Iceladic history comes to life at National Museum of Iceland, founded in 1863. Though its collections used to be held in various Danish institutions, the museum now houses objects returned to their country of origin in the 19th century. The permanent exhibit includes a celebrated carved door depicting a lion slaying a dragon. Use our Reykjavik travel route builder website to arrange your visit to National Museum of Iceland and other attractions in Reykjavik.
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Well worth a couple of hours to understand Icelandic history with well presented, chronological displays more »
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VERY interesting. It's not a huge museum but it's great. It's laid out nice. When we were there it wasn't very crowded. This was wonderful, it gave us as much time as we wanted to read and study esvh display. I have never seen artifacts this old!!!!!! Still can't figure out how these artifacts survived all those years!!! Enjoy!!!
This a beautifully structured museum that houses a number of fascinating artifacts from the country's history. The narrative of Iceland is played out through two floors of chronological advancing pieces, including an entire living arrangement and a full sized boat. This museum is a great way to spend a few hours just outside of the main tourism streets of Reykjavik.
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