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National Museum of Iceland

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Address: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 530 2200
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful interior. Lots of very well displayed items. Lots of space over several floors. A good experience.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is on the smaller side of what many travellers would be used to but it's still interesting and informative. I thought the layout was well designed, everything flowed through nicely going from the beginning of Iceland to the modern ages of Iceland. I wouldn't say this museum is a must see but if you have a few extra... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Museum is one beyond compare. Instead of adopting the approach of "SHOW EVERYTHING" like several other national museums, this one shows the most important and visually representative pieces in a very clean and straightforward setting. The relatively compact museum allows you to then spend more time with each piece, without making you worry that you'll have to rush.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a group of friends for an afternoon to walk around and learn more about Iceland. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and there are several floors of historical artifacts. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum will give a very comprehensive history social economic and historical of Iceland. 2 to 2.5 hours would be more than adequate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very thoughtful museum that guests enough information to anyone with a fleeting interest in Icelandic history. Gives an excellent perspective to see Iceland the way it is today. Depending on the level of detail, the entire overview can take as little as an hour. Would recommend 2 hours though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lot of information about the viking settlers with several archeological items from the time, including human remains. Then, a chronological view of the centuries that follow including conversion to catholicism and luteranism until modern days.

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