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History museums

If you want to learn a little about the history of Iceland and Reykjavík, you should check out one of these museums and places. Each one of them will tell you more about our unique ways of life, and how we lived and survived through the ages on this cold island up north!

Maritime Museum

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum is located by the old harbour in Reykjavík, in a building that was

National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history - displays

The Settlement Exhibition

The Settlement Exhibition - Reykjavik 871± 2 deals with the settlement of Reykjavík.

Árbær Open Air Museum

Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957.

The Culture House

At the Culture House, the exhibition Points of View – a journey through the visual world of Icela

Saga Museum

From the time of the earliest settlers, history is brought to life in a unique and exciting way.<

Hafnarfjörður Museum

Hafnarfjörður Museum is a museum of cultural artefacts and photographs of Hafnarfjörður town.

Viðey Island

Unspoiled nature reigns on the island of Viðey, which has a unique place in Icelandic history.

Nesstofa Medical History Museum

The Medical History Museum Nesstofa is a specialized museum under the administration of the Natio