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National Museum of Iceland

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Address: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 530 2200
10:00 - 17:00
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A good way to spend 3-4 hours

A short walk from the centre of town with reasonable entry charge this is well worth a visit. Covers the history and develoopment of Iceland from 950ad to present. Small enough... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Terry L
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short walk from the centre of town with reasonable entry charge this is well worth a visit. Covers the history and develoopment of Iceland from 950ad to present. Small enough to enjoy with enough detail to keep the interest. Coffee shop etc on site too.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is nothing like the Louvre, British Museum, or El Prado, but is is quaint and educational - like Iceland. Plan for 1 to 2 hours to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The National Museum of Iceland is a great place to learn about Iceland, Icelanders, saga and culture. It is very well located in the city center, has a cafè, free lockers, museum shop and a warm welcome.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If one visits only one thing in Reykjavik, it should be this museum. The museum is absolutely state of the art in museology with wonderful collections depicting the prehistory and history of Iceland. Nothing we saw in Reykjavik could equal this museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the museum because we had some extra time and also because we were travelling with a 6-year-old who, we figured, would have fun in the museum's kids' area. We got lucky - they had 2 for 1 event for the museum admission on the day that we visited. It is very informative, everything is well explained, the exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by here one afternoon for a couple of hours to learn about Icelandic culture and history. There are many exhibits on show and it was really fascinating. A great way to spend a few hours if you are visiting. I believe it cost 1500isk entry but it was worth it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is all a little small, but included on the city card. I don't remember anything that stood out strongly to me here (I blame jet lag mostly, but it was only 2 days ago) but I don't remember disliking it either. For the most part it didn't feel super unique to Iceland and felt more like the things I... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner wanted to visit and I'm so glad we did. We spent between 3-4 hours in the museum and there was loads to see without it being too crowded. Plenty of displays as well as online information. Loads of culture and Icelandic history from settlement right up to current day

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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By no means a large museum but one with a lot to say!. Well laid out and excellently described for international visitors. Major focus is on the settlement and great emphasis on the religious link with Denmark. Visual presentations are good and a hands on room for the children(and adults) to dress up. No great hassle to move on due... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great start to our trip in Iceland. The exhibits are very well kept and are organized in an easy to follow sequence. There is so much you can learn here about Iceland since the very early ages. This place gives you a pretty good insight on the country's history, culture, and ancestry. The entrance is 1500kr, about... More 

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