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National Museum of Iceland

SuĂ°urgata 41 | 101 Reykjavik | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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This interactive museum tells the history of Iceland, beginning with its pagan rituals and ending with contemporary fashion. Along the way, you'll "meet" a medieval chief and a 14th-century nun, among others, and you can hear about their life experiences via a one-way telephone conversation. 

Most recent travelers praise this museum's detailed look into Iceland's past. Some also recommend stopping by the museum's in-house restaurant and gift shop. Admission is 1500 ISK and guided tours are available for the same additional price. From May to mid-September, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from mid-September to April, it's open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You'll find the museum in downtown Reykjavik near the University of Iceland. For more information, visit the official website

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