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Árbær Open Air Museum

Kistuhylur 4, Reykjavík 110, Tlf: +354 411 6304

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun: 1.00pm - 5.00pm


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.

Reykjavík City Museum
engaging journeys through culture, heritage and history.

Welcome to Reykjavík City Museum. Five unique places that take you beyond the shore and below the ground. Five museum experiences that cover the Settlement to the contemporary moment. And five fun and engaging ways to enjoy Reykjavík’s exciting cultural heritage.

Three of the museum sites are within walking distance of downtown Reykjavík, while the Árbær Open Air Museum and the ferry terminal are only 10-15 minute drive from the city centre. All museum sites are family-friendly and inclusive.