Arbaejarsafn - Open-Air Folk Museum

Arbaejarsafn - Open-Air Folk Museum

This unique museum was founded in 1957 in order to give visitors a tangible sense of Reykjavik's past. 

It comprises a village-like collection of over twenty “homes,” each of which is a separate exhibition. 

Visitors learn how Reykjavik developed from a few scattered farms into the capital of Iceland. 

During the summer months, the staff wears period costumes, and domestic animals bite fresh grass around the site, but whatever time of the year you visit you will find plenty to whet your interest.


Opening Hours: June 1st - August 31st: 

Open daily from 10.00-17.00 September 1st - May 31st: Visits by guided tours only. 


Guided tours daily at 13.00 or by appointment. 

 Groups can also visit the museum by appointment throughout the year.