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National Museum of Iceland

Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 530 2200
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 530 2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here and were thoroughly absorbed in the history of Iceland and its' people. Highly recommend!

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not overcrowded. Good introduction to history of life in Iceland. Plan an hour unless you get too-expensive food in the cafe. Better choice than the Culture House.

Thank kansasrod
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum gives a good sense of Iceland's past, both geographical, and cultural. It has a decent range of items to view and can occupy a couple hours, but it is not particularly interactive or engaging. It is certainly a contrast to the primarily natural...More

Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Presented as a timeline from first inhabitants to present day. Very informative and a must see for any traveler to Iceland.

Thank kcbergmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits here chronicle the history of Iceland. It is very informative and I now have a new appreciation for the story of Iceland. One negative is that some of the exhibits are dimly lit and hard to see.

Thank Lonelobster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Students get a discount! Really cool museum with tons of great artifacts. Can easily spend an hour looking at all of the boats, horse-related items, ancient weapons, ect.

Thank llilly20
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum presents an excellent review of Iceland's history, organized by time periods. It is easy to follow the exhibits in the correct order. The items on display illustrated the history very well. The various videos were excellent.

Thank DSF1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were impressed with this great museum. Plan on about 2+ hours to do it justice. Take a break at their coffee shop. Museum admission $20 per person / $10 per senior 67 and over. Well worth the trip and the admission.

Thank gmg613
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is near the University of Iceland. The museum has everything about the history of Iceland. I came here for school purpose and 3 hours was not enough to read through everything and look through everything! I highly suggest coming here because it is really...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful museum. One of the best we have visited. A great overview of Iceland. Well organized great graphics and displays We spent about 1 1/2 hours there We walked from the city center around the lake.

Thank 95ellen
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KellyLittlestar
Is there any locker of cloakroom to store luggage?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Biggles254 | Reviewed this property |
There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.
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Pamela B
is it true that the national museum is free on Wednesdays?
14 January 2017|
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Response from Cassandra A | Reviewed this property |
Admission is free everyday as far as I am aware.
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brownyeyedgirl
Could we reach this museum easily from the port area and is it possible to pay by credit or debit card?
29 August 2016|
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Response from Alice C | Reviewed this property |
You can pay by credit card. The walk would not be difficult.
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