Arbaejarsafn, Reykjavik

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  • 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
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About Arbaejarsafn, Reykjavik

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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Arbaejarsafn, Reykjavik Reviews

  • 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.

  • This outdoor museum reflects the story of Reykjavik - perfect for both adults and children - family friendly. Great coffee and waffles. Lot to see and do

  • Very cute museum built around the more recent history of Reykjavik. Do take the staff-run tour. The workers seem to really enjoy their jobs and want to tell you all about the buildings and history. The sheep are adorable and will come to the fence for pets and love. Very glad I stopped here.

  • This place was really great. I really recommend but please take into consideration that you will need at least 3 hours to see all.

  • Great museum. Guide was fantastic very knowledgeable. We spent several hours after the tour looking at the buildings and exhibitions. Really well done.

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