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Árbær Open Air Museum


Reykjavik's open air museum, where you can stroll through the past and experience the way we lived.

Fun, fascinating and full of surprises, this living museum takes you on a journey through time. Reykjavík's early history is preserved in a series of lovingly-restored homes, where you'll encounter costumed guides, grazing animals and traditional crafts. Exhibitions, demonstrations and tours reveal how Reykjavík came to life, from a few scattered farms to a vibrant capital city.

A free entrance to the museum is included in the Reykjavík City Card. 

Opening Hours
Summer: 
June - August
Open daily from 10:00-17:00
Guided tours daily at 13:00 or by appointment.
Winter: September - May: 13:00-17:00
Guided tours daily at 13:00, no booking needed.

Groups can visit the Museum by appointment throughout the year.

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