Reykjavik Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavikur), Reykjavik

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.4/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
See some of the best contemporary Icelandic art together with international works at Reykjavik Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavikur). The museum complex spreads over three locations in the city and features the nation's largest collection of art. Each museum building houses a permanent collection of work from one of Iceland's great artists – painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval, postmodernist master Guðmundur Guðmundsson Erró, and sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. In addition to permanent displays, the museum frequently organizes events and hosts visiting exhibits. Check online for exhibit schedules and to reserve guided tours. Our Reykjavik travel itinerary maker makes visiting Reykjavik Art Museum (Listasafn Reykjavikur) and other Reykjavik attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We went on a Wednesday. There were only two galleries open. At least they only charged us half-price. The art: uh -- not worth full price. The staff was very pleasant. 
  • There are some excellent museums in Reykjavik and this is one of them. If you buy a ticket then you can free entrance into several of the others. Ideally situated by the old harbour, it contains some ...  read more »
  • D to first building was clean, great design. Local Reykjavik artist contemporary art was displayed when I visited. Reviews for it are self-explanatory, but a reasonable local and Scandinavian staff feel the femininity.
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  • When I visited, unfortunately most of the museum was under renovation and thus only one exhibit was open and that was of the Icelandic artist Erró, who is somewhat Dalí-esque. That exhibition was excellent and certainly leaves a lasting impression, so the museum is still well worth a visit!
  • The Reykjavik Art Museum is not to be missed. We were lucky to have time to visit and we were not disappointed. The art museum is three separate buildings overall. We visited the Harbour House because it was closest to us. The building was modern and the exhibits interactive, modern, musical, and sculptural. If you are a fan of pop art, comics, and cartoon art, you will love the exhibit by Erro. Admission was more than fair and grants access to all the locations in the same day. There was hardly anyone in the museum and we had it practically to ourselves.
  • It's a nice space and definitely worth a look, but how much you enjoy your visit will depend on what they're exhibiting at that particular time. Several of the galleries were closed during my visit, as they were hanging new exhibitions (entry is discounted at such times - I think I paid half-price).
  • Really enjoyed the variety of exhibitions here. Well worth a visit for even the un-artistically minded.
  • The exhibition is good but the price is a little bit high! Worth it or not is depend on you feeling
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