About our museum

Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum …

… was opened on 17 August 2008 and it is one of the most beautiful natural history museums in the country, we only need 2 birds to own all the Icelandic breeding birds, one of them, the sea eagle, we have on loan from the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Akureyrarstofa, but the other is the Phalaropus fulicarius.

We have decided to close the museum for an indefinite period

For more information, you can contact  464-4477

Opening Hours

June 1 to August 31
at 12:00 to 17:00 every day

September 1 to October 31
at 14:00 to 16:00 every day

November 1 to May 14
at 14:00 to 16:00


Adults: 1.800 kr
Children: 7 – 14 years 1.000 kr
Children 0 – 6 years Free
Seniors:  1.000 kr
Groups, more than 10: 1.500 kr (each)

Mývatn and Laxá are known for their rich and varied bird life, especially there are many ducks and other waterfowl. 14 species of ducks nest there, which is unique in the Northern Hemisphere. The density is high and the species composition is unique.

You can watch birds by the lake all year round. In winter, there are large watches where swans, housewives, yellows and shrews stay. The migratory birds will arrive in April. The most enjoyable time by the lake is May and June, but there is a lot to do all summer.


Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum has many strong sponsors

We are here

Ytri-Neslönd, 660 Mývatn

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