The museum was well laid out with an impressive number of artefacts dating back to 1000 A.D. and earlier. The main permanent exhibit is a timeline of Iceland's history since settlement. It took us about 2.5 hours to go through. We really enjoyed the multimedia features which were scattered through the display, giving more background into the history of each time period. A lot of the exhibit was focussed on the different religious conversions that occurred in the country in the past 1000 years.
Aside from the main exhibit, there was also another cool exhibit on the famous chess match that occurred in Reykjavik between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, and a temporary gallery of local photography which were both interesting.
We found a few notes online that this museum has free admission on Wednesdays - we were disappointed to find out upon arrival that this is no longer the case. Even so, the museum was worth the entrance price (1200 kr for adults or 600 kr for post-secondary students). Finally, the food in the cafe was reasonably priced (eg 750 kr for a sandwich).
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