National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

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Iceladic history comes to life at National Museum of Iceland, founded in 1863. Though its collections used to be held in various Danish institutions, the museum now houses objects returned to their country of origin in the 19th century. The permanent exhibit includes a celebrated carved door depicting a lion slaying a dragon. Use our Reykjavik travel route builder website to arrange your visit to National Museum of Iceland and other attractions in Reykjavik.
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  • We spent a couple of hours in this nicely designed, and very informative museum. It was easy to get to by bus. There is a large gift shop and a fairly small café in the building also.  more »
  • Stopped by for a cup of coffee and to look at the view. It was under remodel so we just looked around after the coffee and left.  more »
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  • The museum is well laid out and easy to find. The ticket allows you entry to Culture House as well, which is another must-visit when in Reykjavik. We learned a lot about Icelandic history here. The museum allows photography and the downstairs cloakroom is really convenient to leave your coats and bags in lockers (free of charge). Definitely recommend!
  • The museum is really well laid out. It flows in chronological order.so it is easy to follow along and it has great information as well as artifacts presented. They also offer student admission if you show your ID. Would recommend coming here to learn about the history of the small country.
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