Historic Walking Areas • History Museums
What travelers are saying
- Despite not having high expectations, the museum truly surprised me since many of the buildings were open and not only the facades but also the interior and everyday objects could be seen. Some of them I saw for the first time in my life! A very insightful and educative place to visit, in addition, some of the bigger buildings also have exhibitions about how everyday life changed for Icelanders throughout time.Written October 19, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We didn't go inside as it was closed but plenty to see in the garden for free - beautiful sculptures. Worth popping in when visiting the cathedral as it's just next door.Written November 26, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A few tips:
I took a taxi to get there. A bit luxurious, perhaps, but it was a 4.7km walk from where I was. When you get there, there is a causeway in the form of a beach leading across to Grotta Lighthouse. Access to the island, depends on the tides, so eventually, at some point, the island does get cut off by the sea. So, watch it!!! When I went, there was an Icelandic family there... so I did what they did. When I saw them leaving, I did too... and the sea was starting to be dangerously too close to my wellies for my liking.
The place is beautiful, spectacular even. I went around 4 p.m. So, no "golden hour" shots. Locals have also told me, it's the perfect place to get great shots of the Northern Lights if you are lucky enough to catch them.
One little secret thing that MADE my day was sitting in the individual-sized hot water foot spa on the rocks at the beach, which is known as Kvika. I decided to eat some delicious Icelandic chocolate and have a Gull Beer and that water was PIPING!!!! Amazing. In fact, I think it was my favourite thing about my whole trip.
Oh, I had to walk back to Reykjavik. The wellies skinned ankles. BADLY.
So, have a plan for getting back. I saw those scooter things... lying around but there were gale-force winds that day... so I thought I'd better not.Written September 12, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This beach is nice you feel like your walking on a nice sand as in Spain the pools are cozy and hot it's really close to the ocean so it's so nice to jump in after a cold take in the ocean which is nice and refreshing in the usmmer the place has an shop so if you want an ice cream it got you've covered! I recommend and it's so nice to go there and lau on your towel there wether it's in the sand or on the little hill which is part of the zone! The showers are good cozy and big it's really nice! :)Written December 20, 2022
- 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
- The museum itself and its surroundings were created and projected by the artist Ásmundar Sveinsson as a place where his legacy could be exhibited. In the park, his sculptures are exhibited and they can be viewed free of charge. Indoors, there is a changing exhibition, as well as many of the same sculptors yet on a much smaller scale so they could be viewed from a different perspective.Written October 19, 2023
- Our daughter was looking forward to this for our entire trip to Iceland. The experience did not disappoint! We had a really good time dressing up and taking some photos with our two kids. A fun family activity - recommended!Written December 2, 2023
- If you are interested in the author or in house and furniture design, especially mid century, this is the place for you. Wonderful evocative visit. Loved it. Staff is very friendly, kind, and welcoming (and speak excellent English). The house is how the family left it and the setting along the river is beautifulWritten July 4, 2023
- 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
- This was the last geothermal site we visited in Iceland, so maybe because of that I rate it 4 instead of 5, as during our Iceland road trip we saw more attractive ones.
This one also came as a bonus, as we didn't know about it, but had some time to kill before going to Blue Lagoon at 4 PM, and after that proceeding to Keflavik airport for our flight back home.
A kind lady at Perlan museum (strongly suggest to visit it) recommended it to us, as it's between Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon.
Entry is free, there's a walking path among few smaller geysers with pretty strong sulfur smell. Count on around half an hour for visit.Written November 16, 2023
- Whilst in the harbour area it is worth the short (but slightly scary) walk around the hill to the top. The shed on top is full of rotting fish which if you stand in the wind, smells pretty bad! It was a freezing and windy day when we climbed up and the path being quite thin, was a bit slippy on the stones and grass, even in proper walking boots so just be careful. The views across the harbour and out to sea were very nice so I would recommend it.Written November 12, 2023
- The red cliffs at Heidmork Nature Reserve are amazing! The colors of the volcanic remains are just beautiful. Be careful of the horse droppings though, because they are everywhere due to the horse rental tours down the road. A great place to stop and take a hike though without driving too far out of Reykjavik. No charge to enterWritten March 19, 2020
- We decided to take the bus from where were were staying to the Grotto Light House and then walk back along the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula Jogging Path back in the Reykjavik. The whole area was so peaceful, very few tourists or locals. I have a special affinity with the coast and certainly felt it here :) Luckily my daughter had the foresight to Google Maps the little foot bath on route or we would have missed it. The water was so warm and my calves tingled for the rest of the walk. It slippery inside though so you need to be careful stepping in... and I am 5' 8" and the water pretty much reached my knees. The walk with the wind in your hair, and the salt in your nose was wonderful. Make sure you wrap up warm though. My only gripe would be the need for a public toilet somewhere along the routeWritten September 15, 2023
- James was great and was knowledgeable, and the tour went amazingly, friendly guide would definitely come back and do it againWritten December 4, 2023
- Please do yourself a favor and visit Hidden People! I have come to Iceland many times and I always make sure to stop and buy beautiful hand crafted gifts that are one of a kind and made with love and all good intentions. I absolutely love Hidden People. ❤️Written November 19, 2023