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Mosfellsbær Art Gallery / Mosfellsbær Library
Art Museums/GalleriesLibrariesReykjavik

Mosfellsbær Art Gallery / Mosfellsbær Library

Mosfellsbær Art Gallery opened in 2005 and is a part of the town's public library. Both the gallery and the library are a central part of the cultural life of Mosfellsbær and are frequently attended by locals and visitors alike. The gallery hosts about ten exhibitions a year with each one lasting around four weeks. Mosfellsbær Art Gallery is an exciting small-town gallery hosting exhibitions by experienced ...
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 of each mammal found in a single country. Founder Sigurður Hjartarson started collecting the specimens 40 years ago, making it accessible to the public in 1997 with the opening ...
Hafnarfjörður Museum
History MuseumsReykjavik

Hafnarfjörður Museum

Hafnarfjörður Museum features the cultural history of the town of Hafnarfjörður through artefacts, photographs, and stories of the town. Hafnarfjörður Museum consists of six houses, and nine year-round exhibitions shedding light on the history and culture of the area. Hafnarfjörður Museum aims to showcase the ever-changing lives of the folks in this seaside town. Today, just under 30,000 people call ...
Museum of Design and Applied Art
Art Museums/GalleriesReykjavik

Museum of Design and Applied Art

The Museum of Design and Applied Art is the only museum in Iceland that specialises in the field of Icelandic design and applied art. It houses a collection of 3,000 objects such as furniture, graphic design, textile, clothing, ceramics, glass, and jewellery. It is located in Garðabær, a municipality of roughly 15,000 inhabitants, situated a short drive from the central Reykjavík area. The museum hosts four ...
Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park

The Reykjavík Zoo and Family park is a fun day out of for families, offering both domestic animals as well as a theme park. Open every day of the year, the main focus of the zoo is on Icelandic domestic animals as well as several wild native species, reptiles, seals, and more. During the summer the Family Park offers miniature car rides as well as other activities such as miniature boat racing, shooting ...
Reykjavik Botanic Garden
Nature MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

Reykjavik Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is an outdoor collection of plants situated in Laugardalur valley in the heart of Reykjavík. The garden’s main role is to conserve plants for education, research, and delight. It conserves some 3,000 plant species in eight plant collections. The collections give an idea of the enormous diversity of vegetation in the northern temperate zone. During the summer, a variety of events are held ...
Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond
Parks and places of interestReykjavik

Nesstofa By Seltjörn Pond

Nesstofa has a unique architectural significance. The house was built in 1761-1767 as the official residence of Iceland’s first Medical Doctor and first Pharmacist. The Exhibition Nesstofa focuses on the house itself, its construction and the history of its preservation and landmarks in its history. ...
The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden
Natural Science MuseumsNiche MuseumsParks and places of interestReykjavik

The Pharmacy Museum And The Herbal Garden

The Pharmacy Museum has charming exhibitions displaying the history of pharmacy in the 20th century. The Herbal Garden of Nes is a medicinal and culinary garden communicating the history of herbal medicine. The museum and the garden are located in Seltjarnarnes, close to a beautiful nature reserve and recreation area on the tip of the Reykjavík peninsula. They are located close to Nesstofa, which was built ...
Aurora Reykjavík
Natural Science MuseumsReykjavik

Aurora Reykjavík

Take 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. The museum features 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 aurora borealis yourself. Enjoy a free cup of coffee or ...
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 ...