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Árbær Open Air Museum - A day out of time Reykjavík's open air museum, where you can stroll through the past and experience the way we lived. Fun, fascinating and full of surprises, this living museum takes you on a journey through time. Reykjavík's...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Kistuhyl 4, Reykjavik 110, Iceland
+354 411 6304
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All reviews guided tour turf houses farm animals step back in time sod roof living history earlier times old church the bus icelandic history great place to visit few hours interesting place couple of hours downtown reykjavik homes life
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a couple of hours spare, head to the Open Air Museum It’s on the outskirts of town and very easy to get to and car parking is free A collection of houses and other buildings/ artifacts from Iceland’s rich history. Wander round...More

Thank BillMancs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a wonderful afternoon visiting the various buildings representing the excellent museum. There were actual sod/rock dwellings respesenting how the people during the 1800's, lived without any source of heating. Next there were partial stone/sod, frame houses that the people used in the early...More

Thank GiftedSkier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the weather is good this is a great place to visit. You can walk from building to building to see how the people of Iceland have lived and worked in the past - some time ago and until recently. These kinds of museum aren't...More

Thank DigitalHero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After enjoying the open air museums in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, and just outside Copenhagen and Tallinn, all of which are excellent, we were extremely disappointed with Reykjavík’s contribution. Not much of interest to see.

Thank david43501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here as part of a city tour. The weather wasn't great that day but I still wanted to wander the pathways to see as many of the buildings as I could. Nice set up and well displayed houses and buildings. A...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know much about this museum at all until we showed up. This was a delightful surprise and a must for any history buff or anyone interested in Icelandic culture. You can spend hours exploring the various buildings and learning all about Iceland's history,...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommend this place because it's summarise all the Icelandic traditions in ONE single place !!! Worth to be seen ,don't hesitate if you have time to be killed !!!

Thank Cruiser242929
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum would make your journey complete. I was mesmerized by the beauty of it. You would definitely love it.

Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site has a variety of museum areas and all are extremely interesting making it a highly informative stop.

Thank KMGrayPHD
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I realy like this openair museum it gives you a feel how life was back in the days. The gudes are dresse in old cloth and give you a great inside about life back then.

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9 July 2018|
Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
One option to try is the flea market...
18 April 2018|
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Response from Tracy_ANTCC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do the entire thing yourself, we took a bus there and walked around with the kids. Had a great time and even eavesdropped a bit on some of the other tours that were there. No one seemed to mind!
Maria P
12 January 2018|
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Response from gowilton | Reviewed this property |
Yes very close to outdoor areas and the front door!