Gain a better understanding of the capital city's folklore from past generations at Reykjavik Open Air Museum. The Reykjavik Society, formed when concerns arose that the city was losing its local history, created this museum to address these issues and find ways to restore the town's past. This included restoring farm buildings, which is why the museum is now mostly open-air. Visit a professor's house, a typical stable, an exhibit with old trains, a blacksmith's house, and even an old slaughterhouse. You can also check out archaeological findings in one of the museum's newest exhibits, Reykjavík 871±2. Take a look at our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum Reviews
Consists of several buildings which are real olden day houses that were lifted and brought in from Reykjavik. Amazing to see how people used to live in iceland before WW2 was able to bring more... more »
Historic Icelandic buildings brought to this location so that the visitor can see the progression of history through architecture. We took two buses to get here and found it worth the trouble... more »
This place is underwhelming when you first walk in but then when you see the older homes in the back it becomes amazing. Definitely money well spent. I suggest starting from the back and working your way in. Some of the animals there are pretty tame. The sheep love to be pet
I only experienced the museum on culture day and it was free for anyone wearing traditional clothing. I ate very nice pancakes and there were many nice events. The outdoor nature of the museum msde it even more fun.
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