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Reykjavik Museum of Photography

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Interesting exhibition of Photgraphy

There are photgraphy from lots of different Icelandic photographer. Some are of landscapes, some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Small museum, large photographs

Interesting exhibition of large-scale photos by Olaf Otto Becker as mentioned here before. Take the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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Reykjavík Museum of Photography - Capturing moments, then and now. Reflecting the contemporary, while archiving the past – this is Reykjavík's home of photography. Reykjavík's main photography museum offers an ongoing programme of contemporary and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Tryggvagata 15 | Grofarhus, 6th floor, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6390
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are photgraphy from lots of different Icelandic photographer. Some are of landscapes, some of people and architecture. There is always a retrospective of ne particular Icelandic photographer. All very interesting

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting exhibition of large-scale photos by Olaf Otto Becker as mentioned here before. Take the lift up from the entrance of the library, but take the stairs down after visiting the exhibition, as there is a nice set of photographs of people in Reykjavik from...More

Thank ErkkiH
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It was very small and cosy. We saw great work by Olaf Otto Becker, which was gorgeous to look at and showed a very real and scary story about climate change and how we're killing our planet. Great exhibition.

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Particularly enjoyed the featured photographer Olaf Otto Becker. Spent most of my time looking at his photos. Did a great comparison of Iceland 1999 and 2012. Also was fascinated by his solo photo expedition to Greenland! Also the archive photos of older Iceland photographers and...More

Thank Regina W
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This small but lovely museum is on the top floor of the library building, adjacent to downtown and near waterfront so very easy to get to. Current exhibit of photographs by Olaf Otto Becker includes some stunning images of ice and glaciers from both Iceland...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A very small gallery, OK if free but very poor value for 1000 ISK. The best part was the black and white archive of photographs in the entrance, but only 3 screens to view with. Spent 15 mins max going round gallery, 30 mins looking...More

Thank jag120jag
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I don't think this museum has any permanent collections so it hard to predict what you'll end up seeing. During our visit there were interesting collections on display. It's not a big museum but the selection seems good. Very calm during our visit so you...More

Thank Erik S
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Not much to see here for your 1000ISK entrance fee. It was a wet and cold day so we popped in but were back out again within 20 minutes.

Thank Aphoto18
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

It's not for free anymore, entry costs KR1000, that's why we decided not to go there but they have three screens at the entrance where you can see old pictures about Reykjavík and Iceland. A good place to warm up and to use the facilities.

Thank jey1979Berlin
Reviewed 29 January 2018

There weren't many photographs on display but those that were available were good. I feel that the limited number of photgraphs available reduced the experience.

Thank Mike J
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