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“Well Presented View of Icelandic History”

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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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Well Presented View of Icelandic History”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had a morning in Reykjavik before our volcano tour, so we wanted to see a museum with a unique Icelandic theme. The National Museum provided a good overview that can be seen and appreciated in 60-90 minutes. The staff was very friendly and helpful and appreciated my attempt to use greetings in Icelandic. It is well worth the cost to get the audio tour guide.

Visited September 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Icelandic art displayed in this museum is of high quality. The information included made the works more understandable and, therefore, more meaningful. Lunch area was pleasant with some good food choices for lunch or snack.

Visited August 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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“Stopped by to visit the "family silver".”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My third or fourth visit over the years. There is always an interesting special display. The collection is well displayed with historical information in English that is easy to read and follow. If you have questions the staff are friendly and will assist with finding more information for you. The gift shop is very nice and has high quality items and a selection of books. The cafe is small but has interesting and tasty items.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary
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31 reviews
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“Interesting”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Well worth seeing if you want to learn more about Iceland. Nicely displayed and some very interesting articles.

Visited July 2013
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Nord-Odal Municipality, Norway
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“For those who loves pagan religion and history”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great place to learn a lot about Iceland in a short time. All from the pre-discovery to the Viking settlement an up to newer history.

Visited August 2013
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