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Árbær Open Air Museum - A day out of time Reykjavík's open air museum, where you can stroll through the past and experience the way we lived. Fun, fascinating and full of surprises, this living museum takes you on a journey through time. Reykjavík's...more
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Arbaer Museum has so much to offer so I would definitely suggest to have at least 2 hours to explore the area with no rush.
We had visited the museum in August and the weather was ideal. The museum shows how the settlement in Reykjavik...More
Árbaejarsafn is the museum for those who enjoy the historical dimensions of Icelandic folk architecture during the centuries of hardship after the reformation in Iceland 1551. This is a beautiful example of how people lived in Iceland during times of hardship - many until the...More
We spent about 2 hours here. It was a very charming look into the past. Very informative, well maintained and evenly spread out.
The girl working at reception was very helpful as well, helping us find the right bus back to where we were staying.
This is a quaint location with glorious views. The weather we had was phenomenal--clear blue sky :) Learning about the history of the area, and what life was like from long ago was really quite like taking a step back. While we were taking pictures...More
If you have a couple of hours spare, head to the Open Air Museum
It’s on the outskirts of town and very easy to get to and car parking is free
A collection of houses and other buildings/ artifacts from Iceland’s rich history.
We spend a wonderful afternoon visiting the various buildings representing the excellent museum. There were actual sod/rock dwellings respesenting how the people during the 1800's, lived without any source of heating. Next there were partial stone/sod, frame houses that the people used in the early...More
If the weather is good this is a great place to visit. You can walk from building to building to see how the people of Iceland have lived and worked in the past - some time ago and until recently. These kinds of museum aren't...More
After enjoying the open air museums in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, and just outside Copenhagen and Tallinn, all of which are excellent, we were extremely disappointed with Reykjavík’s contribution. Not much of interest to see.
We enjoyed our visit here as part of a city tour. The weather wasn't great that day but I still wanted to wander the pathways to see as many of the buildings as I could. Nice set up and well displayed houses and buildings. A...More
Response from TracyB_Htown | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do the entire thing yourself, we took a bus there and walked around with the kids. Had a great time and even eavesdropped a bit on some of the other tours that were there. No one seemed to mind!