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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 16 November 2016

Outstanding views from the observation deck. Lovely interior with intermittent fountain show. Very interesting spot to visit.

Thank BelindaW410
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My mom and I were traveling from the US and had a few days in the city. This museum was fantastic! Really well laid out, fabulous multilingual captions, and very informative. We spent around 3 hours and were able to do the whole museum. Worth...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The history of Icelanderswas extremely well explained using written, audio visual, artefactual and image based interpretations. I enjoy museums where you can decide what information to take in and I ended up stopping to explore most areas. The ground level was excellent and I regretted...More

Thank Doozie
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Exactly what we expected. A nicely laid out museum of the history of iceland. Nice cafe and gift shop.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Has a very good museography. In a short amount of time you can get well presented and easy to digest information about the Islandic culture.

Thank Pedro N
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We knew very little about the history and development of Iceland. If you can spare a half-day, this gives you a basic understanding but also whets your appetite to learn more. Very nice on-site cafe.

Thank Chanty99
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We thought this museum gets it just right, balancing copious information with accessibility - well curated and a really enjoyable 2 hours

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I spent about two hours and feel I experienced most of the museum, which takes you from the beginning of the settlement of Iceland to modern times. Most of the emphasis in on early Vikings, chieftains, Christianity and the Reformation, and less on modern times....More

Thank mwittin
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We came across the museum by accident really. The building isn't very interesting from the outside but once inside there is much to appreciate. There are 3 floors. The top one has many local objects dating from the Middle Ages to 21st century. The middle...More

1  Thank elaineseville
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Well presented info on Iceland. Unfortunately, there just isn't a lot of history to present here. Enjoyed what there was.

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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.
Pamela B
13 January 2017|
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Response from Cassandra A | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free everyday as far as I am aware.