National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Islands)

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National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Islands)

National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Islands)
3.5
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THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ICELAND Iceland's leading art museum, established in 1884. Its collection consists mainly of 19th, 20th and 21st century art.
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Neighbourhood: Miðborg
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3.5
178 reviews
Excellent
38
Very good
43
Average
48
Poor
29
Terrible
20

Elaine S
7 contributions
Disappointing
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Disappointing! Just not a lot there and what there was was not inspiring and except for the audio visual room nothing stood out. Very small. Limited appeal.
Written 6 November 2021
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Angeline W
Bergheim, TX17 contributions
Spectacular cruise with a few issues
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Dining room extremely noisy. Food barely above average. Video of cruise DVD didn’t work. No refund offered. Agent with Gohagan Tours not knowledgable. Otherwise spectacular.
Written 15 September 2021
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goswimtoday
Houston, TX75 contributions
First stop on city trip.
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Unique entry into the mind of artists. Absolute treat to the eye and ears. Don’t miss this when in Reykjavik. So many options with the city pass.
Written 30 July 2021
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL1,533 contributions
Hoped For More Art!
Jul. 2021 • Solo
I was really hoping there would be more art here. The exhibits were ok, with nothing special or memorable. If you are short on time, this is not a must do in Iceland.
Written 17 July 2021
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Fleeing Boston
Boston, MA18 contributions
Exhibition currently on "Death Is Elsewhere" worth the entire trip.
Jul. 2021
The current exhibition "Death Is Elsewhere" was one of the most emotionally cathartic experiences I have ever had in a museum. The video interview with the artist made it an even deeper experience. This is not a museum that's a catalog of all art in the country like the Louvre or the Tate or Boston's Museum of Fine Arts - it's rotating, and beautifully curated. The building as others have noted is quite beautiful. Definitely get a Citypass so you can see this and other museums in one go.
Written 14 July 2021
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Roee
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions
DON’T VISIT
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Felt like a total ripoff.
The exhibitions were boring, barely with English information. We found NOTHING interesting over there. Sad to write it.
Written 11 June 2021
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LaJu
10 contributions
Very disappointing!
Oct. 2020
First of all, the name of the gallery gives you the impression that you'd find a permanent exhibition with the best of Icelandic art. Absolutely WRONG. We visited the gallery in October 2020 and there were two temporary exhibitions (as per their website) and nothing else except a storage / working room in which you are informed that they do have 13k pieces of art but they show you only a handful. The exhibitions were truly quite interesting but all descriptions of the pieces were in Icelandic only. We assume that you could find the English descriptions by scanning a QR code but if you do not have internet you are unable to get more out of the visit. Not quite a waste of time, but definitely very expensive entry fee for what it is!
Written 22 October 2020
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Malgorzata
10,542 contributions
Very good local artists in a lovely building
Jun. 2019
Wonderful location. The main building was built in 1916 and designed by Icelandic architect Samuelsson Gudjon. Another addition of the building is the work of the architect Gardar Halldorsson. Relatively small, but pleasant museum. A calm space with interesting works of art. Most of the permanent collection is by Icelandic artists . Very friendly staff.
Written 24 March 2020
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simonajax
ajax, ontario45 contributions
a must
Jan. 2020
a must if you wish to know more about Iceland and Icelandic artists. Even if you dont appreciate a particular style.
very friendly reception and staff. It is not Le Louvre, of course, but worth the visit.
Entrance fees are very reasonable and include entrance to three museums.
Across from the Pond and easily accessible on foot from anywhere in Reykjavik. Few minutes away from City Hall, the Church, Harpa, etc...
Written 24 January 2020
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technoman2
East Sussex, UK10,191 contributions
Underwhelmed
Nov. 2019
Bought a one day city card and visited this place the modern artwork on display was depressing on the upper level unless you particularly like dark and dreary oil paintings. Free coffee no milk or sugar YUK. it would have cost 2000ISK entrance would have felt ripped off. Dont waste your time and money.
Written 23 November 2019
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