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.
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum reviews
It's not the easiest place to reach on public transit, but easy with a car. It's not somewhere to spend a huge amount of time. However, Iceland went through a massive transformation in the mid 20th...
It's not the easiest place to reach on public transit, but easy with a car. It's not somewhere to spend a huge amount of time. However, Iceland went through a massive transformation in the mid 20th... more »
A great day out. We did the guided tour which was brilliant and our guide was super knowledgeable and his English was very fluent. The village itself is beautiful to wander around and really well...
A great day out. We did the guided tour which was brilliant and our guide was super knowledgeable and his English was very fluent. The village itself is beautiful to wander around and really well... more »
Wonderful museum with a great of perfectly-preserved old buildings. Many have displays of local life across the social spectrum. Good explanations throughout. Cafe on site.
Very nice museum. We were sceptical at first but we spent a loooong time there. There is just so much to see! Very well made and family friendly. Be careful of the opening times as they differ in the summer vs winter
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