Gain a better understanding of the capital city's folklore from past generations at Reykjavik Open Air Museum. The Reykjavik Society, formed when concerns arose that the city was losing its local history, created this museum to address these issues and find ways to restore the town's past. This included restoring farm buildings, which is why the museum is now mostly open-air. Visit a professor's house, a typical stable, an exhibit with old trains, a blacksmith's house, and even an old slaughterhouse. You can also check out archaeological findings in one of the museum's newest exhibits, Reykjavík 871±2. Take a look at our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Reykjavik Open Air Museum reviews
A real trip to see a time capsule of the countries history set out in a really fascinating way to stimulate interest. more »
Went there with my family, 4 and 8 years old. We spent 3 hours there, looking around, playing and having fun. Lots of old things to look at, both the houses themselves (from different eras of... more »
This place is underwhelming when you first walk in but then when you see the older homes in the back it becomes amazing. Definitely money well spent. I suggest starting from the back and working your way in. Some of the animals there are pretty tame. The sheep love to be pet
I only experienced the museum on culture day and it was free for anyone wearing traditional clothing. I ate very nice pancakes and there were many nice events. The outdoor nature of the museum msde it even more fun.
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