History Museums

As majestic the mountains and the waterfalls are in Iceland, equally is the history behind it. The viking discovery of America and Greenland, the birthplace of the oldest parliament in the world, the midpoint between two great superpowers. Iceland is rich in all kinds of history and we have the museums to prove it.

East Iceland Heritage Museum
East of IcelandHistory Museums

East Iceland Heritage Museum

The East Iceland Heritage museum has two permanent exhibitions – one featuring the reindeer in East Iceland and one concerning old rural households in the region. The museum also showcases ...
Pompei of the North – Eldheimar
History MuseumsSouth of Iceland

Pompei of the North – Eldheimar

The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar. Visitors get a glimpse into people’s lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever. The ...
Sauðanes on Langanes
East of IcelandHistory MuseumsNorth of Iceland

Sauðanes on Langanes

The Sauðanes house is a part of the house collection of the National Museum of Iceland and is a very interesting stop. The parsonage in Sauðanes was built in 1879 of hewn stone. On site is ...
Akranes Folk Museum
History MuseumsWest of Iceland

Akranes Folk Museum

An interesting museum where you can travel back in time and enjoy the history of Akranes and its surroundings with special emphasis on the fishing industry. The museum’s exhibition is in ...
The Garðskagi Folk Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

The Garðskagi Folk Museum

The Folk Museum is divided into a maritime museum and a local history museum. Opened in 1995, it features various artifacts from the story of Garður that demonstrate farming and seafaring of ...
Duus Safnahús
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsNatural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjanes

Duus Safnahús

Welcome to DuushúsDuus safnahús is the Art and Cultural Center of Reykjanesbær. It houses the exhibition halls for the local museums, concert halls and halls for mixed cultural activities. ...
Hafnarfjörður Museum
History MuseumsReykjavik

Hafnarfjörður Museum

Hafnarfjörður Museum features the cultural history of the town of Hafnarfjörður through artefacts, photographs, and stories of the town. Hafnarfjörður Museum consists of six houses, and nine ...
The Culture House
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsReykjavik

The Culture House

The exhibition Points of View takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions ...
Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air Museum
History MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

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 ...
Reykjavík City Museum – The Settlement Exhibition
History MuseumsReykjavik

Reykjavík City Museum – The Settlement Exhibition

Step into the Viking Age An open excavation where Viking ruins meet digital technology. Just below ground in downtown Reykjavík, this open excavation uncovers the city's Viking Age history. ...