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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 provide a reflection of Iceland’s visual art history and cultural heritage. The seven different exhibition rooms create a whole which reflects Iceland’s history, nature, and culture. The exhibition is a collaborative ...
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 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 ...
Museum of Photography – Reykjavík City Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesNiche MuseumsReykjavik

Museum of Photography – Reykjavík City Museum

Capturing moments, then and now Reflecting the contemporary, while archiving the past – this is Reykjavík's home of photography. Reykjavík's main photography museum offers an ongoing programme of contemporary and historical exhibitions, and an onscreen archive of thousands of images from the past. New work from Iceland and abroad reflects contemporary photography, while extensive archives from 1860–2000 ...
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. Discovered during construction work, then carefully excavated, these remnants of the past are the earliest evidence of human settlement in the city. Family friendly, including a children's activity area, this multimedia ...
Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum
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Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum

How the ocean formed a nation A harbour museum exploring Iceland's dramatic relationship with the sea. The survival of a nation depended on generations of brave fishermen heading into the unknown. Over the centuries, methods of catching and working with fish transformed into a science that helped create a modern nation. Exhibitions and artefacts bring our ocean history to life, from battling the waves, to ...
Hafnarhús – Reykjavik Art Museum
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Hafnarhús – Reykjavik Art Museum

CONTEMPORARY The exhibitions at RAM Hafnarhús are progressive and experimental, emphasising works from established contemporary artists, highlighting current notables, and encouraging the works of newcomers. RAM Hafnarhús is home to the works of the Paris based Icelandic artist Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene. The museum is located in the oldest part of Reykjavík by ...
Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum
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Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum

SCULPTURE RAM Ásmundarsafn Sculpture Museum is the former modest home and studio of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982), who designed and constructed the building. The museum serves to honour his life and work and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and in a beautiful park outside the building. Ásmundur’s art reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk ...
Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir
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Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir

MODERN RAM Kjarvalsstaðir is named after the painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885–1972), one of Iceland's most influential and recognised artists. The most comprehensive collection of Kjarval’s works is on display in RAM Kjarvalsstaðir, highlighting his range of styles as well his use of local nature and mythology. RAM Kjarvalsstaðir is situated in beautiful Klambratún Park and is the first building in Iceland ...
Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection

The Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection is a special division of the National Gallery of Iceland. Ásgrímur Jónsson’s (1876–1958) is one of the pioneers of Icelandic art. The museum is situated in Ásgrímur’s former home and studio, and hosts all his works and belongings which he bequeathed to the people of Iceland. ...
National Gallery of Iceland
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

National Gallery of Iceland

The National Gallery of Iceland, established in 1884, is a leading art museum containing many of the main art pieces from Icelandic art culture. Its collection consists mainly of 19th, 20th, and 21st century art. The museum also possesses a fine collection of international art. Collection, conservation, research, education, and presentation of Icelandic and international art are the principal functions of ...