BREIÐDALSSETUR - Science and heritage centre
Located in Breiðdalsvík's oldest house „Gamla Kaupfélagið“, built in 1906:
Breiðdalssetur facilitates earth and literary research activities focused on East Iceland, as well as hosting exhibitions on geology, linguistics and local history.
The exhibitions are about:
The geology of Norðfjarðargöng tunnel, newest tunnel in Iceland, science and the mineral Iceland spar, the writer and linguist Stefán Einarsson from Breiðdalur valley (1897-1972), the geology and minerals of the Eastern Fjords and the world famous British volcanologist George P.L.Walker (1926-2005).
Occasionally Breiðdalssetur centre is also called „the Walker Centre“.
Open by appointment
Entrance fee 500 kr.