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Natural History Museum of Kopavogur

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Natural History Museum of Kopavogur

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This day trip to the Golden Circle from Reykjavik is a stress-free way to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful attractions. Don’t worry about mapping out an itinerary: Let your guide and driver take you to Kerid crater, the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss waterfall, and more. Plus, your guide explains local history and geology that you wouldn’t learn traveling on your own.
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Randy C wrote a review Jul 2018
Summerfield, Florida, United States804 contributions118 helpful votes
We enjoyed seeing things here that we did not expect to see that existed in Iceland. Truly eye opening!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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bigwawao wrote a review Jun 2018
New York City, New York8,642 contributions251 helpful votes
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I read about it here. Few reviews. Few on the internet. I decided, on my very last day to visit it. And this is after I asked on the forum. I am so glad I did! The museum is free. It is part of a group of institutions that they called their Culture House. The museum is small. The signage are all in Icelandic. But the displays are a great sampling of everything Icelandic. For example, if you wonder why air travel was shut down after Eyafjallajokul exploded- because they said it spew fine ash into the air- you could see it her. They actually have, side by side, the ash spewed by 3 different volcanoes-Eyafjallajokul and two others. I was surprised by the size difference of the ash thrown up into the sky. Their stuffed animals are very well made and maintained. Looked alive. Saw a puffin specimen. Never saw it elsewhere in Reykjavik. Great sampling of the different rocks found in Iceland, including a few basalt columns. I was the only one there. Few people knew it existed. There were school children in the connected public library but they did not come into the museum. There is a nearby art museum that you could visit after this place. I definitely recommend this place. The only expense you have will be the bus fare if you don't have a car. The bus stop right in front of the Culture Center.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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mrlukenik wrote a review Jun 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom258 contributions36 helpful votes
I recently visited this museum and found it very interesting. Like other posters have mentioned, make sure you ask for a guide in English as the signage is in Islandic (barring the Latin classifications. A great little museum on the right as you enter the main door. Across the paved area is the art museum too. Don't forget to look at the orca skeleton too!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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itcheetam wrote a review Oct 2017
Los Angeles, California3,756 contributions189 helpful votes
I stumbled upon this museum while looking for interesting architectural building. Its housed inside the library within a cluster of buildings (Kopavogar art museum, concert hall, Kopavogur School of music, library) I was shocked its free and contained so much artifacts. Especially in Iceland, they charged you for every little thing, and this museum is free and nicely maintained. Especially with all glass surrounding, very well lit and bright and airy. I especially enjoyed it because no one was around, few people know this exist. From birds, animals, fish to rock collection. A cute museum deserve a visit if you happen to be in this area.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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runner1duck wrote a review Aug 2017
Bridgwater, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
Lovely exhibition [free] of birds mammals geology of Iceland. All info in Icelandic but English info available. Strongly recommend you visit the cafe in the art gallery. Lovely lady explained all the food which was delicious. When asked about a menu in English she said she was the menu! Lovely experience. She said that they didn't get many visitors from UK and was surprised to see us.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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