National Museum Of Iceland Overview

The National Museum of Iceland is a storehouse of a whopping 2000 artifacts. They showcase firm evidence of the rich Icelandic history, taking you through medieval times to current contemporary culture. Settled beside the University of Iceland, it offers creative displays of Iceland’s rich history and vibrant culture.

The iconic piece in the museum’s collection is the 1150 AD built carved pine door, the Valpjofsstaour church door. The ornately carved church door highlights a Lion-Knight legend displaying a knight slaying a dragon to rescue a lion. It has a separate display of swords, drinking horns, and a bronze-made Thor figure too.

Location: Suðurgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland.

Price: $20 (entree fee).

Timing: 10 AM to 5 PM.

Best Time to Visit: September to April.

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