National Museum of Iceland

National Museum of Iceland: Our most recommended tours and activities

Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

1. Reykjavik Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

A modern, trendy and forward-looking city that is at the same time rooted in nature, Reykjavik offers the best of both worlds and is a magical place to visit. Your 24 or 48-hour ticket gives you access to the city on a hop-on hop-off tour with on-board multi-lingual commentary. Mount Esja keeps lookout over this northernmost capital, and on a sunny day the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like and baby-blue on the western horizon. Take in sites such as the Reykjavik harbor, the Town Hall, the National Gallery of Iceland, the Pearl Hallsgrimschurch, and the Laugardalur thermal pools and spa. The tour stops along the route are as follows:  1- Harpa Concert Hall  2- The Old Harbour 3 - Viking Maritime Museum 4 - Whales of Iceland 5 - National Museum 6 - Laekjargata 7 - Laugavegur Shopping Street 8 - Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir 9 - Hallgrimskirkja 10 - BSI Bus Terminal 11 - Perlan 12 - Kringlan Shopping Centre 13 - Hilton Reykjavik Nordica 14 - Laugardalur Valley 15 - Skarfabakki Harbour (summer only) 16 - Hofdi House

Reykjavík City Card

2. Reykjavík City Card

Explore the world’s northernmost capital at your own pace with a Reykjavik City Card, and discover dozens of things to see and do. Experience the bustling energy of a cosmopolitan city, the thundering thermal energy of the ground beneath your feet and the serene atmosphere of the surrounding landscape. From the avant-garde to the historical, Reykjavík’s galleries, museums and theaters support a vibrant and sophisticated artistic scene, along with annual festivals, special exhibitions and stage productions that keep the cultural calendar full year round. Benefit from free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, access to all the geothermal swimming pools in the city and free, unlimited travel by bus within the capital area. In addition, the card includes a free ferry ride to Viðey island, along with discounts for services, tours and shops.  Admission to museums is free of charge for those under 18 years of age, but there are fees for children aged 6 and older on city buses. There are also entrance fees for children (aged 6 and over) at the thermal pools and at the Animal Zoo and Family Park. Senior visitors (aged 70 and over) do not pay admission to the thermal pools. In addition, the National Museum, Culture House and National Gallery of Iceland offer seniors (aged 67 and over) a 50% discount on admission.

Reykjavik: Old Town, National Museum, & Laugavegur Tour

3. Reykjavik: Old Town, National Museum, & Laugavegur Tour

See some of the top sights in Reykjavik on a guided walking tour of the historic Old Town, the National Museum of Iceland, and the Laugavegur shopping district. Learn about the sights and how they figure into Iceland's history. Take a guided tour through the National Museum and familiarize yourself with the local history and culture. Explore Laugavegur, one of the oldest streets in Iceland. Stroll past colorful restaurants, shops, and bars on this charming thoroughfare.

Reykjavik: 3-Hour City Walking Tour for American Tourists

4. Reykjavik: 3-Hour City Walking Tour for American Tourists

See the best of the Icelandic capital on this 3-hour guided city walking tour. Visit main attractions as well as hidden gems and delve into history at the National Museum of Iceland. Start your walking adventure in front of the incredible Reykjavík Cathedral and capture stunning photos of the cathedral towering above you. Next, explore the colorful streets of Reykjavik's old town and admire its distinctive architecture. As you stroll, your guide will tell you anecdotes and interesting facts about the historical monuments along the route. See famous buildings in the city like the Harpa concert hall and Domkirkjan. Enjoy views over the sea at the harbor before heading into an indoor market. Continue to the National Museum of Iceland and immerse yourself in the history of this incredible island. Finish your tour at the beautiful Austurvollur Square.

Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

5. Reykjavik: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour for Seniors

This private tour of Reykjavik was designed with the help of experts to accommodate senior visitors. On this 3-hour walking tour see the city's top attractions and learn what made Reykjavik such a popular destination. Explore Reykjavik and visit its charming old town. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Be stunned by streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Experience Iceland from a different perspective. Follow your guide as they reveal secrets and interesting facts about Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: Private Walking Tour for the European Tourist

6. Reykjavik: Private Walking Tour for the European Tourist

Are you visiting from Europe, planning a trip to Reykjavik, and looking for the top sightseeing places in Reykjavik? The royal city of Reykjavik offers a long collection of museums, buildings, markets, and top attractions that you must visit once in a life. Explore the Old Town, which is just the beginning of the city's charms. The vibrant and cosmopolitan city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Nordic history. Get stunned with the streets full of history and its beautiful architectural examples. Get ready to experience Iceland from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about one of the most important cities in Europe.

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What people are saying about National Museum of Iceland

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 371 reviews

A great buy if you are staying in or near Reykjavik. It covers all the main museums, galleries, the zoo, thermal pools and the buses. It was a great saving and useful to know you didn't need to bring money to cover these outings. Readily accepted at all venues on list.

All of the highlights were covered so that when we went back the next day we knew which attractions we wanted to hop off and spend some time at.

If you are organized and have everything on schedule, it's a good option to buy this pass as you could save money and time.

Easy to purchase tickets. Stops @ the places we were interested in going to. Great for a rainy day & groups of 6.

Icelanders are so friendly and helpful . Great to see the city and get your bearings xx