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Árbær Open Air Museum - A day out of time Reykjavík's open air museum, where you can stroll through the past and experience the way we lived. Fun, fascinating and full of surprises, this living museum takes you on a journey through time. Reykjavík's...more
All reviews turf houses guided tour farm animals step back in time icelandic history the bus great place to visit interesting place few hours couple of hours homes sod costumes century hlemmur centuries dwellings
We enjoyed the somewhat outdoor activity today since the weather was okay. There are some very interesting houses and displays throughout the grounds. We walked most of the trails. My favorite was the Nurses display in one of the houses of the main courtyard.
My friend who lives here took us to this place. What a place. The local culture preserved. I love the fact that the buildings are kept exactly intact also. It’s such a nice warm loving feeling you get there.
I spent a lovely half a day here. Pretty town buildings with recreated interiors from different time periods, turf houses, friendly staff dressed in period costumes and farm animals make for a very picturesque little hike. Very good for children. I recommend the café inside...More
You can easily spend two hours in this open air museum. Checking out all the authentic houses, the new exhibitions, and walk around on this “back in time”-terrain. Wonderful staff, a coffee house, and a lot of information are included in this area.
We loved every minute of this very interesting open air museum. It was like going back in time. Well done and expansive. The best examples are the ones not in the "square" but on the outer rim. Each structure is well appointed with "treasures" from...More
The Arbaer Open Air Museum (AOAM) is just COOL, BEAUTIFUL and fun to explore. I would say it is a MUST Visit if you only have a short time in Iceland / Reykjavic. (AOAM vs the Perlan are tied for the must visit museums).
Response from budgettraveller1987 | Reviewed this property |
You can take the bus from the center of town-price is the basic fare. It's a short walk from the bus stop. We were a bit confused on where to go once the bus stopped, but there was a passenger who told the bus driver where... More
You can take the bus from the center of town-price is the basic fare. It's a short walk from the bus stop. We were a bit confused on where to go once the bus stopped, but there was a passenger who told the bus driver where we needed to go, and she relayed the info on to us. Everyone is very helpful in Iceland, so don't hesitate to ask. I even wrote the name of the stop I needed on a paper, showed it to the driver and she made sure we got off at the right place. When we were ready to leave, it was the same bus to pick us up so she asked how we enjoyed the visit. Love the people of Iceland!
Response from TracyB_Htown | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do the entire thing yourself, we took a bus there and walked around with the kids. Had a great time and even eavesdropped a bit on some of the other tours that were there. No one seemed to mind!