The Natural History Museum in Bolungarvík
Vitastígur 3, 415 Bolungarvík
Telephone: 456-7507, fax: 456-7351
Office Ađalstrćti 21, telephone: 456-7005
From road to Tunnel in Óshlíđ
Posters show: "Frá vegi til ganga" opened on 25 September 2010 in the occasion of the opening Bolungarvíkur tunnel. In May 2013 a part of the exhibition was taken down due to other exhibitions being put up. Still, one part of the exhibition, the posters, remain in place.
Posters about the roads, avalancehes, rockfall and history of the road Óshlíđ and the tunnels. There is also a picture from the other tunnel in the Westfjords: Vestfjarđagöng.
The Skin Clothing Exhibition
The Skin Clothing Exhibition opened on 1 June 2013. Skin clothing, like the ones fisheremen used to wear, are on display, as well as some of the tools that were used to make them. Although the exhibition is only in Icelandic, it is very interesting as the photos, tools, clothes, videos along with other things on display really tell their own story.
Sandra Borg Bjarnadóttir set up an exhibition about the making of skin clothing like Icelandic fishermen used to wear a century ago. In 2011, Sandra made outer garments from sheep skin for the guides in Ósvör maritime museum. She also based her final project from IED in Rome, Italy, on skin clothing. At the exhibition there are skin clothes on display, as well as some of the tools that people used to make them with.
The Whalebones in Skrúđur
The whalebones exhibition opened on 17 June 2013. On display are jawbones from a blue whale, which used to form an arch in the botanical garden Skrúđur in Dýrafjörđur. Along with the whalebones, there is a series of posters that tell the story of the bones.
The whale bones on display at the exhibition are best known for having been a gateway to the botanical garden Skrúđur in Dýrafjörđur. At the exhibition you can read about the story of the bones, their origin, their arrival in Skrúđur and when and why they were taken down. You can also read about whales in general and old whaling stations in the Westfjords.