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Located at most of the larger and more popular nature sites.  

Museums and cultural establishments, visitor centers provide information and the chance to purchase souvenirs.

Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre
Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre is a regional institute of natural research and is based in Sandgerði. It was established in the year 2000 and is one of eight regional Nature Centres in Iceland. The institutes main focus is on ecology of marine invertebrates, exotic species in Icelandic waters, avian studies, and shoreline monitoring. The centre is also involved in various teaching programs for all educational levels. Southwest Iceland Nature Research Centre shares research facilities and housing with The Sudurnes Science and Learning Center and The University of Iceland‘s Research Centre in Sudurnes and are many of the researches done in collaboration between the institutes.
Aurora Basecamp
Aurora Basecamp is a one-of-a-kind facility, offering guests the chance to experience a real-time, indoor simulation of the Northern Lights, in a warm and relaxing environment. From there, our expert guides lead you out into the Icelandic night, and if the conditions are right you’ll get breathtaking views and photos of the real thing! Located just 20 minutes from Reykjavik, Aurora Basecamp provides a comfortable and inviting setting for the perfect Northern Lights experience.
KVIKAN - House of Culture and Natural Resources
Kvikan is the cultural house of Grindavík. Diverse cultural activities take place in Kvikan e.g., events, performances, lectures, choir rehearsals and so much more. Kvikan announces its events on its Facebook page. On the second floor of the building is the exhibition “Saltfish in the history of the nation”. The exhibition should be interesting for foreign tourists, informative for schoolers, and enjoyable for all who want to know about the industry here. As the 18th century progressed, and deck ships began to replace rowing ships, salted cod became Iceland's main export. Until then, wading and crawling had been the basis of foreign trade. With the advent of trawlers, salted cod processing became an important industry, and salted cod has ever since played a very significant role in the economy's performance. The exhibition takes you through the history of the salted cod and lets you experience the journey of all the stages involved to make and transport the product.   Informative: Texts in the exhibition are in both Icelandic and English Coffee and tea (including bathroom fee) – 250 kr. Bathroom fee – 100 kr. No entry fee for the exhibition   Opening hours 15. May – 31. August      Every day from 11:00am – 17:00pm 1. September – 14. May Everyday but Sunday from 11:00am – 17:00pm It is also possible for groups to come outside of opening hours by arangement.
Reykjanes Geopark visitor center
The Reykjanes geopark visitors’ center is located in the Duus museum, Reykjanesbæ. The visitors’ center has an exhibition on the geology of the Reykjanes peninsula and its unique geology.  A great place to get information about what you are seeing and experiencing when traveling in Reykjanes.  The opening hours of the visitor center is the same as for the Duus museum. All the relevant information can be found on their webiste: www.duusmuseum.is  
Duus Museum - Cultural Center
Duus Museum is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær where you can experience diverse exhibitions and cultural activities all year round. The museum houses exhibition halls for the Art Museum of Reykjanesbær and Heritage Museum of Reykjanesbær which offer new and exciting exhibitions throughout the year. The Reykjanes Maritime Center displays a collection of over 100 model boats built by the skipper Grímur Karlsson. A Tourist Information and Reykjanes Geopark Visitor Center are also located in the museum. We are open every day from 12:00 – 17:00.