Top 10 Best Museums to Visit in Reykjavik

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Is the Land of Ice and Fire calling you? Then respond to her magnetic call immediately and start making plans for that unique destination. The Land of Fire and Ice which is officially called Iceland is a traveler’s paradise. Breaking away from the spell of this Nordic nation is hard. This region has offerings for all kinds of individuals. To the nature lover, there are stunning landscapes, to the photographer the vast diversity of this land has plenty of opportunities and a geologist has the scope of learning about the volcanoes, geysers, and topography. The museums are a source of interest to someone who has a passion for history.

Lists of Museums:-

  1. The Viking Saga Museum

  2. Perlan museum

  3. Maritime Museum

  4. Tales from Iceland

  5. Culture House

  6. Punk Museum

  7. The Settlement Exhibition

  8. Arbaer Open Air Museum

  9. Whales of Iceland

  10. National Museum of Iceland

Icelandic history

As soon as you land in this fantastic region, you will be struck by the incredible beauty. If you are curious to know the history of this incredible nation, then you should pay a visit to the museums. Reserve Iceland private tours and get ready to make the best use of your short trip.

1. The Viking Saga Museum

Saga Museum
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This museum is located in the harbor of Reykjavik. If you glance through Icelandic history books concerning the medieval age, then you will come across the Viking explorers. You will gather a great deal of information about these Viking settlers if you step inside this museum. Lifelike figures of Viking heroes are an excellent source of amazement for the kids. Audio guides are provided to the visitors, and they play in various languages. You should include this stopover in your itinerary to know about the history of the oldest parliament in the world, Alpingi. You can customize your private tours in Reykjavik Iceland and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

2. Perlan museum

Perlan museum

The moment you enter this world-class museum you can have the experience of the wild nature of Iceland without even stepping out of Reykjavik. You can get to experience the cold glaciers and develop an understanding of the ash layers and crevasses. You will have an amazing perspective from a bird’s eye view down to the microscopic details of the glacier.

3. Maritime Museum

The Pier Hall Maritime Museum

In Icelandic history, it is noted that fishing was an important occupation. Before the advent of modern trawlers, the ancient fishermen relied heavily on traditional tools to catch fish. In the process, they risked their lives too. You can find a glimpse of those tools in this museum.

4. Tales from Iceland

Tales from Iceland

You will not be able to guess from the outside that the interior boasts of an environment that is highly informative. Numerous films on various Icelandic topics shot are hosted, and they are a great source of entertainment for visitors.

See also: Beautiful Waterfalls in Iceland

5. Culture House

The-Culture-House

This heritage building is located in the downtown part of the capital city. You can get a glimpse of the cultural history of the nation by looking at the permanent exhibits. This beautiful building was designed beautifully both from the exterior and interior.

6. Punk Museum

Icelandic Punk Museum
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You will get to know about the evolutionary stages of punk music over the years. Toilets and washbasins are used for the exhibits and headphones are available if you want to listen. This former public toilet is located underground in the downtown area.

7. The Settlement Exhibition

The Settlement Exhibition

This is another underground museum where you catch a glimpse of the lifestyle of city’s Viking inhabitants. This is an open excavation where you can get a lot of information about early Icelandic life through interactive touch screens.

8. Arbaer Open Air Museum

Arbaer Open Air Museum

This open-air museum has twenty buildings, numerous stables, and a church. The objective is to throw some light on the lifestyle led by the earlier residents.

9. Whales of Iceland

Whales of Iceland

This biggest whale exhibition all across the globe manages to attract numerous visitors every year. Through interactive sessions, the visitors can gather a lot of information about these water giants.

10. National Museum of Iceland

National museum Iceland

You will be able to know about the early settlers down to the modern age settlement. Through the various collections, you will come to know about the struggle of the residents under foreign rule and how they finally gained independence.

Choose a reliable tour operator

Start detailed research on the internet for tour operators who have specialized knowledge of this region. You should make sure that the tour operator is competent. Bear in mind that a wrong selection of a tour operator can make or mar your trip. You should check the website of the agency to see the tour package offerings. Choose an agency that has experienced and qualified guides who can help you have a memorable vacation.

If you are on the lookout for vacation ideas which will have a blending of adventurous trips as well as visiting places of historical interest, then your ideal getaway is Iceland. You can book Iceland Private Tours and have the trip of your dreams.

 

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