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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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Reviewed yesterday

I guess it all depends how you like to interact with information and art but I felt it was quite a 'heavy' and not very engaging/of an experience. The photography exhibition on the ground floor was the most interesting part to me.

Thank KatiePancake
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here for a morning, very informative and warm - it was snowing heavily outside. Rather a lot of writing and quite low lighting. Cafe served excellent coffee.

Thank Charlieandlynda197
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to go here to see the history of Iceland, I am a 'Viking' fan and I have Norman heritage aswell so it was interesting to see how they differ, it was laid out lovely, very spacey and though it wasnt big what they...More

Thank P Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't need a guide. just get the time to walk thru the museum, to understand the history of Iceland... walking thru there made me fall in love with this country, that now it seats in heart as my second home. The history it will...More

Thank mancho
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have learned a lot about the Iceland settlement and the formation of its people, culture and society. It should be a must see for real insights on what made Iceland the country it is now.

Thank Angélique K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing museum with lots of interesting info about Icelandic heritage. The cafe here is also very lovely.

Thank Clare W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprisingly large building inside loads of exhibits very informative. Beautifully laid out and neat. It’s a shame like everything else in Iceland very expensive admission

Thank Garyt455
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome exhibitions. Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the museum and learnt more than i expected! The old artifacts are a marvel and even the hot chocolate was great!

Thank Jkirky95
Reviewed 1 week ago

The narrative that the National Museum of Iceland shares is a well thought out one, taking you from the time of the settlement, through reformation, to Independence and the present day. Be sure to also check out the "side routes" from this story that are...More

Thank Heather V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organized museum that tells the history of Iceland and it's people. Grouped by centuries, there are many artifacts on display as well as helpful explanations. In a few hours you'll know everything about who came to Iceland and how it developed

Thank S P
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Michele P
10 October 2017|
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Response from jorgensentraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, clearly this depends on a variety of factors (interest, knowledge, with kids..?), but as a general suggestion; try 2 hrs and add a coffee break. Enjoy!
1 July 2017|
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Response from Katie O | Reviewed this property |
9 February 2017|
Response from Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.