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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2256
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"icelandic history"
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"free lockers"
in 88 reviews
"modern times"
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"chronological order"
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"interesting artifacts"
in 39 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 116 reviews
"culture house"
in 40 reviews
"great overview"
in 53 reviews
"on display"
in 69 reviews
"early history"
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"audio guide"
in 63 reviews
"rainy day"
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"gift shop"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed yesterday

very nice museum which gives a great history of Iceland. Multi-media presentations that enhance one's visit. Worthwhile visit.

Thank oldermomma
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw the whole thing in an hour. They have some good medieval carvings and artifacts. It's $20 per person for admission so go if you want to support their mission...

Thank suntracker
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum. Worth a stop if it’s your first visit to Iceland. Provides a good overview of Icelandic history and culture. The 20th century exhibits felt a bit tacked on and out of place. The ancient artifacts are far superior.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a rainy Saturday afternoon (what else is there to do in Reykjavík in the rain?) and had a great time. Check the website because the museum offers *free* guided tours! Ours started at 11AM and lasts about an hour. Our tour guide...More

1  Thank raykz
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is at 11am every day- we stumbled into it and are incredibly glad we did. The museum is not very big- two floors- but it has some really cool artifacts that trace the development of the Icelandic nation. The tour made it so...More

Thank Mandy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses many treasures of Icelandic history but would benefit from improvements and updates. The lighting is poor and artifacts hard to see due to the glare from the backlit information next to the display cases. Even with the map, it was hard to...More

Thank curiousmomma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting artifacts of early Iceland and the history of Iceland. We were there only an hour before closing and I could have spent at least another hour looking through the building.

Thank LindaSeattle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a rainy day in Reykjavik this is something to do for sure. Opens at 10 and is a very well organized view into the making of the nation Iceland. Truly enjoyed it

Thank JensPerregaard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime I go there it's always as fun looking at every single thing. As an Icelander, I've been so often but everytime, it's always as fun.

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am glad I did go there to learn about Iceland: history and the people. The exhibition is not very huge but very informative from the Settlers until modern time. There is cafeteria, lockers, toilets and shop as well. Please visit this museum. Entrance fee...More

Thank Aragorn65
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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 Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.
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