Not that I need one, but now I have a definite reason for returning to Iceland. It has more offbeat museums than any other place I’ve been. I didn’t realize this when I was there, but I picked up a small booklet named The Iceland Museum Guide 2015 and found what follows.
In Stokkseyri, The Ghost Center. It features all of Iceland’s most famous phantoms. Apparently a separate museum, Icelandic Wonders is a place dedicated to elves, trolls, and Northern Lights. Guests get to walk into a troll cave. Damn!
In Selfoss, the Bobby Fischer Center. This chess phenonenon moved to Iceland and is buried near this center devoted to him and his career. This is also a local chess clubhouse that offers lectures.
In Akureyri, Sverrir’s Sundry Collection. I missed my chance to see this appliance and household museum with a collection of gramophone needles because it’s only opened from mid-May to Mid-September. &%#*⇓!
In Blönduós, the Sea Ice Center. In an old wooden house, this place “holds an assortment of information on sea ice” and tells about Iceland’s continuing struggle with it.
In Isafjördur, the Accordion Museum. The description of it promises a unique collection. ‰
In Flateyri, The Nonsense Museum. Here’s everyone’s chance to see police caps, specially packed sugar cubes, wartime tobacco packets, Pez dispensers, etc. Trust me, this is not the weirdest one! However, it’s close. Read on.
In Reykholt, the Icelandic Goat Center where you might get to meet Casanova, who guested on Game of Thrones. He was seen running away from a dragon. 180 different types of roses grow in IGC’s garden.
Cue the drumroll. Here’s the weirdest of them all. In Reykjavik, the Icelandic Phallological Museum. Yes. a museum devoted to the penis with a collection of phallic specimens!!!!!