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National Museum of Iceland

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Address: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2200
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10:00 - 17:00
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US$42.98*
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Great Artifacts, Poor Lighting

We enjoyed this museum thoroughly, but I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 due to the number of light bulbs that were burned out. It was hard to see some of the details of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this museum thoroughly, but I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 due to the number of light bulbs that were burned out. It was hard to see some of the details of the artifacts and the captions below to learn more about what we were seeing. I would recommend the audio tour (300 ISK) as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got here with less than an hour to see the museum. We got through half of it quickly but they have a very extensive chronological look into Iceland's complete development from Viking settlement to modern society. There's also a small children's playroom, where they can put on making outfits. It's not too big only a couple floors of things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum about the history of Iceland. Well worth the price seeing that it includes another entrance fee to a sister museum, free storage lockers, and easy access to the city. Plan to spend about 2-3 h here to get a full and comprehensive overview of Iceland's history. Lots of artifacts, many in excellent condition for all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great museum. So much to see, read and understand about Iceland. We took young children (9&11) and they really enjoyed it too. We all learned so much and had a great afternoon there. Would recommend to any visit. Cost about £25 for the visit and well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is underrated! The $17 admission fee is steep, but includes a ticket to the sister museum for another day. There are also FREE lockers in the basement, which is awesome for not having to lug around your heavy jacket/purse/wet umbrella through the hold museum. There is a gorgeous Viking collection that was very interesting, as well as a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside this is possibly the drabbest museum building ever, but the inside is really nice, visually engaging, and surprisingly rich with cultural artifacts. Expect to spend no more than two hours here, but you'll get a pretty good overview of the history of Iceland. Kids under 18 are free, which is a nice bonus for families.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of information about Iceland history and just a good place to spent time during heavy rain outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice museum to see on a rainy day! They have free lockers downstairs to put coats and a small backpack into so you don't have to tote around while enjoying the exhibits. This building has a special (rotating) exhibit and 2 floors of the regular museum plus a cafe. They also gave us free tickets to another museum but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This should be a must see on any visit to Reykjavik. Museum provides and good intoduction to the history of Iceland through numerous exhibts showing the country and the way of life of the people from its first settlers through today. Especially interesting are stories of immigrants to Iceland. There is a lot to see so allow at least 3... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before an afternoon tour and decided to go here. Very impressed, well laid out displays and very informative of Iceland's heritage. Really enjoyable couple of hours

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