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“great introduction to the country”

National Museum of Iceland
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$55.45*
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Private Sightseeing Tour in Reykjavik
Ranked #8 of 178 things to do in Reykjavik
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great introduction to the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

I'd suggest going to this museum early in your trip as it provides an excellent introduction to the geology and history of the nation. Good for school aged kids as there are many interactive options. Overall layout was great; go front to back on one floor, and next floor is arranged back to front! I learned a lot about the history of the nation that made Golden Circle tour more interesting.

Visited February 2012
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Auburn, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

They did a great job organizing, the audio tour was well done and we loved all the detail!

Visited April 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not a lot of history in a country that's not been around long!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

Walkable from the centre, 1,100kr (£6) each to get in, NOT free on Wednesdays anymore. Two floors of very well presented information; but little you'd not know already if you'd read a chapter in the guidebook. Prominent display on the Fischer/Spassky chess match was something different at least.

Visited March 2012
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Preston, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

I went to view the early viking artefacts and wasn't disappointed. It's on two floors and isn't a huge museum so allow 2-3 hours for a visit. There are free coat/bag lockers in the basement. Photos are allowed.

Visited February 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well laid out museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

A very interesting layout and considering Iceland has only been a republic for a short time is quite impressive. If you are interested in the history this must be the best place to visit.

Visited March 2012
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