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 Travel Tips
- Guided tours in winter season can be booked by appointment.
- Groups can visit the museum by appointment throughout the year .
Entrance Ticket Details For Arbaejarsafn
- Given ticket details are for adults: 1500 ISK
- Groups ( of 10 people or more): 820 ISK
- 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
Nearby bus station: Staeto
- A cafe on site
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64.01% of people who visit Reykjavik include Arbaejarsafn in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
43.82% of people start their Arbaejarsafn visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Arbaejarsafn
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arbaejarsafn