The exhibition presents birds in Icelandic nature and culture in a novel and creative manner. The exhibition focuses on the needs of children, but is also of significant interest to adults. This is where play and study go hand in hand. Many exhibition objects can be handled, and it is possible to carry out simple experiments. The presentation of the exhibition deliberately avoids the scientific taxonomy and solemnity which often characterises nature exhibitions and museums. The exhibition comprises science, folklore and superstition relating to Icelandic birds, and features some surprising phenomena. It can be said for sure that BIRDLAND is an exhibition, where birds finally "come out of the closet".
There are attractive walking routes from Húsabakki and Dalvík around the Svarfaðardalur Nature Reserve with placards and bird observation points.
Open in summer 12-17 and in winter by arrangement.
Reservation phones for groups are: 466 1551
The museum of Dalvík
The museum´s collection comprises thousands of items, most of them contributed by local people in Dalvík, Svarfaðardalur and Árskógsströnd. They include various tools and furnishing that provide an insight into life and work around Dalvík and the history of the community, in addition to items of art and craft made by local people. The natural history collection contains a large number of Icelandic birds and mammals, including a polar bear. The museum includes exhibits on a number of people from Svarfaðardalur who became nationally famous; Jóhann Pétursson known as ,,the Gigant" and the Icelandic president Dr. Kristján Eldjárn.
Open every day during the summer from 11:00-18:00.
The public Library and Information Centre
The public library is located in the culural house Berg and is open every day. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the facilities. With a library card you have access of a diverse collection og books suitable for everybody, adults and children, as well as educational and children´s materials on dvd. If you don´t have a library card you are, of course, welcome to visit us and enjoy our collection of books on site. Internet connections are available. When travelling in Dalvík, the library is a nice and quiet place to go to.
Open Monday - Thurday from 12:00-18:00
Open Friday from 12:00-17:00
Open Monday - Friday from 11:00-18:00
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-17:00
Söngvökur, söngskemmtun fyrir litla og stóra hópa. Tel. 466 1855 eða 862 6155
Singing in a small church of Tjörn in Svarfaðardal. Available for small and large groups.
Gallerí Máni, Tel. 869 8702
Gallerí Dóttir Skraddarans, gallery og vinnustofa. Tel. 897 1034
Gallerí Stjarnan – Gallerí Sigga búð, Tel. 866 0556 (Sigga) og 867 3819 (Kapý). Opið miðvikudaga, fimmtudaga og föstudaga frá kl. 14:30-17:00.