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Hannesarholt
History MuseumsReykjavik

Hannesarholt

HANNESARHOLT is a hidden gem a few blocks from the center of Reykjavík. Historic home of the late Hannes Hafstein, Iceland’s first Minister of State, poet and politician. Built in 1915, and remained a home until 2007, now restored and opened to the public.Cafe and restaurant in the delightful dining rooms on the first floor City walks from Hannesarholt of the historic center of town by ...
The Icelandic Phallological Museum
Nature MuseumsNiche MuseumsReykjavik

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

The Icelandic Phallological Museum is one of the most informative, humorous, and unusual museums in the world. The world famous “Penis museum” in Reykjavik is the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country. The founder, Sigurður Hjartarson started the collection 40 years ago and made it first accessible to the ...
Saga Museum
History MuseumsReykjavik

Saga Museum

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAGA MUSEUMVisitors have the choice to be guided through the museum with an audio device and can choose between Icelandic, English, French, German and Swedish. The audio guide can also be bought in the form of a booklet at the front desk.You are welcome to bring your camera and take picture. History comes alive To recreate these historical moments in the most authentic way, ...
Aurora Reykjavík
Natural Science MuseumsReykjavik

Aurora Reykjavík

Aurora Reykjavík - Northern LightsTake a walk through history and learn how people and cultures around the world saw the Northern Lights via legends and myths connected to this amazing phenomenon. There are interactive displays as well as a specially equipped ‘photo booth’ where you can learn how to adjust your camera’s settings should you want to try your hand at capturing the auroras yourself. Enjoy a ...
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 ...
Central Bank of Iceland Coin Collection
Niche MuseumsReykjavik

Central Bank of Iceland Coin Collection

Central Bank of Iceland Coin Collection consists of Icelandic notes and coin, foreign money from earlier times, especially that mentioned in Icelandic sources, and more recent currency from Iceland’s main trading partner countries. The collection is now comprised of almost twenty thousand coins and almost five thousand types of note.A selection from the numismatic collection is on display in showcases ...
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 ...
Art Gallery Fold
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Art Gallery Fold

Art Gallery Fold is Iceland's leading exhibition and auction house. Established in 1990, the present proprietors have owned Galleri Fold since 1992. Galleri Fold has for sale the works of over sixty of Iceland’s best-known artists. The gallery also resells artworks on behalf of individuals and companies, both directly and at auctions. There are two big exhibition halls in the gallery where 6-8 shows are ...
Museum of Einar Jónsson
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Museum of Einar Jónsson

Einar Jónsson (1874-1954) was Iceland’s first sculptor and the building was the country’s first art museum. The sculptor offered his works to the Icelandic people and his museum was opened in 1923. The task of the museum is to preserve, display and research the art of Einar Jónsson. A garden adorned with 26 bronze casts of the artist’s works is located behind the museum. ...
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. ...