Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection
One of the largest mineral collection of its kind in the world
This immense, intriguing mineral collection was founded by Petra Sveinsdóttir, who began looking for interesting rocks in the mountains around Stöðvarfjörður while still a child, and continued adding to her collection up into old age. Her home premises, including the garden, gradually became filled with rocks and minerals, just leaving room for a souvenir shop.
Petra's Stone and Mineral Collection has long been one of the favourite destinations of those travelling through East Iceland and welcomes about 40 to 50 thousand visitors each year.
This museum reflects the unique geographial position of East Iceland as the oldest part of Iceland.
The museum is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm in the summer (May - September) and Mon to Fri from 9 am to 3 pm in the winter (October and november and february to april).