Opening hours

15 September-30.May

Daily except Mondays 10-17

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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

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A Woman's Place...

The exhibition A Woman's Place... examines the working lives of Icelandic women from 1915 to 2015.


About the Museum


Internship opportunities:

The National Museum of Iceland accepts applications for internship in conservation. The emphasis is on conservation of cultural artifacts, archaeological finds and preventive conservation. In other departments, applications can only be considered provided the applicants have a proficiency in the Icelandic language.