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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the National museum. Lots of interesting exhibits and a mix of interactive and visual artefacts Nice cafe and gift shop with reasonable prices.

Thank britts1066
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a good display and information about Icelandic life over the centuries. When I was there it was mid-week in Dec, and there were very few visitors. It is a real mixture of things, from paintings to jewelery, to furniture - lots to keep...More

Thank PWStaffordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing museum. Great display of recovered artifacts and explanation. Want to know more about the way the early settlers lived and the impact of Christianity had on the Vikings. This is the place to aee

Thank Patty P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out, a lot of explanatory material in English, not so large that it is overwhelming. Two stories covers from founding in 874 to current times, recreation of original housing and interesting photo montages/films to illustrate

Thank Don-CindyLeigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is it. If you wanna know about Iceland and Icelandic history, you should definitely check this museum out. I'm not trying to exaggerate, it's just that I'm a museum guy, and this one is exactly what I was expecting. All information is in both...More

Thank ArturoMillan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The attention detail, depth of explanation of each exhibit and the variety of display kept us here for well over two hours, and we were on a tight schedule! There is a fine store and also small restaurant with a great array of quick meals...More

Thank Rcanaga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours in the museum which is quite small but well laid out and logical. There was a great emphasis placed on the move and progression of Christianity in Iceland but we felt less on the early settlers and Viking era/sagas. Worth...More

Thank SteveKathBla
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terribly cold weather on our final day in Iceland - this museum offered shelter and a great summary of Icelandic history. Learnt a great deal, amazing artefacts and multimedia exhibits. The Viking grave exhibition is to be recommended

Thank Lzmck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the museum. We are very keen on northern cultures and the Icelandic, and we found the museum to be very beautifully presented, as well as instructive and comfortable to visit. You will also get two tickets for the House of Culture with your...More

Thank jameswykeham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is fabulous! The early history of Iceland comes alive through skillfull displays of real artifacts and great organizing displays. It takes you from primitive beginnings to expansion of the farming and fishing communities. Then through the religious strife into the modern era. So...More

Thank Leesandro
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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!
1 July 2017|
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Response from Katie O | Reviewed this property |
9 February 2017|
Response from Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.