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Hafnarborg
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Hafnarborg

Hafnarborg – The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art has two exhibition galleries with changing exhibitions, ranging from contemporary art to works by the pioneers of Icelandic art. Exhibitions from the collection are a regular part of the program. Hafnarborg has a mu­seum shop with books and contemporary design and a restaurant on the ground floor. Concerts are an important part of the program. ...
Museum of Design and Applied Art
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Museum of Design and Applied Art

Museum of Design and Applied Art is located in Garðabær, a municipality of roughly 15.000 inhabitants, situated in the heart of the Capital area. Four to six exhibitions are hosted every year, both on Icelandic and international design. This is the only museum in Iceland that specializes in the field of Icelandic design and applied art,  with a collection of 1500 objects such as furniture, graphic design, ...
Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park

Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park is open every day of the year. Its main focus is on Icelandic domestic animals as well as several wild native species, fishes from the North-Atlantic Ocean, pets, reptiles and more. The domestic animals in the zoo display variations in colours as well as both genders and their offspring. During the summer the Family Park offers rides as well as other activities and facilities ...
The Living Art Museum (Nýló)
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

The Living Art Museum (Nýló)

The Living Art Museum was founded in 1978 by a group of 27 artists, with the core of the group´s initiative linked to the SÚM group. The Living Art Museum is a non-profit, artist-run exhibition space and museum, venue for events, critical discussions and performances. The museum has long been the centre of experiments in Icelandic and international art, with many of the exhibitions marking turning points in ...
Reykjavik Botanic Garden
Nature MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavik Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of living plants. The garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research and delight. It conserves some 5000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. In summer there is a variety of events in the Botanic Garden and free guided tours in English are ...
Harpa – Music and Conference Hall
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Harpa – Music and Conference Hall

Harpa, Music and Conference Hall – An Icelandic GemA new Icelandic cultural and conference centre.Harpa is designed by world famous artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen architects and Batteríið architects.Harpa opened its doors in 2011 and is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, The Icelandic Opera and The Reykjavik Big Band. In addition, it serves as the main ...
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 world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions provide a reflection of Iceland’s visual art history and cultural heritage. The exhibition is a collaborative project of ...
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 separate exhibition. Visitors learn how Reykjavík developed from a few scattered farms into the capital of Iceland. During the summer months, staff wear period costumes, and domestic animals bite fresh grass around the site, ...
Museum of Photography – Reykjavík City Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsReykjavik

Museum of Photography – Reykjavík City Museum

Visit exciting Museum of Photography that focus on the capital’s rich history and contemporary culture. The museum is a repository for nearly 5 million photographs taken by amateurs and professionals between 1870-2002. Around thirty thousand of these photographs are available on the museum's online gallery. ...
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 an excavated site, the actual remains of a Viking Age longhouse that have been preserved in situ. The exhibition gives an invaluable insight into the life and times of the first people to inhabit the Reykjavík area. The ...