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National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Iceland's history through artifacts, photos, and interactive exhibits at National Museum of Iceland. Housed in a modern building, the museum provides an in-depth look into the nation's history from 800 BCE to 2000 CE. The exhibits, which are spread across two floors, follow four themes: Icelandic way of life and work, settlement patterns and homes, arts and crafts, and language and culture. You can take a guided tour several days a week. 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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  • This was a really interesting musuem, very well curated. It explores the history of Iceland up through the current day. Since we didn't go on any formal tours during our visit, this was a good stop fo...  read more »
  • It's a nice exhibit of objects throughout the centuries in Iceland, from tools to furniture, even a recreation of a typical rural house. The visit can be done between an hour and three hours, dependin...  read more »
  • the museum is a wonderful jaunt through the history of Iceland. Its about 3 floors and has some interesting exhibits. It was a wonderful pit stop to get out of the cold and rain and take in some histo...  read more »
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Does a great job of giving a overview of all things iceland, very well laid out and is very interactive. Lockers and coat rack are provided in the basement. Hits on a lot of the Icelandic highlights ( vikings, fishing, culture through the years,...) was a lot better then the Maritime Museum.
  • 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.
  • The musuem is displayed in both Icelandic and English making it very easy to enjoy and I gained a lot of information about Iceland! We went to several museums while in Iceland, but this one was really the only one worth the money.
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