Nature & sorcery in North Iceland
Hólmavík is a small village on the Steingrímsfjörður fjord and has been a commercial centre for more than a century. Memorials to the poet Stefán frá Hvítdal and one-time prime minister, Hermann Jónsson are in the village.
The village’s oldest house has been rebuilt and now houses a restaurant where you can see old photos of the village.
Also in Hólmavík is the award-winning Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, which will give you an unforgettable introduction to the mystical world of supernatural Iceland. Here you can learn about old Viking traditions, occult practices, superstitions, sorcery, runic designs, witch hunts and nábrók, also known as “necropants.” In fact the museum has a genuine pair of nábrók on display for you to gaze at while learning about the ritual of wearing another person’s skin as pants in hopes of gaining never-ending wealth… you’ll have to visit the museum to learn the full story behind this macabre article of clothing.View The Westfjords