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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed visiting, and the displays are quite well labeled, and interesting. The art is unique, many local artists are shown.

Thank Carol839
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learned a ton about Iceland and it’s history and culture. Spent a couple of hours browsing through the exhibits. Many of them have audio explanations that helped me understand the nature of the exhibition much better. The museum was well curated and in my opinion,...More

Thank Luisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the national museum with our 15 and 13 year old children. The museum has an impressive collection and a lot of information, but compared to most modern museums (including several in Reykjavik) it has little interactive content. This made it difficult to hold...More

Thank franlake
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place offers a great insight into the very beginnings of inhabitation of Iceland up to present day. Some wonderful exhibits. A few spoken word exhibits available in both Icelandic and English. I enjoyed most of these. Marked down as I thought it was quite...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to learn about Iceland and their history, this is the stop for you. I probably spent a couple of hours going through everything. Learned a lot, and really enjoyed all the displays. Seemed like everything was pretty well covered from the Vikings...More

Thank bonniel182
Reviewed 2 days ago

Kids will love exploring the past in one of 3 rooms designed especially for them to explore, whether it be dressing up in medieval suits of armor or reviewing libraries of old. You can even sneak away and check out a few exhibits yourself while...More

Thank Tracy_ANTCC
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum has a lot of great and interesting information about Iceland's history and heritage. All coats and bags must be placed in lockers on the lower/basement level before you can see the exhibits, which was nice as we were able to walk more freely....More

1  Thank Edith C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting museum depicting the history of Iceland. Museum is accessible and well laid out. Two floors of artifacts and displays laid out in chronological order. Nice variety of artifacts in well marked displays. All signs and information in English.

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great spot to visit. I'm sure you could spend a lot of time here. We only stayed for a short time, but we really enjoyed what we saw while we were there. Great spot to hide form the wind and cold too!

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 days ago

A rainy day in Reykjavik had us wondering what to do, when we came across the museum only a short walk from our accommodation in a crazy wind storm. We were just looking for something indoors although pleasantly surprised. The museum is set out well...More

Thank Emily N
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Michele P
10 October 2017|
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Response from jorgensentraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hi, clearly this depends on a variety of factors (interest, knowledge, with kids..?), but as a general suggestion; try 2 hrs and add a coffee break. Enjoy!
30 June 2017|
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Response from Katie O | Reviewed this property |
9 February 2017|
Response from Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.