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Reykjavik City Museum, Reykjavik
(3.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history and living conditions of Icelandic people from the age of settlement to the present day at Reykjavik City Museum. The museum features the archaeological remains of a Viking settlement, an open-air museum, a maritime museum, a photography museum, and pieces of modern landscape art. See some of Iceland's oldest relics (from 871 CE), and the tenth-century longhouse, parts of which are preserved in their original locations. The museum's interactive multimedia technology brings the ancient Viking ways to life at the settlement exhibit. The maritime museum includes fishermen's bunk beds, a mock dock, and a former coast guard vessel that rescued many ships' crews from sinking. Take a guided tour of the museum alongside original houses, a small farm, and through a village square. Add Reykjavik City Museum to your Reykjavik travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Reykjavik itinerary maker.
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  • The lighting in here is shocking. I actually wouldn't know how people with poor eyesight see some of the stuff in here. Maybe it's like this to set the ambiance but let's be practical too. The marking...  more »
  • A representative of the Museum and several attractions in Reykjavík. Iceland was able to see for the history of many other interesting things about the spectator and was able to spend some time.
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  • There was plenty for everyone's taste and there were several inter-active sites within the building. The amenities were good.