Women of Iceland. A museum in the land of fire and ice, for celebrating women brave and wise, with the sun in their hearts, and the sky in their eyes. 

Thomas Allocca

Museum Women of Iceland


The Museum "Women of Iceland" is a private project in the town of Ólafsfjörður, a fishing and tourist town in northeastern Iceland, at the mouth of the fjord Eyjafjörður. Created by Ida Semey, with Lára Stefánsdóttir, Kolbrún Elfa Sigurðardóttir, and local Rotary Club, the museum is aimed to keep alive the memory of the ancestral women of Ólafsfjörður, the founders and the strength of the local society, when between the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century their men were almost all year round fishing, and daily activities were carried out by mothers and grandmothers, in harsh climate conditions, without any modern comfort and social healthcare or security service. The museum will tell the story of women with a remarkable sense of community, above all when their men didn't return from sea. It will tell the story of Iceland.

concept 2023