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National Museum of Iceland

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Address: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2200
10:00 - 17:00
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Vikings galore!

Some beautiful exhibitions, only 4* because it's a little pricey but a lovely place to visit with free lockers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some beautiful exhibitions, only 4* because it's a little pricey but a lovely place to visit with free lockers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there when it was raining outside, wasn't expecting to have a place and a locker to store my wet gear and rucksack. That made the visit so rewarding to be able to walk around and not worrying about the wet gear. The museum is a must if you are for the first time in Iceland, and want to know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was well worth a couple of hours to put Icelandic history and timeline in perspective. Extra bonus, unlike some museums, plenty of opportunities to sit and take a weight off your feet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a little way out of the downtown centre. There is a charge of approx 1500kr. The visit will last about 2 hours. There is a coffee shop there as well. There are a few levels to see but there is a lift. You can leave your coat and there are lockers for your bags.

Thank Pauline W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An outstanding museum with wonderful artifacts from all periods of Iceland's past. They have an outstanding program available on computers on the third floor which one can browse through, picking out ispecific nterests you might have in Iceland's past. Very good cafe with wonderful oatmeal cookies.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wealth of information about history of Iceland. Wonderful artifacts, information and lovely and warm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a permanent collection of wonderful ancient and Medieval artifacts. We also saw a wonderful photographic exhibition, Entrance was a little pricey, but Iceland is pretty pricey for most things...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. Ambitiously made and easy to get lost for hours, absorbing the knowledge. As the name indicated it is a museum about Icelandic history from the first settlers and the vikings to modern day even. Some short term shows are also for display. There was a great exhibition on the feminist movement for the 100 years of women voting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

...then go here. It has an excellent, comprehensive selection of exhibits from Icelandic history, ranging from the first settlements to the present day. It's informative and interactive, a good choice for anyone wanting an introduction into Icelandic history and culture. It's a bit pricey - 1500 krona per adult - but this seems to be the norm amongst museums/attractions in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum but expensive to visit. We spent over two hours visiting both floors and gained an insight into both the history and culture of Iceland and its population

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