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Sudurgata 41, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

Access via bus stop; entrance fee ISK 2000 but inclusive with City Pass. Very comprehensive on different levels with lots of detail. Most impressive especially of the historical path

Thank KirraMelbourne
Reviewed yesterday

Beautifully curated - small enough to get around in a few hours and ample parking. The museum is informative and interesting - its artefacts take you on a journey from the early Viking settlement through to the country's conversion to Christianity and on through the...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting collection of artifacts. Enjoyed very much and learned a lot about Icelandic history.

Thank hwhudson
Reviewed 3 days ago

We only had about three hours in Reykjavik, so decided to go to this museum hoping to get a comprehensive information on Icelandic history. The museum’s collection of artifacts and information did not disappoint us. We spent about two hours touring two floors. The audio...More

Thank YEriksson
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had hoped to see this in 1 1/2 hour but we spent almost 3 hours there. Tt is well presented in a nice easy to understand chronological order. Use the storage (free) lockers in the basement to store you coat and other objects. Be...More

Thank TopsideMI
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. It’s so much more than a simple walk through .. it really brought the history of Iceland to life. Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place you should visit if you want to learn something about the history of Iceland, from Viking origins to recent times. There are also exhibits about volcanic activity in Iceland, glaciers etc. The Museum shop is very nice too,

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 6 days ago

From its very beginning and Viking origins, to these days, this museum gathers a great collection of burial finds, Christian items as well as things from today in its upper floors. We've spent no less than 2 hours wandering through the Vikings artefacts, and we...More

Thank BalthazarLeod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the informative and detailed displays of volcanic activity, glaciers and geothermal exhibits, history of the environment of Iceland and its geographic land mass, well explained at this modern museum. While driving at 11pm the evening before, in a remote area a couple hours...More

Thank Patsy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy museums in our travels, and found this one to be worth the time for a visit. The exhibits were well-done and the artifacts were interesting. The exhibits were in chronological order, which made walking through it have a great flow. Each floor...More

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Michele P
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Garry B | Reviewed this property |
2hrs at least
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June 30, 2017|
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February 8, 2017|
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There are lockers, but not big enough for suitcases.
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