Entrance to the Skyrland Exhibition in Selfoss in South Iceland | Iceland Culture Experience
Learn about the rich culture of Iceland with this interactive exhibition in Selfoss that pays tribute to one of the most beloved superfoods in the country. Locals and tourists who want a unique experience in the land of fire and ice while immersing in history will love exploring the Skyrland exhibition.
You’ll find the Skyrland exhibition in the Old Dairy food hall of Selfoss town, a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik covering 34 miles (55 kilometers). Selfoss lies along the banks of the Olfusa river, one of the largest rivers in Iceland.
This admission ticket doesn’t include a pick-up, so you must arrange your transfer to the attraction separately. Fortunately, it’s easy to navigate Skyrland as it is along the Golden Circle and ring road route through South Iceland.
The tour starts as soon as you arrive at the food hall. You will meet your guide here, who will give you an overview of the museum. As you explore the area, you can ask the guide about the displays before roaming on your own.
The Skyrland exhibition revolves around Iceland’s unique superfood called skyr. This Icelandic delicacy is similar to yogurt but has a milder flavor and creamier texture.
Besides its rich taste, skyr is significant to the culture of the Nordic country. The Icelandic delicacy is tied with the nation’s history as it has been around since the first Viking settlers arrived 1,000 years ago. Through this exhibition, you’ll learn more about its importance.
Inside the Skyrland, you’ll see interactive panels showing the vast timeline of Icelandic history, from the first settlers to the modern day. The connecting thread between the eras is skyr, and you will be able to learn all about the process of making skyr and how it affected Icelandic culture.
One of the highlights of the small exhibition is the “box of summer,” which details the process of farming in Iceland. You can step inside the box, smell the scent of summer through the lush grasses, and take photos of the miniature turf.
Another fun display of the Skyrland museum is the model of a mythological cow that is said to be the source of skyr and other Icelandic dairy products. Children, in particular, will enjoy this exhibition because of its colorful floating orbs.
To cap off nearly an hour of sightseeing inside the exhibition, you will have a skyr tasting in the food hall. Enjoy this Icelandic superfood packed with essential nutrients like protein and calcium. Also included in your ticket is a discount on the Isey Skyr Bar, where you can try more skyr meals and other Icelandic dishes.
After touring the Skyrland exhibition, you may continue exploring Selfoss town and nearby attractions or find your way back to Reykjavik.
Don’t miss the chance to learn about Iceland’s history, culture, and farming, with delicious skyr food and beverage in your package at the Skyrland exhibition. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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This tour only covers admission to the exhibition and doesn't include pick-up from any location like Reykjavik.