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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2256
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2256
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"icelandic history"
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"free lockers"
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"modern times"
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"chronological order"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"couple of hours"
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"culture house"
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"great overview"
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"on display"
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"early history"
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"audio guide"
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"rainy day"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well organized museum with a ton of Icelandic artifacts. Worth the short walk outside the city center. You also get entry to the Culture House which was a nice bonus.

Thank Love2Travel004
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

after doing the city walking tour we went to the Museum to see more of Iceland’s history and the museum wasn’t a disappointment. The museum is well laid out and informative but not overwhelming allowing a leisurely view of the displays. Also the a good...More

Thank Nisse W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not what you might expect; redone recently and wonderfully planned and executed. Can see the birth of the country from about 600 AD until present, shown in roughly 200 year segments. Focused on people, roots of the culture on the island, industry, education,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great way to start Iceland trip and frame the history of the country. Learned about different eras of the country. A bit difficult to get to by foot. Bought the CityPass so admission price not an issue.

Thank Headmaster11
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a couple of hours in this gem of a museum. It covers the early settlement years and is chronologically arranged so one can follow the development of Iceland from the ninth century to the present. The artifacts are wonderful to...More

Thank irabindman
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really glad we went to this museum. It is a beautiful space with a very friendly staff. AMAZINGLY well-preserved artifacts organized to take you through Iceland's recorded history. Even a great play room where kids can try to lift chain mail armor, wear a helmet...More

Thank Petrobrane
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice museum. A lot of information and artifacts. It teaches you a lot about the culture and history of Iceland since the first settlers came there. There are also displays on the wall with additional information and there is an audio tour. If you...More

Thank Bart L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum has excellent, well-explained artifacts from Iceland’s early history. Labels are in Icelandic and English, and there are audio tours in other languages. The second floor skips rather quickly through Icelandic history since Protestantism, but, let’s be honest, most people come wanting more about...More

Thank cheesqueen
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is nicely designed, with ample natural light and good space for special exhibits as well as its permanent collection that gives a good overview of Icelandic painting and sculpture over the last two centuries. A good place to go on a rainy day.

Thank 327harry
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice museum worth a visit. However, the premises and displays were poorly lit which made it difficult to see certain aritfacts. The fact that the signs were very bright, did not make matters better. I would also love to see more stories and/or context about...More

Thank Johan C
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Michele P
9 October 2017|
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Response from Garry B | Reviewed this property |
2hrs at least
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30 June 2017|
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9 February 2017|
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There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.
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