National Gallery Of IcelandCurrently Closed
- Address: Fríkirjiuvegur 7, Fríkirkjuvegur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +354-5159600
- Ticket Price: 1500 ISK
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Exhibition
The national gallery was founded in 1884 in Denmark, where it hosted exhibition of donated artwork by Danish artists. Followed by a lot of changes in location, the collection was finally moved to its present address in 1987. Designed by Guejon Samuelsson – an Icelandic architect – the building was originally a freezing plant.
The gallery’s main feature is 19th and 20th century’s Icelandic artwork collection, at the same time it houses a number of international work also. Some of them include: Pablo Picasso, Edward Munch, Karel Appel, Hans Hartung, Victor Vasarely, Richard Serra and Richard Tuttle. The exhibitions are held across 7 halls in addition to that the national gallery houses a very well equipped library.
The gallery does not host any permanent exhibitions so there is something new with every visit! The guides at the place are very informative and enthusiastic, always ready to answer all your questions. Moreover the management is extremely cooperative and do their best to accommodate any special requests made.
- Wheelchair accessible.
- A museum shop is available.
- Adults: 1500 kr
- Seniors ( above 67 years): 750 kr
- Disabled : 750 kr
- Groups of 10 or more: 750 kr
- Nearby bus station: Frikirkjuvegur
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58.39% of people who visit Reykjavik include National Gallery Of Iceland in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
32.73% of people start their National Gallery Of Iceland visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see National Gallery Of Iceland
70.91% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Gallery Of Iceland
Beautiful exhibits about contemporary art in Iceland and about the 100 years of independence. It’s central, with a cool view on the lake in they city center and also a good space to relax. Included in the Reykjavik City Card.
Detailed collection of various periods of art from Icelandic history. The special showing of art chronicling 100 years of Icelandic Sovereignty was very interesting. The collection took is small and rotates quite frequently. As detailed in the museum many pieces are displayed in Icelandic government p offices and embassies around the world. There is a cafe, clean restrooms and a cloak room.
Interesting Icelandic art what there is of it. Tends to be more "modern" art. A smallish museum. I was hoping to see a wider variety of Icelandic artists over a greater period of their art history. A least I got a "taste" of Icelandic art. You never hear that much of Icelandic artists & their art. I was hoping for more. Small but nice museum shop, take a look. Museum together with shop can be done in under an hour. 😗
Great display of art. For the non art lover there is an excellent exhibit on the recent history of Iceland and their independence from Denmark.
Clean, close to the airport, with a booked stay you can park car,shuttle to and from departure of air flight and trip. Suits, connect rooms, cookies, coffee. AM breakfast. Near by restaurants on walking or take a taxi to good Chinese at New Star,,or Russell's barbeque for beef,chicken or pork. Not far is popular Jean and Jude Vienna dog and homemade fries. M.N