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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 1 week ago

A worthwhile stop. The restaurant at the top had a complete 360 degree view over the town. Need to view when it is still light to take good photos.

Thank allicat3232
Reviewed 1 week ago

If history is your thing then I highly recommend this museum, which covers Iceland's history from its founding circa 874 to the present day. We found ourselves completely drawn into the story of a determined people building a thriving nation and successful state in an...More

Thank dcbenson67
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting stop to make. Lots of history and interesting artifacts. Problem for us was the displays were so poorly-lit that they were difficult to appreciate, even when there was additional lighting to the display.

Thank Kzpeiffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny place, we decided that for $20 each it was just too much when most national museums are free throughout the world.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum building was nice and light but the exhibition was small and rather modest; not versatile. I was happy to get a glimpse of the Icelandic fine arts.

Thank Tapio R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of original artifacts well presented. Worth a visit. Available on the city pass ticket for no additional fee.

Thank francis v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like everything in Reykjavik, this museum does a professional job, shows a lot of good exhibits about the history of Iceland and has friendly staff. You can spend a couple of hours here and get a very nice background about Iceland.

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not a very large museum, but it does give you a good sense of the history of Iceland. It took us about 2 hours to go through and I felt we spent about the right amount of time browsing through it. I felt the...More

Thank thismike
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum and its small photography section allowed for a detailed history of Iceland from settlement up to present times - with numerous artefacts for each. The information was well presented and exhibits easy to follow and interesting! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank 84daniella48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small museum specializing in Icelandic history. It is we'll set up and gives a good overview of how Iceland evolved into what it is today. Particularly worthwhile as one of the things do having gotten a Reykjavik city card.

Thank Alex E
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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.