Arbaejarsafn

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +354-4116300
  • Ticket Price: 1500 ISK
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids

Arbaejarsafn - Review

The open air museum was founded to suffice the need to restore the old Reykjavik traditions. When the society saw the extreme modernisation and their culture losing its roots and the city council decided to establish a museum that preserves ‘Old Reykjavik’.

The visit takes you back in time with the array of houses, hay making, goldsmith’s workshop, printing press and everything that speaks out the traditional Icelandic living conditions.

Apart from the permanent set up there are quite a few exhibitions held at the museum. While we are at witnessing Icelandic living a stop at the cafe serving authentic Icelandic cuisine is definitely a must! To sum up the visit go by the petite gift shop with extremely friendly shop attendants to take back home a bit of the old world charm from Reykjavik.

Arbaejarsafn Information

  • Guided tours in winter season can be booked by appointment.
  • Groups can visit the museum by appointment throughout the year .

Arbaejarsafn Ticket Prices

  • Given ticket details are for adults: 1500 ISK
  • Groups ( of 10 people or more): 820 ISK

Arbaejarsafn Opening and Closing Hours

  • During winters visits are by guided tours only, held at 1:00 pm or by appointment.
  • Guided tours from June-August are between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

How To reach Arbaejarsafn by Public Transport

Nearby bus station: Staeto

Restaurants Near Arbaejarsafn

  • A cafe on site
  • Mjolkursamsalan

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TripHobo Highlights for Arbaejarsafn

  • Arbaejarsafn Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Arbaejarsafn Contact Number: +354-4116300
  • Arbaejarsafn Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Arbaejarsafn Price: 1500 ISK
  • Best time to visit Arbaejarsafn(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Arbaejarsafn: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arbaejarsafn

  • 95% of people who visit Reykjavik include Arbaejarsafn in their plan

  • 46.99% of people start their Arbaejarsafn visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Arbaejarsafn

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arbaejarsafn

People normally club together Icelandic Phallological Museum and Gullfoss Waterfall while planning their visit to Arbaejarsafn.

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Arbaejarsafn, Reykjavik Reviews

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  • Very cool open air museum. Showing life in Iceland. Its a bit far from town but if you buy the city card you can use the public bus for free and visit this place. It is very expensive but is discounted on the city card. the City Card is the smartest and most affordable way to explore Reykjavík. It has been tailor-made for visitors to the city, helping you to get the most out of your trip. Simply choose from a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and visit as many attractions as you want

  • Árbær is a fairly small open air museum compared to the others I've been to (Skansen, Seurasaari and Fort Edmonton), which makes it a good 3 hour long trip. They offer a free tour at specific timings that I highly recommend as there may not be staff in the other houses to talk more about the buildings.

  • Cold, out side, didn't see RR. Walking place to place. Gift shop ,some hand made wool ornaments, lamb,goats, thimble. Hot coffee. Books. Toys.

  • We had a wonderful time visiting this amazing museum! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting and charmingly proud of her country. Her descriptions of the community and the buildings brought the people who had inhabited them to life. Although the tour was just over an hour, we were there for 3 hours and could have stayed much longer exploring on our own.

  • It was free for the Children’s festival and we enjoyed it big time! A lot of old fashioned toys for the little ones and a really nice outdoor area.

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