National Museum of Iceland

Local nameÞjóðminjasafn Íslands
LocationReykjavik, Iceland

The National Museum of Iceland was established on 24 February 1863, with Jón Árnason the first curator of the Icelandic collection, previously kept in Danish museums. The second curator, Sigurður Guðmundsson, advocated the creation of an antiquarian collection, and the museum was called the Antiquarian Collection until 1911.

Before settling at its present location, at Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík, in 1950, it was housed in various Reykjavík attics, finally for forty years in the attic of the National Library building on Hverfisgata.

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Opening hours

Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Adults: ISK 2000
Senior citizens (over 67) and students: ISK 1000
Children (under 18): free

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +354 530 2200

Address Suðurgötu 41, 101 Reykjavík, Island

Coordinates 64°8'30.998" N -21°56'53.002" E

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