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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 yesterday via mobile

Interesting museum depicting the history of Iceland. Museum is accessible and well laid out. Two floors of artifacts and displays laid out in chronological order. Nice variety of artifacts in well marked displays. All signs and information in English.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed yesterday

Great spot to visit. I'm sure you could spend a lot of time here. We only stayed for a short time, but we really enjoyed what we saw while we were there. Great spot to hide form the wind and cold too!

Thank Rob H
Reviewed yesterday

A rainy day in Reykjavik had us wondering what to do, when we came across the museum only a short walk from our accommodation in a crazy wind storm. We were just looking for something indoors although pleasantly surprised. The museum is set out well...More

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are some very interesting parts of the museum-- most of those were the audio/video discussions. We listened to all of those in full. Somehow, this museum not as compelling as others we've seen. Artifacts are OK... the religious ones were particularly impressive. We found...More

Thank alvalady
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is quite informative about the history of Iceland, a must visit if you wish to learn about Iceland history, early settlers and how things changes from then on... It was a nice experience... And it won't take much of your time, 2-3 hrs...More

Thank Rahul V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Will recommend to prepare a lot of time here, since there is a lot of information and things to see. My friend and I spent about an hour here and did not read nearly all of the boards. We went here on a Sunday and...More

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum is devided into 3 sections on Icelandic history. The first floor has objects from the year 800-1600 and an exhibition on the relations between Iceland and the rest of the world. The second floor displays objects from 1600-now. Medieval history is my thing...More

Thank exploringwithjune
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent, unfortunately, only a couple of hours looking at exhibits. Well worth the small entry fee. Very informative with information in English too.

Thank Trasak
Reviewed 4 days ago

There was a carefully presented display of the first settlement in 870 and the archeological finds which showed how they lived. I was a hard life, especially with half the population dying of plague, famine, more plague, volcanic eruptions and fighting between rival chieftains. Eventually...More

Thank Varty_10
Reviewed 4 days ago

The National Museum is excellent. We spent a morning here and could have spent more time. The exhibits really draw you into Icelandic history. This is well worth your time while in Iceland

Thank Karen V
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Michele P
9 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!
30 June 2017|
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Response from Katie O | Reviewed this property |
8 February 2017|
Response from Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.