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Reykjavik City Museum, Reykjavik

(3.7/5 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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  • It's pretty historical. I just didn't find it that enthralling. Not much of a history of Iceland buff I guess. There's also just not much to it,  more »
  • Excellent Museum, where you learn the history of the city and the island, all peoples who invaded Iceland and created its history. All the sagas and offspring. The style of life, culture and beliefs that were happening over the centuries. Indispensable to put the finishing touch to a magnificent visit this wonderful country. We were in summer of 2015 but already not me leaves the page put that date.
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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 »