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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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  • Average9%
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"icelandic history"
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"free lockers"
in 76 reviews
"modern times"
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"chronological order"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"couple of hours"
in 114 reviews
"great overview"
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"on display"
in 66 reviews
"audio guide"
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"early history"
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"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"entrance fee"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed the tour (in English) and learned a lot about Icelandic history. A very nice museum with good facilities.

Thank MSR_KC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A smaller museum but compact well organised. Lots of interesting items on display revealing fascinating information on how Iceland came to be. A welcome cafe as we walked there but caught bus back into centre from across the road. Downstairs are a cloakroom and lockers...More

Thank sian1955
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Reviewed 3 days ago

National Museum of Iceland is the best place where you can learn some facts about Iceland history. I found it very interesting. I would recommend it for better understanding of Iceland.

Thank paveleimont
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were shut down on our Golden Circle Tour because of snow and made a day of seeing the best museums in Reykjavik. This one was great it was a walking history and culture - we learned a lot and enjoyed the exhibits.

Thank Joep63
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The largest of the 3, the other 2 being the Culture House and the Settlement Exhibition, this museum gives an abbreviated narrative of the development of the nation from the political and historic perspective, using some outstanding artifacts. All signage is in 4 languages and...More

Thank sandlun
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited this excellent museum in May 2017. It's full of interesting artifacts that are well presented in a comprehensive timeline from prehistory to the present. They give you a deeper insight in the history and the way of life in Iceland,...More

Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Entry comes free with your Reykjavik card and this place kind'a sums up the history of Iceland and you can spend 2-3 hours here. There is a great café so if you are looking for a snack, tea/coffee, cake this is working visiting. It's very...More

Thank toddman572001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great museum and well laid out. You can spend an hour if you just walked through. And a full day if you read everthing they have. The museum starts wih pre-history and takes you up through time to the present. There are...More

Thank tradIndy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately we showed up a little late and we only had about an hour before the museum closed, but there is a ton of stuff to see, and it is all very interesting. Like some others have said, the museum is poorly lit, and it's...More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum was within walking distance of the hotel we were staying at so we decided to visit. It’s a beautiful building, chock full of artefacts of Iceland and explaining the story of the country. A good pace to visit on a wintery day.

Thank vickyham
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Michele P
10 October 2017|
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Response from jorgensentraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, clearly this depends on a variety of factors (interest, knowledge, with kids..?), but as a general suggestion; try 2 hrs and add a coffee break. Enjoy!
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1 July 2017|
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9 February 2017|
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Response from Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.
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