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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Kópavogur is a part of the Kópavogur Cultural Houses. The 600 m2 exhibition area is at the ground floor of the Museum house, which the museum shares with the Kópavogur Public Library.

The museum divides into two categories, geological and zoological. The geological part focuses on the formation of Iceland and the major  types of rocks and minerals. The zoological part focuses (with few exceptions) on Icelandic birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates. 

The museum staff provides guidance, if requested. If possible, the guidance is adapted to the interest, age and language of our guests. Guidance should preferably be reserved in advance, especially for groups. Guidance is a part of our service and therefore always free.