man's house with all the animals he has killed on display from near extinct rhino, lions and other African animals which made me upset and wishing we never stumbled in this place There was even a stuff peacock on the wall. Sick display.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is an interesting and well appointed wildlife hunting museum on the main drag in Stokkseyri. We arrived about 30 minutes before closing and the owner basically gave us a private tour and shared some of his exciting hunting stories. He was very informative and a nice man. He actually resides in the museum (one of the large showrooms is... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Impressive selections of animal heads... shot by the man working the front desk! Do NOT go here if you object to hunting, but if you want to see a variety of taxidermy, bullets and information about hunting in Iceland (and Africa) come here and be prepared to ask some illuminating questions!

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Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I went here with my family. The owner greeted us and told us about some of the more special animals on display. The museum is wery well set up and is well worth a visit. A real must for all those interested in animals and hunting.

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Well set up displays and meeting the owner hunter made the visit even more intriguing. I recommend a visit (y) making a stop

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

What a strange place! Whether you like it or not will depend upon your views on wealthy people paying to shoot wild animals. It's essentially one man's vanity project. The building is his home, and well over 90% of the stuffed animals on display were shot by him - as evidenced by the numerous photos of him sitting next to... More 

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Nevis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful experience at the Wildlife museum in Stokkseyri, Iceland. The auditoriums were filled with fine exhibits of animals from all around the world. The mounts were lifelike. Displays of firearms that were used in harvesting the trophies were very interesting. The museum's curator, Pall Reynisson, has done an exquisite job in these fine displays. We recommend visiting... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

In a small village in South-Iceland, Stokkseyri, you will find several museums, amongst them The Wildlife Museum or "Veiðisafnið" in Icelandic. The museum is the home of Páll Reynisson, hunter, who opened his home to the public in 2004. Páll started out with 2 stuffed birds, but his collection grew so much that he had filled 3 houses in Reykjavík,... More 

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