National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

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Iceladic history comes to life at National Museum of Iceland, founded in 1863. Though its collections used to be held in various Danish institutions, the museum now houses objects returned to their country of origin in the 19th century. The permanent exhibit includes a celebrated carved door depicting a lion slaying a dragon. Use our Reykjavik travel route builder website to arrange your visit to National Museum of Iceland and other attractions in Reykjavik.
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  • We went to kill some time but ended up loving the museum. Not a bad walk from city center. I recommend it! Great to learn about the history of Iceland before you start your tours of the beautiful... 
    We went to kill some time but ended up loving the museum. Not a bad walk from city center. I recommend it! Great to learn about the history of Iceland before you start your tours of the beautiful...  more »
  • My family & I spent a day and a half in Reykjavik seeing the sites. In my opinion, this museum was the single best educational site (and use of our site seeing time) in Reykjavik. Many of the other... 
    My family & I spent a day and a half in Reykjavik seeing the sites. In my opinion, this museum was the single best educational site (and use of our site seeing time) in Reykjavik. Many of the other...  more »
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  • Excellent museum with lots of information and artifacts covering everything from the earliest settlement of Iceland to modern times. All the displays had information in Icelandic and English, and the guided tour (included with admission price) was in English. Also, the museum gift shop was great, there was a lot of stuff and it was generally more reasonably priced than most gift shops in Reykjavik.
  • Interesting - but you can just expect a typical museum. Unfortunately just a minimum part for interactive stuff. So I think they could make it more attractive with different types for the knowledge transfer.

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