National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

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#1 of 130 in Museums in Iceland
Iceladic history comes to life at National Museum of Iceland, founded in 1863. Though its collections used to be held in various Danish institutions, the museum now houses objects returned to their country of origin in the 19th century. The permanent exhibit includes a celebrated carved door depicting a lion slaying a dragon. Use our Reykjavik travel route builder website to arrange your visit to National Museum of Iceland and other attractions in Reykjavik.
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  • We spent a couple of hours in this nicely designed, and very informative museum. It was easy to get to by bus. There is a large gift shop and a fairly small café in the building also.  more »
  • Stopped by for a cup of coffee and to look at the view. It was under remodel so we just looked around after the coffee and left.  more »
  • Very centrally located, and very nicely designed to give a complete history of Iceland in a chronological fashion. Both floors have been set up to give a clear understanding of the history right from ...  more »
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