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National Museum of Iceland
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$55.42*
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Private Sightseeing Tour in Reykjavik
Ranked #8 of 178 things to do in Reykjavik
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Wolverhampton
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98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Very interesting museum covering christian and medieval history on 1st floor and modern history on 2nd. Really liked the 60s fashion display and inventions from 1900 to 2010. Lovely modern building.

Visited February 2012
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Seattle, WA
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Informative and well-assembled”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

We saw artifacts that represented periods in Iceland's history wonderfully, and they were even more informative because of their highly professional displays and accompanying text. There was just the right amount of stuff, too--an impressive bounty but not too overwhelming for a two-hour visit. We were able to leave feeling we really had a sense of Iceland's history and culture.

Visited February 2012
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A fascinating insight into the history of a nation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

A well presented, chronological tour through the history of Iceland with many interesting exhibits and engaging texts in English as well as Icelandic. Allow an hour and a half or so to find out more about this remarkable country and don't miss the exhibition of photographs at the rear of the shop.

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Accessible and informative.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very informative museum that tells the story and history of Iceland in an accessible way. Really enjoyed the exhibits. Great cafe on the ground floor too!

Visited January 2012
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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Terrific Museum to Learn about Iceland!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

What we really liked about this museum is that it's so welcoming, easy to navigate, & very interesting. They have free lockers to store your stuff (like backpacks, pocketbooks or umbrellas) & nice coat racks. The exhibits are clear & beautiful; artifacts are amazing!

Visited January 2012
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