National Gallery of Iceland

National Gallery of Iceland information

Reykjavík , Iceland
Address
Street Fríkirkjuvegur 7
More information
www.listasafn.is
Prices
admission Ikr1000
Opening hours
11am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Surreal mud-purple landscapes are intermingled with visions of trolls, giants and dead men walking at the National Gallery of Iceland’s main art gallery. Overlooking Tjörnin, it certainly gives an interesting glimpse into the nation’s psyche. As well as a huge collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings by Iceland’s favourite sons and daughters (including Ásgrímur Jónsson, Jóhannes Kjarval and Nína Sæmundsson), there are works by Picasso and Munch.