Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland 1.9.2004 - 1.12.2100 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.

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The Home of Ingibjörg and Jón Icelanders' Headquarters in Copenhagen 1852–1879 6.12.2018 - 6.12.2022 Jónshús

Jón was Iceland’s leader in its struggle for an independent union with the Danish king and an exemplar for the independence struggle of later eras. The home, often lively and crowded, was the site of Icelanders’ most important political meetings in Copenhagen.

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Saga of Hofstaðir, Unearthing the Past in North Iceland 22.2.2020 - 2.10.2022 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.

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From mire to metal 30.4.2022 - 29.1.2023 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.

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Keldur

Keldur at Rangárvellir 1.6.2022 - 31.8.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 25.6.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 26.6.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 29.6.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 2.7.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 3.7.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 6.7.2022 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.

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A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 9.7.2022 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.

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