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Visiting National Museum of Iceland Reykjavik

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National Museum of Iceland is a museum in Rekyavik, Iceland. It was established on 24 February 1863. Actually, there was something happened and make the museum becomes overhaul in 2004. But today, the museum has been reopened and can be visited by many people. There are so many reasons why tourists want to visit this museum. The museum is completed with various multimedia and technology. There are so many collections can be seen too.

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National Museum of Iceland – A Museum You Have to Visit in Reykjavik

National Museum of Iceland – A Museum You Have to Visit in Reykjavik

1. Touchscreen Everywhere

1. Touchscreen Everywhere

Whenever you visit the National Museum of Iceland, you will see the touchscreen everywhere. The touchscreen will inform you about many things, such as additional information relates to the museum, the history of Iceland, and many more. It makes you easier to know more about the museum and Iceland. In a few places, you can find phones where you can call a person from that era. You can ask the questions about their lives. Even you can also find drawers that can be opened by yourself. Many unique things in this museum, so don't skip this museum when visiting Iceland.

2. Hands-on Room

2. Hands-on Room

No many kids like visiting a museum. But it will not happen if you visit this museum with your kid. Your kid will like playing in this museum. Why? There is a hands-on room where kids can spend their time touching things and play with them. So, your kids will like playing in this museum. Even, the museum has Viking stuff that makes your kids enjoy more their time in this museum. You can also enjoy seeing various collection of objects. Every object has a historical story. Many tourists feel so interested in visiting this museum because they want to know more about the history of Iceland. And by visiting this museum, all questions about Iceland can be answered.

3. The Gift Shop

3. The Gift Shop

Visiting a place is not perfect without buying a gift for your loved ones at home. There is a gift shop you can find near the museum. You can buy various souvenirs or gifts for your family. Various souvenirs are available, such as books about Iceland culture, games, hats, and many more. For you who don't like visiting a museum, then try to visit the gift shop of the National Museum of Iceland to see various unique things you can buy for your loved ones.

4. The Museum Cafe

4. The Museum Cafe

When you feel tired after exploring the National Museum of Iceland, then try to visit the Museum Cafe. Here you can order some types of beverages and snacks. Many types of coffee in this Museum Cafe become the favourite beverage of many tourists. If you want to order a menu here, try to order caramel frappe. Caramel frappe of this museum cafe is so yummy. So, you have to try it.

National Museum of Iceland Reykjavik Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

As mentioned before, make sure you have got National Museum of Iceland tickets before entering the museum area. Getting a ticket for entering this museum is not a hard matter. You can easily get the ticket if you have prepared your money to buy the tickets. The admission is free for children under 18 years old, 1000 ISK for adults, and 500 ISK for seniors. If you visit this museum with so many friends, you can book a ticket for a guided tour. The price is ISK 1000 per person. There is also an audio tour on 'tape' in different languages, the price is of to 300 ISK.

How To Get Around?

You don't need to use a vehicle to explore the area of the museum. Although the museum is large enough, you can walk to every part of the museum. So, just park your car in the parking area. Whenever you arrive at the museum, just walk to visit various parts of the museum and see various collections in this museum.

What Should I Wear?

Don't think too much about the type of cloth you need to wear in this museum. Just use the cloth that you like the most and makes you comfortable. But, you can also wear the cloth depends on the season. If you visit this museum in the winter, then you are recommended to wear thick cloth. But if you visit it in the summer, you can wear a thin cloth. But, make sure the cloth looks good.

National Museum of Iceland Reykjavik Facts

Best Time to Visit

What is the best time to visit the National Museum of Iceland? You are recommended to visit this museum when this museum opened. The museum open every day from 10 am to 5 pm during the summer. But in the winter, the museum open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. So, make sure you visit the museum in the winter of summer and when the museum open.


Icelandic Krona

Will I Need a Guide?

Actually, you don't need a guide to explore the National Museum of Iceland. As mentioned before, there are so many touchscreens in the museum that will inform you of many things about Iceland. So, a guide is not needed. But if you have a plan to explore various destinations near this museum, so you can hire a guide.

How To Get There?

You can easily reach the museum because there are so many public buses you can find. From Arbaejarsafin, it just takes 33 minutes to arrive at National Museum of Iceland. You can choose to get on the Bus 12 and then use Bus 6.

Additional Info

The ticket price, opening hours and facilities may change without notice. But, you can use the information above as your reference whenever you want to visit the National Museum of Iceland. Don't forget to buy the National Museum of Iceland tickets first.