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Natural History Museum of Kopavogur

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Nice museum

We enjoyed seeing things here that we did not expect to see that existed in Iceland. Truly eye... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Randy C
Summerfield, Florida, United States
Free but Superb Little Museum

I read about it here. Few reviews. Few on the internet. I decided, on my very last day to visit... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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Hamraborg 6a, Reykjavik 200, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We enjoyed seeing things here that we did not expect to see that existed in Iceland. Truly eye opening!

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I read about it here. Few reviews. Few on the internet. I decided, on my very last day to visit it. And this is after I asked on the forum. I am so glad I did! The museum is free. It is part of a...More

1  Thank bigwawao
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I recently visited this museum and found it very interesting. Like other posters have mentioned, make sure you ask for a guide in English as the signage is in Islandic (barring the Latin classifications. A great little museum on the right as you enter the...More

2  Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I stumbled upon this museum while looking for interesting architectural building. Its housed inside the library within a cluster of buildings (Kopavogar art museum, concert hall, Kopavogur School of music, library) I was shocked its free and contained so much artifacts. Especially in Iceland, they...More

2  Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Lovely exhibition [free] of birds mammals geology of Iceland. All info in Icelandic but English info available. Strongly recommend you visit the cafe in the art gallery. Lovely lady explained all the food which was delicious. When asked about a menu in English she said...More

2  Thank runner1duck
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is a small museum in the basement of a library and it is worth a visit. My husband and I went, picked up the English guide, as all signage is in Icelandic. The guide was not all inclusive, but it was a big help....More

2  Thank kendallc-h
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This museum is in Kópavogur, a town right next to Reykjavík. The correct address is Hamraborg 6a, Kópavogur, bus route 1 from Reykjavík.

4  Thank ThorFjalar
Reviewed 17 December 2013

First off --- there are no elephants living in Iceland --- not sure of where this photo came from, but it was not taken in Iceland. Second --- it is a small basement museum --- interesting (glad I went), but you will not miss much...More

3  Thank bbb57aolcom
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Positioned directly on bus station. Easy to reach but hard to find. It is in library building, downstairs. Free entry. Excellent place to learn about Iceland and Atlantic wildlife. Stones and minerals collection is very interesting. Birds, fishes and animals are well presented, but you...More

4  Thank branelukac
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