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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

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 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
  • Time required to visit Arbaejarsafn: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Arbaejarsafn

  • 75.24% of people who visit Reykjavik include Arbaejarsafn in their plan

  • 43.82% of people start their Arbaejarsafn visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

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

People normally club together Sun Voyager Sculpture and Laugardalur Park while planning their visit to Arbaejarsafn.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Arbaejarsafn, Reykjavik Reviews

  • We really enjoyed our visit here. Were surprised by how many houses there were and the amount of items inside. House number 7 was our favourite. We've been to a few open air museums before and usually most of it is behind ropes or screens, but here you could walk around as if you really lived in the place. Great atmosphere. They also have a turf house in the traditional Icelandic style.

  • An open air museum in the outskirts of Reykjavik. Houses were moved here in the 1960s to preserve what was old. There are many homes to into with both English and Icelandic languages. Take a 13:00 English tour and then walk freely around the area which is vast and wide.

  • One of the nicest places I have visited during my stay in Reykjavik. Open air museum that I haven't seen before. I loved these old houses with roofs covered with grass. Great spot to learn about Icelandic culture. There's a little coffee place as well where you can sit outside.

  • very nice! 1650isk entry fee or i believe it's included in the city card bus/museum pass. the houses are beautifully preserved; walking around the restored houses makes you feel like that prying neighbor!! it's like stepping back in time; the costumes the staff all wear certainly creates this image. there's also a cafe in the complex. enjoyed!

  • 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

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