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National Museum of Iceland

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Even though this is a paid entry, it is very worth going in to see the history of Iceland and its settlement, disasters and emergence

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Yorkterrier01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well laid out and provides an insite into the development of Iceland. Not too exciting for children.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Logistical
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unexpectedly excellent, a very well organized set of exhibits. it is mainly older Iceland but does have a nice little roundup of more recent items at the end of the exhibit. If you go to just one museum this is it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank integra-sparks
Reviewed 1 week ago

The steps are wide and are easy to climb or descend. Go down from the entry to the bathrooms and free lockers. Take a walk through the photographic gallery on the first floor. Move into the chronological history and culture, and get a close look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today - recommend a tour guide / Like the way it is set out chronologically - the displays are superb and really interesting - learnt loads about Iceland history -

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 876erikaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well laid-out - informative - easy to explore. Lots of fascinating items and displays to peruse. Great review of Iceland's story.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TerryStratford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this museum, very informative and the ice cave was freezing. Viewing platform also gives amazing 360 view of the city

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank markss12018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the building itself seemed slightly dated the exhibits were good. Lockers available to put bags in. Mainly made up of exhibits of a religious nature on floor one and then floor 2 has more modern day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tayloj35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful museum about Iceland’s history! It is a well organized chronological story of Iceland located on two floors. It begins with the first settlement around 800 up to today. The final exhibit is set up on a mock luggage carousel that one would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Alice L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum that heavily focuses on the early years of the country. Interesting artefacts on display and helpful bi lingual (Icelandic & English) displays, I think you could get other audio tours if needed. Free coat room and lockers for use while you visit,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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