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National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Islands)

Frikirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 515 9600
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Frikirkjuvegur 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 515 9600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is gorgeous and the layout of the museum is wonderful but the collection itself is not worth the steep admission price (unless you have purchased a Reykjavik city card). If you have a limited time, I would say you an skip it altogether...More

Thank tatyanay1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A chance to see Icelandic art, which consists mostly of landscapes, not surprisingly. A companion remarked that until he had seen some Icelandic scenery, glaciers, mountains, lava, he hadn't understood the paintings. This is a small gallery, obviously it can't be compared to the great...More

Thank Nina W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My daughter and I were planning to go to the National Museum of Iceland, but somehow got the names mixed up and ended up at the National Gallery of Iceland. The entry fee was steep (nearly $15), but we thought it okay for the history...More

Thank PaceJapan
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My husband found this after we went to the other art museum which bus more contemporary. This has more of a history of Scandinavian artists which is what I was looking for.

Thank Margaretsen
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Sorry, but this is a tiny museum focused on a couple of artists and charging extortionate prices for the pleasure. The artwork is proof that art really can be anything, especially on a very small island. Do anything else but this...

Thank vedev
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The National Gallery is easy to reach on foot if you are in the middle of town. The architecture of the building itself is interesting and it is a nice opportunity to get inside if it is cold outside. We found the art collection rather...More

Thank Tucker M
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent gallery. Actually, there are three campuses, but two are only open on weekends (without an appointment). Seeing as it was a Thursday, we had to content ourselves with the "main campus", which is located on Reykjavikurtjorn Lake. Be prepared to push your boundaries on...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Art did not keep my attention real well. I thought some of the space could be better used with different artwork. "Everytime I go to an art museum I am reminded that I am not an artist."

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The good: helpful staff, well curated special exhibits, beautiful building, good cafe The downside: somewhat limited collection and perhaps not a very representative sample that would be of interest to tourists looking for a sample of Icelandic art - this could be compensated for with...More

Thank millercd
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were doing a walkabout not far from the Hallsgrimskirkja and decided to visit the National Gallery of Iceland. It's a beautiful building tucked into an area next to an inlet. With rainy weather that day, we were glad for the free lockers. The exhibits...More

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