Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

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Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft
Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft
This fascinating museum is located in a former farmhouse in the small village of Holmavik along the east coast of the Westfjords. As well as positing some interesting facts (most of the witches in Iceland were men, for example), it also showcases some fascinating and downright bizarre exhibits, including wooden stakes carves with ancient runes, animal skulls used in rituals, and—the most sinister of all—a pair of "necropants," trousers made from the dried skin of a man that were used as part of a spell that supposedly brought wealth to the wearer. A connected museum, a turf-roofed Sorcerer’s Cottage, lies farther along the coast in Bjarnarfjörður.
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Hólmavík, Iceland
+354 897 6525
Sun - Sat 9am - 6pm