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“Interesting way to start your trip to Iceland”

National Museum of Iceland
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$57.12*
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Private Sightseeing Tour in Reykjavik
Ranked #8 of 176 things to do in Reykjavik
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Everett, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting way to start your trip to Iceland”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

We've visited this museum twice, both times on the same day of arrival. It is a nice way to start your trip to Iceland.

Visited June 2012
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome exhibits”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is a great museum. I strolled the exhibits at a leisurely pace, reading through most of descriptions, and finished in just under 3 hours. You can learn a great deal about the nation on this visit.

I also loved the small special exhibit of World Chess Championship between Bobby Fischer vs Boris Spassky in 1972.

If you plan on visiting museums in a short time span, do buy Reykjavík Welcome Card, which gives you free entrance to this museum.

I would not recommend it for small children.

Visited June 2012
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Norway
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Honest history”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Traditional museum, free of "infotainment". Kept its distance to Saga fantasy, good! Very good and interesting exhibit about genetic reseach into the origin of the first settlers. Go and take your time!

Visited May 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Interesting history and artifacts”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

This museum houses an exhibit exploring Icelandic history from the time of the Vikings to the present. It is well explained in Icelandic and English and there are many interesting artifacts to see.

Visited June 2012
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San Antonio, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great National Museum -- worth seeing”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

Excellent exhibits and organization. Good graphics. Well spaced. Interesting room featuring world chess championships between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer. A good experience. Need 2 to 3 hours to see it.

Visited June 2012
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