Reykjavik Museum Of Photography, Reykjavik

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Address: Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik

Phone: +35-44116390

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm Details

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About Reykjavik Museum Of Photography, Reykjavik

Housed in the same building as the city library, this is a seriously good museum. With over 5 million photographs from the 1870s to the present day, the museum has been doing a fantastic job keeping alive the culture of photography in Iceland, and promoting the local talent. A good portion of the collection is focused on the Reykjavik and the surrounding area. The lighting and presentation is simple, but striking and elegant. The museum shop is worth checking out. When you come down from the top floor try taking the stairs which are adorned with vintage black and white photos. Check the museum website for details on upcoming events. This has been called one of the best free museums of Europe.

How To reach Reykjavik Museum Of Photography by Public Transport

  • Myrargata Bus Station
  • Laekjartorg Bus Station
  • Drive, walk or take a taxi

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Reykjavik Museum Of Photography, Reykjavik Reviews

  • I’m sorry, but to charge 1000 krona (10 USD) for entry to one room with no more than 20 photographs is disgraceful, even by Icelandic standards. The best photographs weren’t even inside, but immediately outside the museum doors. Doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to view the photograph collection. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra 1000 ISK on a nicer meal at one of Reykjavik’s many fantastic restaurants.

  • Always good exhibitions, it costs now 1000kr (8€) to get in. A bit little.

  • Tiny, not free any longer (1000kr). Definitely NOT worth your time and money. The exhibition that was on at the time of my visit was also not good photography in my subjective opinion.

  • This museum is way too small, not worth the 1000 fee. Great photos but tiny collection

  • Free admission, so a good place to drop in if you happen to get stuck in a surprise thunderstorm and need shelter from the wind. Seems like they change exhibits fairly regularly. Up on the 6th(?) floor.

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