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Arbaer Open Air Museum

Kistuhylur 4, Reykjavik 110, Iceland
+354 411 6300
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kistuhylur 4, Reykjavik 110, Iceland
+354 411 6300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site is covered as part of the City Card and a great place to visit if you're into history. We went before the summer opening hours so it was a 1pm tour which lasted 2 hours. The guide was well informed and entertaining (who'd...More

1  Thank Alistair B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with a group so a museum guide took us through the exhibits. These were original and reproductions of the living quarters of early Icelanders. It was quite interesting, particularly so because the museum guide explained a lot of the history of what we...More

1  Thank WorldQuester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVED this place. The guided tour was awesome. I am sorry that the living history portion isn't open during the winter, but I am so glad that we ventured out for the hour long tour. Totally worth the bus ride from downtown. Learned so...More

3  Thank Sara M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the guided 1pm tour which is the only option in winter. Getting there on bus no. 5 was easy. Our guide was clearly an expert and passionate about the museum. He took us into several buildings (church, farmhouse, fisherman's house and townhouse), had...More

4  Thank Kim T
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Originally, this just seemed like something to do on a rainy and stormy afternoon, this tour turned out to be a pleasant and interesting surprise! Our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly lives and breathes the subject matter. We visited 4 different houses and caught...More

2  Thank Leeluu28
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We took part in the guided tour at 1am (runs Sept-May) as it is the only way to enter during winter time. Though it rained the whole time we were there, we had a good time. It was nice to see the different house types...More

2  Thank Binnur C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Me and my partner really enjoyed the place. The guide was clear and fun, the tour was not restrictive (we were able to explore the places at our own will in between the explanations) and it was beautiful. The only thing is that in winter...More

1  Thank Geneviève L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This place was just enough out of the way to make it hard to get to but not far enough that a tour company will take you. We braved the public transit and got there for their daily tour. You can get the bus from...More

4  Thank quincychic
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We enjoyed this, a nice domestic rural setting. Interesting display of historic buildings and contents in context.

1  Thank aivly
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is one of the nicest museums to stroll through in the summer and visit one house after another from different time periods in the Icelandic history- it gives you an excellent idea of how Icelanders lived and survived through centuries. In summer they have...More

1  Thank Sivva
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Does anyone know how long the guided tour takes? Thanks.
11 February 2017|
Response from Gudrunhs | Property representative |
Hi Nina, the guided tour is in English and it takes just over an hour. Best regards, Gudrun Helga Stefansdottir, marketing manager
we would like to visit your museum and go on the tour on February 20th. do we need to make a reservation for the tour? there will be four adults and one child......thank you!!! also what bus do you take from the center of the city and what stop do you get off at......thank you!!!
11 February 2017|
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Response from katnewyork |
sorry!!! I meant that to be an upvote!!! Thank you for responding!!! I appreciate it!!!!
Hi - We will be in Iceland in March. We may need a few smaller activities to fill a day when we aren't doing long days outside the city. Would you provide directions and suggestions to this museum? Thanks in advance!
6 January 2017|
Response from 405deano | Reviewed this property |
This was one of my favorite places in Iceland! I took a bus there so can't really give you directions but I'm sure people there will help you. Have a great time!