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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- 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.
- 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
- Nearby bus station: Haskoli Islands
- Kaffitar Cafe
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95% of people who visit Reykjavik include National Museum Of Iceland in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
46.61% of people start their National Museum Of Iceland visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see National Museum Of Iceland
65.07% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Museum Of Iceland
Nice place to wonder around and learn something about Iceland. They cover everything from the early settlement statement till 2000. There is also a small wooden house inside that gives a good impression how the people lived till 1900. For the 2000 isk entrance fee you also get a ticket for the culture house in the center, so not a bad deal at all.
The National Museum was the perfect way to start our Iceland vacation. There is just the right amount of info there to understand more about the country and it's history, and it gave us great context to visit the rest of the country. It was a quick education on our beautiful destination.
A must see. Really great insight into the history of the country, and informs the rest of your visit once you have this basic grasp. Works out at around 12.50 entrance per person, which is more than worth it!
Very well put together displays, may not be so interesting for younger children. It focuses mainly on early history and less so on more recent times. Certainly worth a visit.
Such a rich history. I never knew just how heavily influenced by Catholicism Iceland was. Very cool to see it and relive it through all of the artificats and exhibits at the museum. I didn't get to spend a lot of time here but the time I did get to spend was well worth it.