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National Museum of Iceland

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Address: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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10:00 - 17:00
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A bit outside the pedestrian area, the national museum is worth the high entry fee. Easy to follow chronological displays from 1000 to the present. Great artifacts and very... read more

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bit outside the pedestrian area, the national museum is worth the high entry fee. Easy to follow chronological displays from 1000 to the present. Great artifacts and very informative displays. Take 2 hours. It's the one thing we were very glad we spent money on

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to know more about the history of Iceland this is the place to be. Spend a couple hours learning from the time Iceland was discovered to present day.

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Hamilton, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

From start to finish, this museum is worth the visit. Takes only about 1.5 hours (could do it in less if you don't read everything like I did). Gives a complete history of Iceland and its peoples. I learned a lot. Wish my husband had had the chance to go as well.

Thank 1960trishm
Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably would not have visited if not included in my tour but was glad I did. Small... you can do the entire place in an hour or 2. Good representation of the history of the country. Could use some updates.

Thank jaxhc6477
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is divided into the different eras of Iceland history with many pieces to examine.Gives a very informative view of the Iceland history.

Thank Tony K
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you care at all about learning the culture and understanding the country, this should be your first stop! We went on our first day in town and I found it to be very informative and it helped us with the rest of our trip, both with understanding what we were seeing in daily life in Iceland and understanding the... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Port Jefferson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The two exhibit floors (above a lobby entrance) house many exhibits that highlight the early history and some of the modern period of Iceland. There are models of ships, housing, instruments and scale models of segments of the early island history as well as many religious and other cultural works of the early period. Considering the relatively short history of... More 

Thank Mark K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum with a great arrangement and layout! Definitely would recommend to spend a few hours there

Thank adamhoefs
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like history and like to read in museums, this is the place for you. I strolled through looking at the artifacts but got tired of reading. But it is a nice museum.

Thank 480teresa
Jaco, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has artifacts from Iceland's early settlers to the 1970's. They have an excellent video depicting the political evolvement of the country from it's first Nordic settlers to it's current government. I would put this on the must see list for Reykjavik.

Thank hadani43

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