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What makes a nation? The Museum's permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from Viking era to modern times. The exhibition is conceived as a journey through time: it begins with the ship in which medieval settlers crossed the ocean to their new home, it ends in a modern airport, the Icelanders' gateway to the world.
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Aðalstræti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.7 km from National Museum of Iceland
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Laugavegur 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.9 km from National Museum of Iceland
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Klapparstigur 26, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
1.0 km from National Museum of Iceland
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Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.8 km from National Museum of Iceland
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  • AVL
    Massachusetts57 contributions
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    A thousand years of history under one roof
    I love history museum, and this was right what I was looking for. it's well organized in terms of the visitor progressing from the original settlement to modern Iceland, but it was a little difficult to orient myself in terms of when to go right vs. left on the floor to make sure I see everything. Very much an open floor plan rather than distinct rooms.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Maggie M
    Mulwala, Australia187 contributions
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    Well conceived museum
    Excellent museum giving a great overview of Iceland’s history since settlement. Lots of wonderful artefacts found during excavations, as well as more recent items, all well curated. Well laid out in chronological order. A special exhibition showing the probate inventories of several people from the 18th and 19th centuries - the probate lists are a wonderful tool to find out how people lived then. I really liked that. Good museum shop and a small cafe, as well as free lockers available. Other reviewers have mentioned the difficulty finding the entrance. It does depend on which direction you approach from. We walked almost right around the building to find the way in.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, Nevada3,547 contributions
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    Excellent Museum
    We really enjoyed our visit here. We stayed almost 2 hours and particularly enjoyed the special exhibit of household items and original clothing from an old Icelandic home. Appreciated the free lockers for coats and backpacks.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,609 contributions
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    History of Iceland from the Vikings to Modern Times
    I used my Reykjavik City Card for free entry. This museum provided a good history of Iceland with displays from the times of the Vikings to today. Displays had signs in English. There is a free audio guide that you can download onto your phone. Make sure you bring your earbuds. There is a café and a gift shop inside the museum.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Dogberry1258
    Guernsey, United Kingdom491 contributions
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    Fantastic museum - not a shopping experience as it’s listed on trip advisor! Far too good for that alone!
    This is a fabulous museum with helpful and well informed staff. The museum is organised as a trip through the ages with terrific exhibits and some really good interactive displays. It’s also great value with free audio commentaries on your phone if you choose. Not as commercial as some others but all the better for it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Ričards Edijs
    Latvia430 contributions
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    A place to see Iceland from different perspectives
    First, the museum has a lot to offer and see; the experience can be tiring. Thankfully, there is an audioguide included in the ticket price which is very helpful. Secondly, I would advise you to consider creating your own 'track' based on your preferences (e.g., culture, art, history, everyday life, etc.). There was a very interesting possibility to take a special queer-themed route through the exhibition which allowed me to see Iceland from yet another perspective. Highly recommended if you do not have much time to spend in Iceland, yet want to have a general understanding of the historic development.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Archie K
    London, United Kingdom242 contributions
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    Informative history of Iceland worth visiting
    Informative history of Iceland. Good chronological walk through the history and culture of Iceland with some interesting pieces on display including tools and weapons from the first settlers. Particularly enjoyed description of iron ore extraction and conversion to ignots. Work th going but like so much in Iceland it’s quite expensive!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Poppenlander
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    For the History Buffs
    The permanent exhibit at the National Museum of Iceland covers the original settling of the country and the subsequent history. Unlike many countries on the planet, Iceland was not colonized by European settlers; there were no indigenous peoples here. Instead, folks of Norwegian and Anglo-Saxon descent traveled across the sea in the eighth or ninth century and decided to set up a home in this isolated land. The museum has artifacts from the earliest centuries, including materials from the longboats, tools, housing materials, and more. The exhibit then walks you through the history of the country, century by century. Probably the most interesting part of the history deals with the coming of Christianity and how this religion grew and was syncretized with other so-called pagan faiths. The modern era material is perhaps less compelling, although a few items on the countries involvement in WWII and the "cod wars" with the UK provide some amusement. By the time I got to this section, probably 90 minutes in to my tour, my brain had turned off. History buffs will likely love this. I found it good, and well curated, but perhaps a little too detailed to be truly fascinating for the average person.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 25, 2023
  • breakthecageUK
    Bristol, United Kingdom20 contributions
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    National Museum of Iceland visit
    A nicely laid out museum about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Reykjavík. It costs about £20 per person to get in, and this seems to be a fairly standard rate for all the museums we visited. There are lockers downstairs to leave your daysack in (if like us you have one). The displays are great but do focus a lot on the Christian influences in Iceland. There is a small section as you enter the main display area which are more ‘Viking era’, and this includes the fantastic Eyrarland Statue which may represent Thor. I also really enjoyed seeing the rebuilt wooden house that was in use until the 1950s. There is a cafe downstairs and the shop had some interesting books and souvenirs. Worth a visit but don’t expect a lot of Viking era displays. Note - one of the reasons for visiting Iceland was having read the Sagas and Prose Edda et al. So I do have a bias.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Liz D
    16 contributions
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    Fascinating national history museum
    Fascinating museum documenting the history of Iceland's colonisation and life in Iceland through the post medieval and modern periods. The exhibits are laid out in chronological order starting on the second floor and moving up to the third. We had a coffee/pastry/chess break between the second and third floors (there is a cafe on the ground floor with the gift shop). There was a fair amount of Viking era archaeological artefacts and info, including a couple of burials, then a large amount of early Christian artefacts, fabrics and manuscripts. The top floor continued from around the 16th century into the modern era, with some fascinating magical/ritual objects and reconstructions of a house and a whaling boat. There is a free audio guide and a pdf which are highly recommended for additional information, but every exhibit is described in English as well as Icelandic.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 10, 2024
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Sand Hotel by Keahotels - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
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Reykjavik4you Apartments Hotel - Traveller rating: 4.5/5
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