Safn Samúels Jónssonar

Westfjords, Iceland
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At the entrance of Selárdalur valley is the unique museum of Samúel Jónsson (1884-1969). Samúel has been called “the artist with the child’s heart.” When he retired, he built an art museum and a church, made models of distant landmark buildings, and painted beautiful works of art in Selárdalur, despite not having had any schooling in art or the opportunity to travel. Outside the buildings is an interesting sculpture garden that features many of Samúel Jónsson’s concrete sculptures. The sculptures are scattered throughout the garden and often integrated into the surrounding landscape. The picturesque settings of Arnarfjörður provide the perfect backdrop for all kinds of filming, showcasing the stunning landscapes that inspired Samúel’s simple-hearted artistry.

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The museum is on the main road leading to the peninsula. The road is rough gravel but suitable for all vehicles.
Public transportation unavailable
There is no public transportation available in this area
Car recommended
Unchallenging terrain accessible by car
Good phone coverage
Generally good phone coverage without any major interruptions
Not needed
Guide is not needed

Services nearby

Nearest hospital is in Ísafjörður, 140 km away in the Westfjord region. The town of Þingeyri is 19.5 km away, with most services required.
< 30 km
Gas station
< 30 km
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km


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You need a two-way permit. From the government and from the museum at the location.
Shooting requires both the permission from the property owner and the local government permit

Basecamp and facilities

There are several buildings within 3 km radius. There are also fields and great spaces around the museum. Basic facilities and a small café can be found at this location.

Risk factors

The road towards the museum can be treacherous and impassable during winter.


A medium tourist attraction.

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