Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland 1 sep. 2004 - 1 des. 2100 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

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.

 

Saga of Hofstaðir, Unearthing the Past in North Iceland 22 feb. 2020 - 2 okt. 2022 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

At Hofstaðir in the district of Lake Mývatn, north Iceland, extensive archaeological excavations have been carried out over the past three decades. The site includes remains from the Viking Age to the 20th century. A huge Viking-Age structure was excavated: a hall or longhouse where people gathered on social occasions, with other smaller buildings around it. The hall is one of the largest structures ever excavated in Iceland. In addition, a churchyard was excavated at Hofstaðir, which is one of the oldest churchyards unearthed in Iceland. Whole families were laid to rest in the cemetery, and their bones yield evidence about their lives. The face of one of the women buried at Hofstaðir has been reconstructed using DNA technology, and a drawing of her is included in the exhibition.

 

From mire to metal 30 apr. 2022 - 29 jan. 2023 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the past, iron smelting from bog iron was performed in Iceland. The use of metallurgical furnaces called bloomeries were used to smelt iron throughout the Middle Ages. Thereafter the practice steadily declined until it was completely abandoned in the 17th or 18th century. The knowledge of this ancient craftmanship has since been forgotten to time, leaving numerous questions about the bloomery process unanswered.

 
Ljósmynd: Sviðsett nálgun Kirstine Lund á portrettljósmyndun sést með skýrum hætti hér á mynd hennar af Petru dóttur sinni og vinkonu hennar, um 1900. Ljósmynd: Skjalasafn, Sögusafnið í Vendsyssel.

In the shadow 21 maí 2022 - 4 sep. 2022 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Women pioneers of photography are spotlighted in an exhibition that opens on 21 May in the Photography Hall at the National Museum of Iceland. The exhibition In the shadow gives prominence to ten women photographers in Denmark, Iceland and on the Faroe Islands of the later 19th century.

 
Ljósmynd: Sjálfsmynd af Nicoline Weywadt

Nicoline Weywadt 21 maí 2022 - 4 sep. 2022 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In connection to the touring exhibition In the shadow, a special exhibition on the first Icelandic female photographer, Nicoline Weywadt, will be launched at the Wall on the ground floor of the National Museum of Iceland. On display are a few of her photographs as well as a blueprint of her photographic studio that she built at the farm of Teigarhorn in East-Iceland.

 
Keldur

Keldur at Rangárvellir 1 jún. 2022 - 31 ágú. 2022 10:00 - 17:00 Keldur á Rangárvöllum

At Keldur there is an old turf farm which, despite its age, is one of the largest preserved turf farms in south Iceland. The wooden frame of the hut is characteristic of Roman style. From the hut there is an underground tunnel thought to date from the 12th or 13th century and was probably built during a time of conflict. In addition to these, several outhouses have been preserved. Open daily from June 1st - August 30th from 10:00-17:00. During the summer, a guided tour will be offered every day at 11.00 and 15.00. The Tour is included in the ticket price.

 

Keldur

Keldur at Rangárvellir 1 jún. 2022 - 31 ágú. 2022 10:00 - 17:00 Keldur á Rangárvöllum

At Keldur there is an old turf farm which, despite its age, is one of the largest preserved turf farms in south Iceland. The wooden frame of the hut is characteristic of Roman style. From the hut there is an underground tunnel thought to date from the 12th or 13th century and was probably built during a time of conflict. In addition to these, several outhouses have been preserved. Open daily from June 1st - August 30th from 10:00-17:00. During the summer, a guided tour will be offered every day at 11.00 and 15.00. The Tour is included in the ticket price.

 

Vikings at the National Museum of Iceland 20 ágú. 2022 10:00 - 17:00 National Museum of Iceland

Welcome to the National Museum of Iceland on Culture Night and enjoy various events. Free admission and open from 10am to 5pm. All events in and around the National Museum of Iceland on Culture Night relate to the Viking Age in Iceland. See more under Archaeologists Chat, Viking Games and Crafts with Rimmugýgur and Use and Capabilities of Viking Age Weapons in Iceland.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 20 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

Viking Games and Crafts with Rimmugýgur 20 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 17:00 National Museum of Iceland

The Viking Group Rimmugýgur sets up camp outside the National Museum of Iceland on Culture Night. There will be game shows with game masters and the brave among guests may even participate.

 

Use and Capabilities of Viking Age Weapons in Iceland 20 ágú. 2022 14:00 - 16:00 National Museum of Iceland

What kind of fighting prowess and tactics defined battles in Iceland in the Viking Age? What capabilities did one weapon have over another? How was the weapon brought to blows? How did weapon ownership differ in Iceland compared to Scandinavia?

 

Archaeologists talk 20 ágú. 2022 14:00 - 16:00 National Museum of Iceland

Archaeologist Margrét Hrönn Hallmundardóttir talks to visitors about bog iron processing in Iceland in connection with the exhibition From Mire to Metal, which is located in the Corner on the 2nd floor. At the same time archaeologists from the National Museum, Ármann Guðmundsson and Hrönn Konráðsdóttir will talk to visitors at the exhibition Saga of Hofstaðir, Unearthing the Past in North Iceland. The exhibition explores the archaeological finds and research at Hofstaðir in the district of Lake Mývatn, north Iceland. All are welcome. The admission is free on Culture Night.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 21 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 24 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 27 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 28 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 31 ágú. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 3 sep. 2022 11:00 - 11:30 National Museum of Iceland

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.