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Best Of Reykjavík 2019: Best Museum

Best Of Reykjavík 2019: Best Museum

Published March 26, 2019

So, you’ve shopped in the shops, drank the drinks, and eaten all the foods. And whilst those things are all super fun, culture and the outdoors are the missing pieces of the puzzle for a perfect trip. Whether it’s a gleaming museum or a grimy artist-run gallery, a springtime hike or a trip to try and glimpse the aurora, here’s where to do it.

Best Museum

Wonders Of Iceland
Perlan, Öskjuhlíð


Have you ever wanted to walk safely through a 100m long ice cave? With the new “Wonders Of Iceland” exhibition in Perlan, an immense glass dome that sits on top of six hot water tanks, it is finally possible. This highly interactive exhibition will let you experience (and feel) the power of volcanoes and earthquakes, while also offering a realistically built bird cliff and the aforementioned ice cave. “It is kid-friendly and highly educational,” says the panel. “Plus it is situated in a really interesting building.” It truly is a great adventure for people of all ages.

Runner-Up:

Whales Of Iceland
Fiskislóð 23-25


This is another museum which uses modern technology in the right way—life-sized whales that you can touch, audio guides, touchscreens with all the information and even virtual reality glasses are available. “It’s really different from everything else,” said one of the panellists. It’s an educational playground for kids and adults alike.

Runner-Up:

The National Museum Of Iceland
Suðurgata 41


This museum makes history fun and adventurous, covering everything from early culture to clothing, metalsmithing, religion and more. It’s expansive, interactive and well curated. “It also has a great bookshop,” says one of the panellists, adding one more reason to go and visit this gem.

Previous Winners

2018: National Museum of Iceland
2015-17: Árbæjarsafn
2011-14: National Museum of Iceland

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