History Museums in Reykjavik

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History Museums in Reykjavik

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  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, NJ5,336 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a difficult time finding this museum. Google Maps sent us to the wrong location. It took about 10 minutes to find it.
    The museum is reasonably priced. It has 2 floors of exhibits. I felt the 1st floor had the most interesting material. We saw everything in a half hour but if you are more thorough than us, it would take about an hour. It doesn’t take that long to go through it.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • Timothy K
    Chicago, IL298 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is fascinating, since a real archeological find with lots of artifacts and information on early times in Iceland. Problem was it was hard to get a perspective on the long house, since we were on the same level. Museum continues to history of Reykjavik by examples, which Iliked a lot, gave a feeling of how it grew form a tiny village to small town up ot WWII and then became a city, more or less overnight.
    Written July 18, 2024
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  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, NJ5,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is a bit off the beaten path and has buildings moved here from other areas. It is spread out. The walking tour which is included in admission offers your best option but be prepared that there is a moderate amount of walking involved on this one hour tour. There is a place for children to play inside, gift shop and free parking. Worthwhile place to visit to see how life was in Iceland.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Lynda B
    Montreal, Canada205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting if you want to know about Vikings. Might not be interesting for young children as you follow with an audio guide.
    Has a small gift shop and area to dress up as a Viking.
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,051 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed a photo expo on the subject of 100 years ago, 1918, and the important events in town. Spanish flu and the end of WWI. Plus an explanation of the turf houses in town. Good space.
    Written July 21, 2018
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  • dwyerdcw
    Etowah, NC58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adalstraeti 10 was only a couple doors down from our hotel and connects to the larger Settlement Exhibition. One fee allows you to see both. Adalstraeti 10 takes you through the history of the structure with very interesting visual recreations and information about the buildings former occupants. We spend about 30-40 minutes and then moved on to the Settlement Exhibition.
    Written June 28, 2024
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