History Museums Parks and places of interest Reykjavik

Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air Museum

A day out of time

Reykjavík’s open air museum, where you can stroll through the past and experience the way we lived.

Fun, fascinating, and full of surprises, this living museum takes you on a journey through time. Reykjavík’s early history is preserved in a series of restored homes, where you’ll encounter costumed guides, grazing animals, and traditional crafts. Exhibitions, demonstrations, and tours reveal how Reykjavík came to life, from a few scattered farms to a vibrant capital city.

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