Reykjavik Open Air Museum, Reykjavik

4.6
#3 of 70 in Historic Sites in Iceland
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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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  • We had a private tour here that was very interesting and fun. Enjoyed seeing the old structures and interacting with the sheep and other animals. Could have spend more time here. 
    We had a private tour here that was very interesting and fun. Enjoyed seeing the old structures and interacting with the sheep and other animals. Could have spend more time here.  more »
  • Regular visitors and always very happy! Unfortunately new (?) and not friendly service staff at Diillonshús. A disappointment. 
    Regular visitors and always very happy! Unfortunately new (?) and not friendly service staff at Diillonshús. A disappointment.  more »
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  • If you're into history and learning about the culture, this is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Lots of buildings to explore, most furnished in the style of the times. Icelandic and English signs make it easy to know what you are seeing. Guide was very helpful for our group.
  • Very Nice museum and very staff. I can only recommend this open air museum to everyone that comes to island it’s a beautiful place with lots of information about island and it’s history. That houses are very nicely decorated and restored. Also there are very nice animals Sheep and goats and Horses and at the end there is a very nice store with lots of souvenirs

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