Reykjavik Historic Sites

Historic Sites in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik Historic Sites

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  • Glen E
    Golden, Canada501 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A comprehensive and comprehendable display of the lives of the first settlers.

    The exhibits cover food, clothing, occupations and buildings of the earliest inhabitants.

    If you like old rocks, this is for you.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Guide084911
    Newburyport, MA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful and unique collection of early 1900s art deco sculptures. You can wander around the three floors at your own pace. Each floor has a new, surprising, and amazing sculpture. The museum is located right across from the cathedral.
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • Danielle L
    Point Pleasant, NJ48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This little island was magical. We enjoyed exploring the cliffs and meadows with the company of various birds and even a harbor seal! The art installations and views were amazing. There’s a cute cafe to get food and drinks at as well. We loved even taking the ferry over. I highly recommend visiting.
    Written August 22, 2023
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  • matthewmcneil90
    Lincoln, UK67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Weird to visit a cemetery but very beautiful, felt more in touch with nature given that it’s so well populated with trees. Very peaceful space to walk.
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • Wanderer
    Holbeach, UK396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unable to go inside, but an interesting spot to see if on a walking tour, would not say that you have to head out of your eay to see it unless you have a particular interest in the cold war.
    Written November 15, 2023
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  • cllsrr
    Ellsworth, ME120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were lucky enough to meet the Director of this interesting and culturally significant center. Our group all agreed that we have never met anyone more passionate about keeping the true Icelandic culture alive and well. This is worth a visit if your in Reykjavík.
    Written March 31, 2023
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  • bskramer
    The Villages, FL320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Due to some changes in our travel scheduled that required us to stay near Reyjavik longer than we expected, we had the opportunity to visit the home of the President of Iceland. We were impressed by the ideal setting along the coast and enjoyed the ride there. We visited in the morning and were the only tourists visiting. Even though it was windy, we took very scenic photographs of the church and ceremonial buildings. Only a chain and sign indicated the boundary for tourists. At the time we visited, there was only one police car parked at the home. It is a beautiful serene setting that reminded us of how a civilized world should operate. We spent about 30 minutes here before departing. Since this is an easy stop in or out of Reykjavik, it is well worth a 45-minute stop.
    Written June 2, 2022
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  • CharlieV2011
    Chicago, IL2,130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was walking through the area and decided to stop in for a quick visit as the ticket I purchased for the National Gallery allows free entrance here. The house is small and is really 3 rooms. The painter left hundreds of painting to the country of Iceland and they are on display in several museums. The theme of the paintings in the home related to trolls. Great way to spend 30 minutes if you have the free entrance ticket.
    Written July 19, 2021
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  • Vincent K
    Concord, NC122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an off the beaten track place that recommended an SUV, but we reached it in sedans. The ruins are not much, but just beyond is an enchanting valley where water courses from different directions to create a valley of small waterfalls. We spent several hours here exploring.
    Written October 6, 2018
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