Þjóðminjasafn Íslands / National Museum of Iceland
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For the history buffs who want to learn all about the vikings and the sagas.!
The National Museum of Iceland was established on 24 February 1863, with Jón Árnason the first curator of the Icelandic collection The museum offers a variety of fascinating exhibitions and one permanent display illustrating lavishly the story of Iceland’s past, from the medieval days of Viking…
Heritage and History in Iceland. A museum worth visiting if you are into history, culture and Iceland's history in general.
The standard museum for Icelandic history. Presents Icelandic cultural heritage, from the nation's earliest settlement to modern times.
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