History holds importance for people here and numerous museums provide the present generation with information relating to centuries gone by and the ancestors’ struggle for survival. The Þingeyjarsýsla District Museum has exhibitions in three locations; The Museum House in Húsavík, Grenjaðarstaður in Aðaldalur valley and Snartarstaðir by Kópasker. Folk Museums can also be found at Mánárbakki on Tjörnes point and at Sauðaneshús on Langanes peninsula.
Among specialized museums in the region are the Transportation Museum at Ystafell, Sigurgeir’s Bird Collection by Mývatn, the Whale Museum in Húsavík, District Archives, Natural History Collection, Maritime Museum and Photograph and Film archives in the Museum House in Húsavík. In addition there are several interesting exhibitions, as in Gljúfrastofa by Ásbyrgi, summer exhibition inn Gallerý Yst Bragginn nearby Kópasker,Laxárstöð in Aðaldalur, Kiðagil in Bárðardalur and the Earthquake Center in Kópasker.