Skagafjörður Church and Settlement Survey


Over 45,000 visitors to Glaumbaer In 2016


Visitors to the museums

Visitors to the museums

The Glaumbær turf house museum has welcomed over 45,000 visitors this year.  You can see the full Icelandic article at Below is a Google English translation.

That number is more than 10% of the population of Iceland (324,000), but only a little over 3% of the 1.2 million or so tourists that visit the island.


Growing number of Visitors

If visitors Víðimýri are included museum workers have received 57,828 visitors in 2016. Visitors Víðimýri was 8,308, a slight increase from last year. Guests Heritage The House was 4,518, which is double the previous year and guests in the old town in Glaumbær was 45,002. The highest increase in the number of visitors in the old town in Glaumbær in April, May, September and October. Doubling the number of reviews Heritage House explained that no entrance fee was taken into the events, this year and the increase was the tourists who went on Sauðárkrók year. summer compared to the year before.
If stays checked everywhere in Skagafjörður, where performances are more or less based on a collection of artifacts from Regional Folk Museum, as the emigration Emigration Center and the Historical Center of Icelandic horse at Hólar, the visitors 57974. If Víðimýri added 66,828 visitors visited the exhibition and archaeological remains as a museum linked in 2016.

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in the economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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