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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great collection of Icelandic artifacts and relics. The museum is split into two levels and gives a great walkthrough from the first settlers to the making of the modern Icelandic nation. I particularly enjoyed the items related to old Norse mythology. The only downside to this museum is that section on modern Iceland seems a bit small and more like an afterthought. However, overall I would recommend this museum to any history or culture buffs.

Thank Postcards4Clarabelle
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this museum just before flying back home. It is perfect for a half day activity and the displays are modern and well organized. "Not to be missed" displays are highlighted.

Thank Foncho11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pay this place a visit its well worth it to see the cultural history, based on 2 levels is easy to navigate and very informative.

Thank christopherharris10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful museum with lots of artefacts and history relating to the development of the nation that is Iceland.
Modern and easy to get around ,friendly and helpful staff and a nice coffee shop where you can have a light lunch or try one of the yummy cakes.

Thank Helene H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We filled in quite a few hours here whilst in Reykjavík. There is a fee but it entitled you to visit the cultural museum as well. Both are really worth a visit.

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvellous museum to understand the effort and struggle of the settlers and the generations after, to live in Iceland, and to feel the incredible development in the last decades.

Thank anjeney
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well put together displays and history. We actually spent a lot of time here walking through displays and rooms on several floors. A must see!

Thank Wade L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Museum is a good 10-minute walk from the City Hall along the lagoon’s banks.

Unfortunately, because Iceland is relatively a newly-independent country, I found the museum underwhelming. Good place to learn about the Vikings and the colonizers of the country if that’s what you’re looking for.

Thank Hilda T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot to learn about Iceland's history at the National Musuem and it may offer as an educational alternative for those many, many rainy days here in Iceland. The audio book/ audio guides are helpful and offer additional information on everything on show...

However, the audio guidebooks can become very confusing, very quickly. Some of the numbers on show next to each of the items do not match up with the audio accompaniment. In addition, a lot of the numbers are mixed around and prove difficult to follow in a logical order.

We mentioned it to the staff as we left and they told us that the exhibits had recently been reorganised and that some of the artefacts were yet to be given the correct numbers etc. Happily, we left assuming this would be fixed for future visits but I'm not sure how quickly this will actually happen.

Overall, a nice afternoon (at best 45 - 60 minutes) and a relatively cheap alternative to a lot of the other "things to do" in Reykjavik.

Thank Tom P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One reason for the trip is to find the Viking history.
Iceland museum help me to find the early from of the legend of Thor.
He is less than one inch figure which do not look like the character we see in the comic or the movie. If anyone have time go see him yourself.

Thank 694mellys
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