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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National Museum of Iceland Reviews
The national museum of Iceland is the perfect place to learn more about this history of Iceland since the settlement. It has 2 full floors with lot of object and artifacts to be seen and learnt. I wou... more »
The National Museum is a good place to gain an insight into the history of Iceland right from the beginning with settlements through Norwegian, Danish and ultimately self rule. As with most museums & ... more »
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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