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At Hnjótur is a unique collection of old objects from the Westfjords which offers a clear insight into daily life in centuries past. Also on display are many items connected to the history of economic activity in the first half of the 20th century, not least fishing, including several boats. These objects provide a good insight into people’s struggle for survival and the resourcefulness it took to exist under harsh conditions.
Egill Ólafsson was born at Hnjótur and lived there all his life. He started collecting objects from the past at an early age and eventually established at Hnjótur one of the country’s most noteworthy museums. It comprises many objects found nowhere else and attests clearly to the foresight with which Egill was endowed. Acting aggressively, he succeeded in rescuing great cultural treasures which otherwise would have been lost forever.
The air relics part of the museum contains many interesting outdoor and indoor exhibits including the Russian Antonov aircraft AH-2. This is the only aircraft of its kind in a museum in the Nordic countries. The aircraft is a noteworthy piece, used beyond 1990 in Eastern Europe, and has an interesting history.


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