Opening hours

16. September-1.May

Tuesd-Sunday from 11-17

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Permanent Exhibition

The Valþjófsstaður door, a church door in the Romanesque style dating from about 1200 AD

The Making of a Nation

The National Museum of Iceland’s permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the Settlement to the present day.

The aim is to cast light on the Icelanders’ past by placing the cultural heritage preserved by the National Museum in a historical context, guided by the question: What makes a nation?


Temporary Exhibitions

Engin grein fannst.

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Opening hours on Holidays


In December the Museum is open daily except Mondays 11-17.

Closed on 24th. of December, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.