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National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Museum of Iceland by using our Reykjavik itinerary maker.
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  • I found this museum very interesting, particularly the Viking related exhibits, which all include English commentaries, as well as Icelandic. Lovely gift shop and cafe.  more »
  • This was my second visit to the museum and I continued to learn more about Iceland, its history and its people. The exhibits are detailed and interesting. In addition, the coffee shop makes great latt...  more »
  • We went there with our city cards! You will learn some stuff. Perfect on a rainy day for something to do.  more »
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  • An interesting and informative museum. It does not boast the greatest selection of artifacts but I'd you want to learn more about the Icelandic people then this is the place to go. The guided tours are not the greatest but the audio tour is very informative and detailed. Had a wonderful time here!
  • Great museum. Four stories of icelandic history with good interactive exhibits. No bags allowed. They have free lockers though.
  • An excellent introduction to Icelandic history and culture. The chronological layout provides a helpful structure, exhibits presented in engaging ways and the labelling is excellent, allowing the visitor to select the level of detail required. I learned so much but have also been inspired to learn more on my return home.
  • For all hoping to get free entrance on wednesday: this information is old and not valid any more. You have to pay on each open day, currently 1.500 ISK / adult. Jul 16
  • Museum does a great job at describing the vast history of Iceland. There are a lot of aspects I didn't realize occurred that I can now see affected the current culture. It is multiple floors and the exhibits are very interesting.