Árbæjarsafn - Things To Do in Reykjavik - LikeALocal Guide

A little bit of
history repeating


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Why locals love it

It's not really a place where you will meet locals, but gives a general view of how people lived in the earlier times. It's positioned close to the beautiful Valley of Elliðár, so combining a field trip to the museum with a good outdoor walk in the valley is a must.

Why you should visit it

This lovely open air museum and a regional museum gives a nice insight into living conditions, work and recreational activities of the people of Reykjavík in earlier times.

Special tip

Those who do not remember the past are condemed to repeat it.

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Best outdoor museum in Iceland, with lots of activities going on
December 21, 2017
This place really shows you how Icelanders lived and thrived in sometimes hellish environment. Icelanders are a nation of survival. One can imagine how Icelanders lived without electricity for such a long time, and Árbæjarsafn answers that question quite thoroughly.
Daníel Daníelsson
February 13, 2017
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