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.

Opening Hours

June 1 to August 24
at 9:00 to 18:00 every day

August 25 to October 31
at 12:00 to 17:00 every day

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

Admission

Adults: 1.500 kr
Children: 7 – 14 years 800 kr
Children 0 – 6 years Frítt
Seniors:  800 kr
Groups, more than 10: 1.200 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.

Sponsors

Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum has many strong sponsors

We are here

Ytri-Neslönd, 660 Mývatn

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