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Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History
East of IcelandHistory Museums

Skriðuklaustur – Centre of Culture & History

Historical site with the ruins of a 16th century monastery and the home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Built in 1939 it is one of Iceland’s most valuable buildings, donated to the nation by the writer in 1948. Museum about Gunnarsson with exhibitions and events of various kind concerning local culture and nature. Personal guidance guaranteed. Lunch and cake buffet every day during the summer at the ...
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. ...
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 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! ...