City Life Activities

In Reykjavik you can find a variety of museums; however, we find these museums worth a visit:


The National Museum of Iceland

The National Museum, which is just a few minutes' walk away from 27Soley Guesthouse. Walk until you reach highway 49, turn right towards the University of Iceland and you will find the museum on the left-hand side of the road.

The Museum was founded in 1863. In the museum you will find relics of various tools from the 11th century found in Reykjavik, an ancient altar and a 12th century battle display. You can even see the first printed Icelandic Bible and various documentations of witchcraft in Iceland.

In general the National Museum provides insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from its beginning days to the present.


Árbær Open Air Museum

The Open Air Museum is one of the most interesting museums in Iceland. It is located just a few minutes away by car / bus from the city center. Árbær was a farm in the 20th century where the original inhabitants lived. It was opened as a museum in 1957. Árbær is not your typical museum because it's constructed out as a small village. The museum hosts various exhibitions and guided tours. Make sure to check out the gift shop on your way out! 


The Icelandic Phallological Museum

Unique and probably the only museum of its kind in the world. Visit the Icelandic Phallological Museum to check out a wide variety of penises. Except to see a number of animal penises as well as those of Homo sapiens. Yes, it's strange, but worth a visit. In case you are interested, you can also buy gifts and souvenirs. 


Saga Museum

The Saga Museum offers an interesting insight into history. You will find many different legends, historical figures and challenging moments in our history.


Reykjavík Art Museum

Reykjavik Art Museum is the largest art museum in Iceland. It is located in three different buildings (Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir, and Ásmundarsafn). The exhibitions include the work of Iceland's most respected artists as well as other domestic and foreign artists.