Welcome to the War and Peace Museum

Here you will experience the unique and remarkable history of the occupation period in Iceland 1940-45.

Our exhibition tells the story of how a peaceful countryside was transformed, in the context of world events and its importance to the victory of the Allies in World War II. At our Museum you will see high-quality collection of artefacts from this time and feel the memories from this fateful times of upheaval.

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Memorial and Memorial Museum

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pictures from war and peace museum

The Small hall 360°

Smellið á mynd

The big hall 360°

Smellið á mynd

Hope for Peace

In 2017 we uncovered the Hope for Peace, a statue gifted and created by the russian artist Vladimir Alexandrovich Surotsev.

occupation in pictures