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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2256
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2256
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"icelandic history"
in 341 reviews
"free lockers"
in 85 reviews
"modern times"
in 48 reviews
"chronological order"
in 43 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 38 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 114 reviews
"culture house"
in 40 reviews
"great overview"
in 53 reviews
"on display"
in 68 reviews
"audio guide"
in 63 reviews
"early history"
in 29 reviews
"rainy day"
in 76 reviews
"gift shop"
in 99 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 113 reviews
"few hours"
in 81 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 32 reviews
"exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday

Incredible museum. Artifacts and pieces from the earliest settlements of Iceland to modern times. A must visit for this coming to Iceland.

Thank Kit M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a great morning here and came out informed about and interested in Iceland’s history and culture. The settlement section is particularly well done but, throughout, the mix of objects and various standard and multimedia commentary indicates top-class museum training. I do have one...More

Thank Douglas T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even for me, with limited interest in o5er countries’ history, this was very well done. Two floors in chronological order of the history of Iceland including some interesting technology and presentations. Not overwhelming and covered life, beliefs, church, government, etc. nice gift shop. Also houses...More

Thank Janyce M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a well laid out museum with excellent information that doesn’t overload you too much. A definite must see for a good overview of Icelandic history and art.

Thank chaosLythamStAnnes
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an excellent history museum. It walks you through Iceland's interesting and difficult past to rise to a modern country. You'll need to plan several hours here and you will not be bored at all. A nice little cafe is here as well.

Thank sncathome
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum offered the full array of Icelandic history in an easy to navigate space. I was surprised by the amount of space given to religious art and history.

Thank MCCMILL
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice way to spend time learning about the history of Iceland. Modern and well laid out building. Easy access.

Thank Valli C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a very interesting and well laid out museum this is. We spent a good couple of hours meandering around here learning about the journey of Icelanders over the last 1000 years. Some very interesting artefacts, some 1000 and more years old. Everything is labelled...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this museum on the city card. We only had 1hr 45 min because we packed it into a full day of other Reykjavik sites. Could have spent longer here happily. They have lots of actual relics to look at. Definitely the highlight...More

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was well worth the time to go through it. It is ultra modern and well done. Really gives you an overview of icelandic history. Plan to be there for at least 4 hours to do it justice! Easy to get there on the hop...More

Thank Marrei24
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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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Response from Katie O | Reviewed this property |
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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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