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National Museum of Iceland

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Address: Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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USD 43.22*
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Great way to spend the day inside!

A nice museum to see on a rainy day! They have free lockers downstairs to put coats and a small backpack into so you don't have to tote around while enjoying the exhibits. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A nice museum to see on a rainy day! They have free lockers downstairs to put coats and a small backpack into so you don't have to tote around while enjoying the exhibits. This building has a special (rotating) exhibit and 2 floors of the regular museum plus a cafe. They also gave us free tickets to another museum but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This should be a must see on any visit to Reykjavik. Museum provides and good intoduction to the history of Iceland through numerous exhibts showing the country and the way of life of the people from its first settlers through today. Especially interesting are stories of immigrants to Iceland. There is a lot to see so allow at least 3... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before an afternoon tour and decided to go here. Very impressed, well laid out displays and very informative of Iceland's heritage. Really enjoyable couple of hours

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a day to spend in the city and took a walk to the museum. Not too large but very well laid out exhibits with staff on hand to answer questions. I learnt a lot about Iceland here. My children found it interesting too, and the gift shop had some reasonably priced souvenirs too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The $20 admission fee seemed a bit steep; however, we only explored the "Making a Nation" exhibit and enjoyed a hot chocolate in the small cafe. We found the exhibit interesting and not terribly crowded. Worth the walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They put thought into EVERY detail! Giftshop was also the most reasonably priced place we found for souveneirs. A must-do for a very comprehensive insight into Icelandic history and culture. Just wish it was open later than 5.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth visiting if you have time. It's a short walk past the pond and it costs 2000ISK (about £14). There's a cloakroom and lockers where you leave your bag(s) so you don't have to lug your stuff around with you and there are also toilets and a gift shop. The museum itself is really interesting and it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Their permanent exhibit on the settlement and history of Iceland is very thorough and downright fascinating! Your ticket to the National Museum will also get you into the Culture House, and vice versa. For the price, you may as well go to both!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like other museums in Iceland, the National Museum is well-labeled and offers an interesting look at the history of the Icelandic people. I for one was not aware of the religious background of the people, because it's not a particularly religious nation today. The exhibit about the Viking woman's body was very interesting, and I enjoyed seeing all the intricate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one day where we had nothing planned so decided to visit the museum. Admission was 2000 Krona which isn't too bad, we were there for about 3 hours. It was brilliant to get a locker to put bags in so we didn't have to carry them! It was very interesting, because you get to learn a lot about... More 

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