National Museum of Iceland

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The National Museum of Iceland is a museum located in the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik. The museum was established in 1863. It didn't have a permanent home until 1950, before that its collection was scattered across many attics. The museum offers a variety of engaging exhibitions and one permanent display explaining richly the story of Iceland’s past, from the medieval days of Viking settlements to the current contemporary culture. A key item in the museum's collection is Valþjófsstaður door which depicts a version of the Lion-Knight legend in which a knight slays a dragon.

Getting there

The museum is situated on the edge of the city centre. You can get there by taking the 12 bus to ‘Þjóðminjasafn’.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is set at 2000 ISK for adults and 1000 ISK for seniors and students. Admission is free for children.

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  • Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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  • +354 530 2200

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