National Museum Of IcelandCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Suaurgata 41, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 354-5302200
- Ticket Price: 1500 ISK
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
National Museum Of Iceland - Review
The national museum of Iceland is nothing but an engaging thoughtful and informative collection of Icelandic cultural treasures. Established in 1863 with just about 15 artefacts, now houses a huge compilation of 300,000 artefacts and about 4 million photographs.
Divided into 3 floors the 1st and 2nd floor displays finds right from the Vikings age to the 20th century in chronological order. One of the permanent exhibitions of the museum is-Making of a Nation. It has 2000 objects from settlement age and 100 photographs from 2nd century on display. The collection also comprises of edifices varying greatly in scale including all of Iceland‘s principal turf houses and all the turf churches preserved in their original form, buildings constructed of stone and timber, and wooden churches of several different types.
The ground floor houses a cafe and reasonably priced gift shop, if you plan to take souvenirs I suggest you take from here as most of the other places will not be as reasonable.
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National Museum Of Iceland Information
- Free parking available.
- Audio Guides available.
- Information available in Braille.
- All areas are wheelchair accessible.
- Audio guide is available in Icelandic, English, Danish, German, French, Swedish, Italian and Polish.
National Museum Of Iceland Ticket Prices
- Adult: 1500 ISK
- Seniors (67+), disabled visitors and students: 750 ISK
- Groups of 10 and more: 1000 ISK
- Children under 18: free
- ICOM, FISCOS: free admission
- Audio guide for children: 300 ISK per person
How To reach National Museum Of Iceland by Public Transport
- Nearby bus station: Haskoli Islands
Restaurants Near National Museum Of Iceland
- Kaffitar Cafe
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10 AM - 11 AM
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National Museum Of Iceland, Reykjavik Reviews
Great museum. I loved it. I really learned a lot about Iceland history that I never knew before. We really don't learn much about Iceland in school. Very interesting displays. Nicely organized. Loved it. Most signs on the exhibits are in Icelandic & English. Well worth a visit, you'll love it as much as I did. Very nice museum shop with friendly staff. Also, there's a very nice cafe, again with friendly staff. Lockers in basement for backpacks. I'd say allow about 2-3 hours at the museum.
For anyone who is interested in history, this is a worthwhile stop which gives a working knowledge of the Icelandic island and people. Some of the displays are truly fascinating and historic. I came away with a lot of knowledge of the country which I appreciated as we later drove the ring road and saw the sights. We were not able to take advantage, so I can’t speak to it, but your admission here does also get you in to the Culture House down the street. Iceland is a really fascinating and beautiful nation and this is a great place to start to get the full experience.
This museum is definitely worth a visit, with some fascinating exhibits around Icelandic history and genealogy. Possibly because I didn't take the audio tour, I found the layout of the exhibits rather confusing (let's be honest, I'd also had 2 hours' sleep in the last 36...), and there was a marked focus on the Christian church in Iceland, where I would have liked to understand more about the early history, archaeological discoveries, and so on. However, don't let me put you off, it's a lovely walk out there and some of the exhibits are very much worthwhile.
Nice museum, lots of exhibits. Take your time and go through everything. It becomes more modern the higher up you go. It was very interesting to see the changes in Iceland over the years.
If you lime history, you have to go there. The exhibition is very well made and the objects nicely presented. The information is easily understood and leads you through the history of iceland. I highly recommend visiting this museum (even with children, due to the special areas and objects which you can touch and play with).