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Sightings of four species of sea monster have been reported at various sites around Iceland.  Known as the fjörulalli ( Shore Laddie ), hafmaður ( Sea Man ), skeljaskrímsli ( Shell Monster ) and faxaskrímsli ( Combed Monster / Sea Horse ), each has its own distinctive features. What makes Arnarfjördur unique, however, is that […]

Monster museum

The Museum is open daily from 10.00-18.00, may 15. – september 15. Guests aged 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The Monster Museum Tales of sea monsters have played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries and thousands of written accounts can be found all around the country. Today, […]