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“Cool spot to visit and get out of the cold”

National Museum of Iceland
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Ranked #11 of 182 things to do in Reykjavik
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 with really interesting artefacts and information. There are also some interactive areas perfect for children. Worth a visit especially if planning to drive the ring road and find out more about Iceland.

Thank Emily N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are some very interesting parts of the museum-- most of those were the audio/video discussions. We listened to all of those in full. Somehow, this museum not as compelling as others we've seen. Artifacts are OK... the religious ones were particularly impressive. We found the census data fascinating but not much discussion of the lengthy process to regain independence. Overall, the layout was good and generally informative.

Thank alvalady
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quite informative about the history of Iceland, a must visit if you wish to learn about Iceland history, early settlers and how things changes from then on...
It was a nice experience...
And it won't take much of your time, 2-3 hrs will suffice.
Also it has a nice cafe.

Thank Rahul V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will recommend to prepare a lot of time here, since there is a lot of information and things to see. My friend and I spent about an hour here and did not read nearly all of the boards. We went here on a Sunday and had a two-for-one price on tickets. Don't know if that is a regular thing or a one-time-thing. When buying the ticket you also get a free entrance to another museum (cultural museum) a few minutes away. We didn't have the time to visit that center, sadly. Lots of artifacts and old findings with information next to it. Two floors with Icelandic history and one "international" and modern exhibition in another room (one or two interactive things to do, but mostly a good room to consider your own nationality feeling). Down in the entrance they keep the temporary exhibition. The two top floors are separated into two time periods. The rooms are quite open, broad and wide so it's a bit hard to understand where to go if you want to go chronically. Yet it is not so much of an issue since it's not a big leap inbetween , but it is a lot of head concentration if you plan on reading and being invested in everything. Some of the items have a screen with audio information inbetween, which is stimulating after reading a lot. Interesting place!

Thank Mari M
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