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. 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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  • Quite a dreary building from the outside, but we really enjoyed our visit. The museum tells the story of Iceland through the centuries, covering all aspects of culture - art, religion, daily life, etc...  more »
  • Was there yesterday. Admission was expensive but so is everything else in Iceland. Some interesting items and the details are available in Icelandic and English. There are couple of interesting niches...  more »
  • Beautiful building Great art work Helpful service It was in a convent location The description of the artwork and the artist was very well done  more »
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