National Museum Of IcelandCurrently Closed
- 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
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National Museum Of Iceland, Reykjavik Reviews
Small but well designed museum built around a settlement dwelling, in place. A great way to get a sense on the first few centuries of settled Iceland. Although the staff will warn you off, this can be seen in thirty minutes, such as if you arrive at 16.30. Like all museums in town, this one closes ridiculously early.
Absolute must see if you are interested in history and culture of Iceland. Organized timeline of the history of Iceland with artifacts from all eras. Loved how archaeological evidence and research methods were presented with short interactive videos. Somewhat lacking are the current developments in Iceland in terms of sustainability, energy and tourism which are integral to Iceland's changing history, and for that you have to visit the Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant.
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!!
An excellent museum full of Icelandic history. Very open design, which makes it seem much larger than it is. Great staff who are willing to discuss the history with you.
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!