National Museum Of Iceland

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  • 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

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  • National Museum Of Iceland Address: Suaurgata 41, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
  • National Museum Of Iceland Contact Number: 354-5302200
  • National Museum Of Iceland Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Museum Of Iceland Price: 1500 ISK
  • Best time to visit National Museum Of Iceland(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Iceland: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Reykjavik include National Museum Of Iceland in their plan

  • 51.07% of people start their National Museum Of Iceland visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see National Museum Of Iceland

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  • This is one of my favorite museums. We went here our second day in Reykjavik, before departing to tour the country on the ring road. I say this because it gave us a great lesson in Iceland’s history, which set up our understanding of the culture and other stops on our trip. The exhibits were laid out extremely well, with overview panels where you get a quick glimpse into a section, then you are able to navigate and read what is interesting to you. Definitely visit if you are in Reykjavik!!

  • Visited mid-April 18 with family, including three teen kids. Well worth the visit if you are interested in Iceland's history, origins and progress. The kids were all very happy and interested. Well laid out and presented exceptionally well. The short videos placed around the displays are very informative. I can't understand other comments criticising the flow. Some people just want spoon feeding! Some displays are dark. Overall highly recommended!

  • Wow, this is a must stop place on your travels. I great way to learn about the country and its rich history. I would say go here first before seeing anything else in Iceland. This way you can appreciate the country better. The museum it's self is small but they have filled it with knowledge and artifacts, not a great place to being very young kids but I would say 12 and up. Great place. They have a lot to see, set aside a 6 hours for this place. It is located very centrally and parking is free and easy.

  • This museum is huge, every nook and cranny there lied another piece of history into the magical past of Icelandic culture. Many different hands on activities. Could have spent multiple days truly looking through the entire museum.

  • Looks small for museum, but don´t be afraid. Inside is 2 floors with exhibition where price for this is 2000KR, and you can visit Culture House with this ticket. Best is to use web app for guide, it was great experience to go from one exhibition to another with my phone and listen to great information, that were unique. Thank You for that guide! And you can use free lockers downstairs, they are free! PS: Coffeshop is present ;)

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