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Viðey Island – Reykjavík City Museum
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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 Tower” by Yoko Ono and the Milestones project by Richard Serra. The island is also the nesting ground for over 30 species of birds.Ferry schedule at www.videy.com ...
Maritime Museum – Reykjavík City Museum
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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 to feed their families. See the craft and tools they used through the ages in this beautifully appointed maritime museum. Special attraction: the Coast Guard vessel Óðinn. Welcome aboard! ...
Hafnarhús – Reykjavik Art Museum
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Hafnarhús – Reykjavik Art Museum

CONTEMPORARY Hafnarhús is located downtown by the harbour. Built in the 1930s, this refurbished fishery office and warehouse now houses permanent exhibitions of the works of Erró (b. 1932), one of Europe´s most notable pop artists, an enfant terrible of modern art and the embodiment of Iceland´s youthful artistic spirit. The temporary shows at Hafnarhús tend toward the progressive and experimental, ...
Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum
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Reykjavik Art Museum – Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum

SCULPTURE Ásmundarsafn (Sigtún) is the former home and workshop of the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982), who designed and mostly constructed the building himself. The museum serves to honor his life and work, and displays the largest collection of his sculptures both inside and outside the building. Ásmundur´s art greatly reflects his lifelong interest in the Icelandic sagas, folk tales and ...
Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir
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Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir

MODERN Kjarvalsstaðir (Flókagata 24) is the first building in Iceland designed specifically to display works of visual art. Its doors opened in 1973 and it is named after the painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972), one of Iceland´s most influential and recognized artists. The most comprehensive collection of Kjarval´s works is on permanent display here, highlighting his range of styles as well his use of ...
Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection
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Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection

Ásgrímur Jónsson CollectionÁsgrímur Jónsson (1876–1958) is one of the pioneers of Icelandic art. He bequeathed all his works and belongings to the Icelandic people after his day.The Ásgrímur Jónsson Collection is a special division of the National Gallery of Iceland. The Ásgrímur Jónsson Museum hosts the artist’s studio and home. The museum regularly holds exhibitions of the artist’s works. ...
National Gallery of Iceland
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National Gallery of Iceland

The National Gallery of Iceland, established in 1884, is a leading art museum in Iceland. Its collection consists mainly of 19th, 20th and 21st century art, of which many works are landmarks in Icelandic art history. 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 ...
The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum
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The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum

The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum exhibits works by the modernist sculptor, Sigurjón Ólafsson (1908–1982). It was founded by the artist’s widow, who had their home and his studio at Laugarnes con­verted to house a large collection of his sculptures, sketches and biographical material.The museum also sponsors various cultural programmes and its weekly summer concerts have become popular events in the culture ...
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 - Heritage and History in Iceland, which is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the settlement to the present day. The exhibition is conceived as a journey through time: it begins with the ...
Viking World
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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 ship and was sailed across the Atlantic to New York as a part of the millennial celebration of Leifur Eiríksson’s journey to the New World.Vikings Of The North Atlantic At the museum you will The Story of the Viking ...