Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik, Reykjavik

Reykjavik, a city of Viking heritage, offers a great variety of museums where you can see the artifacts that remain from the time of the Vikings. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most interesting museums of Reykjavik, revealing the rich Icelandic culture:
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Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik Map

Guide Name: Museums Walking Tour in Reykjavik
Guide Location: Iceland » Reykjavik (See other walking tours in Reykjavik)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: vickyc
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Reykjavik Maritime Museum of Vikin

1) Reykjavik Maritime Museum of Vikin (must see)

Iceland's history and culture have been deeply influenced by the sea. Fishing and fish processing remains a vital component of the island's economy and is the main focus of the Maritime Museum of Vikin (the name 'Vikin' indicates the cove where the museum is located). There's a lot to see here, including a fascinating exhibit on the three "Cod Wars" fought with the United Kingdom over fishing rights in the North Atlantic. Coast Guard ships like the ICGV Óðinn...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Reykjavík Art Museum

2) Reykjavík Art Museum (must see)

Founded in 1973, Reykjavik Art Museum is the largest visual art institution in Iceland. It possesses the largest art collection in Iceland and the most voluminous gallery space to be found amongst the country's galleries. In more than 3000 square meters of gallery space over twenty exhibitions are run every year, ranging from extensive exhibitions from the museum‘s collection to installations of contemporary art by young, international artists.

The Museum offers a variety of events all...   view more
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National Centre for Cultural Heritage

3) National Centre for Cultural Heritage (must see)

The National Centre for Cultural Heritage is located in the Culture House. The building is very beautiful and is a historic monument of Reykjavik. There are numerous exhibitions in the Centre, including national treasures and artifacts from the time of the Vikings. Most of the art exhibitions are held in the Culture Shop and Café. The Centre also holds a large exhibition of Icelandic films. Many of the Centre's temporary exhibitions display original artifacts and photographs.

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ASI Art Museum

4) ASI Art Museum

ASI Art Museum exhibits mostly contemporary art by local and foreign artists. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions. In the ASI Art Museum you can contemplate artwork depicting the picturesque landscapes of Iceland. There is also a shop and a cafe in the museum.

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National Museum of Iceland

5) National Museum of Iceland (must see)

This National Museum of Iceland covers Iceland's entire history, right up to the present day, in a fun and visual fashion. There are Viking weapons, sailing vessels, clothes, religious artifacts, even a recreated Icelandic house. The collection of modern items includes a copy of Bjork's very first album, recorded when she was only 11 years old. You may enjoy the costume room as well, where one can try on outfits from different periods of Icelandic history. Café Kaffitár is located on...   view more
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Arni Magnusson Institute

6) Arni Magnusson Institute

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum) is an institute of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland which conducts research in Icelandic and related academic studies, in particular the Icelandic language and Icelandic literature, to disseminate knowledge in those areas, and to protect and develop the collections that it possesses or those placed in its care. It is named after Árni Magnússon, a 17th-18th century...   view more
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Walking Tours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Create Your Own Walk in Reykjavik

Create Your Own Walk in Reykjavik

Creating your own self-guided walk in Reykjavik is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Shopping Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Shopping in Reykjavik is mainly centered around Laugavegur Street. There are many art galleries that sell the work of Icelandic artists, and there are some specialty shops that sell warm, winter clothes made in Iceland. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most noteworthy Icelandic shops:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Reykjavik is a wonderful city set on a small island in the enormous ocean. It is the northernmost capital in the world. This city, close to the Arctic Circle, probably boasts the most beautiful landscape in the world. In Reykjavik you will see some great and unique Viking monuments, churches, and museums, as well as a lake in the middle of the city and geysers. This self-guided tour offers you an interesting stroll through the splendid capital of Iceland:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
South Reykjavik Walking Tour

South Reykjavik Walking Tour

Reykjavik attracts tourists, first of all, with its unique, picturesque sunsets and views of the sky and also with its thermal waters. The southern part of Reykjavik has some interesting tourist attractions, including a geothermal beach with a magnificent and unforgettable skyline, geysers and museums. This self-guided tour will lead you to these amazing places:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Churches Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Icelandic churches are unique, and much of the best architecture of Reykjavik can be found at its religious sites. Most churches in Reykjavik do not intrude on the picturesque and dramatic scenery surrounding them. The exception to this rule is Hallgrímskirkja, the most impressive church of the city. This self-guided tour will lead you to the religious sites of Reykjavik:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Reykjavik Everyday Life Walking Tour

Reykjavik Everyday Life Walking Tour

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is set very close to the Arctic Circle. Today it is a very clean city with many colorful houses. The locals' everyday life depends mainly on fishing and sewing warm clothes. Their everyday food includes a variety of fish products. The people of Iceland live in a very picturesque place, where sunsets and seascapes are of unimaginable beauty. This self-guided tour will lead you to the places where typical residents of Reykjavik pass their day:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Art Galleries Walking Tour of Reykjavik

Reykjavik is a city rich with art and history. In its galleries you can find Icelandic arts dating from the time of the Vikings through to the modern age. Visual art is very popular in the capital. This self-guided tour will lead you through the best art galleries of Reykjavik:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km