Hofsós, one of oldest trading places in Iceland, where there is also one of oldest houses in Iceland (1777), Pakkhúsið (Warehouse), in the keeping of the National Museum since 1954.
In another old store, built 1910 is the Icelandic Emigration Centre. It was founded in 1996 and dedicated to commemorate Icelandic emigrants to North America and to promote connections between their descendants and the people of Iceland. The Centre now offers four exhibits in three separate buildings, as well as a genealogical information service, library facilities and more. The exhibitions combine text, photographs and tableaux to illustrate the conditions in Iceland that influenced the decision to emigrate, the journey to the ‘New World’ and the new way of life they encountered.