Tales of sea monsters have played a colourful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries, and several written accounts of them can be found all around the country. Today, these elusive creatures have been given a worthy home at the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum, located in the village of Bildudalur on the shores of Arnarfjörður fjord, said to be one of the most prolific centres of monster activity in the country.
Visitors to the Sea Monster Museum can watch these remarkable creatures spring to life through a lively mix of words, images and videos that together create an action-packed multimedia display culminating in a spectacular interactive plinth.
First hand accounts from eye witnesses are joined on screen by academic theories on the nature of sea monsters, while a variety of relics and artefacts relating to this mysterious branch of zoology appear throughout the museum as tangible evidence for their existence.
And to feed monster appetites, the museum cafeteria offers a tasty range of light refreshments and snacks.
The entrance fee is 1.250 kr pr person and the opening time is 15th of may to the 15th of september.