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.

The Culture House
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsReykjavik

The Culture House

The Culture House reopened in April 2015 with the exhibition "Points of View", café and museum shop. The exhibition Points of View takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual ...
Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air Museum
History MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavík City Museum – Árbær Open Air Museum

This unique museum was founded in 1957 in order to give visitors a tangible sense of Reykjavík’s past. It comprises a village-like collection of over twenty “homes,” each of which is a ...
Reykjavík City Museum – The Settlement Exhibition
History MuseumsReykjavik

Reykjavík City Museum – The Settlement Exhibition

At The Settlement Exhibition in Aðalstræti visitors can experience the settlement of Iceland in late 9th century through two remarkable exhibitions. The Settlement Exhibition revolves around ...
Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesHistory MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum

Viðey Island is situated just off the coast of Reykjavík. In addition to beautiful natural surroundings, ancient ruins and rich historical background, you can also see the “Imagine Peace ...
Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum
History MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjavik

Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum

Fishing has always played a major role in Iceland’s history. However, before the superbly equipped modern trawlers appeared, ordinary farmer-fishermen regularly risked their lives in order ...
National Museum of Iceland
History MuseumsReykjavik

National Museum of Iceland

National Museum of Iceland is the oldest museum in the country and celebrated its 150th birthday in 2013. At the museum you can explore the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - ...
Viking World
History MuseumsReykjanes

Viking World

Visit Viking World And… Experience what it was like to sail a viking ship from Scandinavia to the east cost of North America! The viking ship is an exact replica of a ninth-century viking ...
Snorrastofa Cultural Centre in Reykholt
ChurchesHistory MuseumsWest of Iceland

Snorrastofa Cultural Centre in Reykholt

Snorrastofa is founded in the memory of Snorri Sturluson, Iceland‘s most important sagawriter, chieftain and lawspeaker, who settled in Reykholt 1206 and was murdered there in the fall of ...