Fodor's Expert Review Bobby Fischer Center

Selfoss Family

In a beautiful old white house is this biographical museum with memorabilia from the 11th World Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer. The American earned the title when he defeated the Soviet chess grandmaster and reigning World Champion Boris Spassky in Reykjavík in the summer of 1972. Taking place at the height of the Cold War, it is considered by many to be the match of the 20th century. On display are items from the event and curios related to Fischer's time in Iceland from 2005 to 2008. Fischer is buried a few hundred meters away at the Laugardælir cemetery.

Family Historical History Museum

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Austurvegur 21
Selfoss, South  800, Iceland


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Rate Includes: ISK 1,000, Closed Sept.–May

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