Árbær Open Air Museum

This unique museum was founded in 1957 in order to give visitors a tangible sense of Reykjavík’s past. It comprises a village-like collection of over twenty “homes,” each of which is a separate exhibition. Visitors learn how Reykjavík developed from a few scattered farms into the capital of Iceland. 

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How to find us

Opening Hours

June – August, daily 10:00 – 17:00. 

September – May, daily guided tours only at 13:00.