Árbæjarsafn

Árbæjarsafn information

Reykjavík , Iceland
Address
Street Kistuhylur 4
More information
www.reykjavikmuseum.is
Prices
adult/child Ikr1100/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Jun-Aug, by tour only 1pm Mon-Fri Sep-May
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Lonely Planet review

Quaint old buildings have been uprooted from their original sites and rebuilt at the open-air Árbæjarsafn, a kind of zoo for houses, 4km east of the city centre beyond Laugardalur. Alongside the 19th-century homes are a turf-roofed church and various stables, smithies, barns and boathouses – all very picturesque. There are summer arts-and-crafts demonstrations, and it’s a great place for kids to let off steam. Take bus 12.