Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs

Greater Reykjavík

Menningarmiðstoð Kópavogs contains Kópavogur’s Natural History Museum, where displays include an orca skeleton, stuffed animals and some of Mývatn lake’s odd marimo balls (round, cannon-ball sized clusters of algae). You’ll also find Iceland’s first specially designed concert hall, Salurinn, which has been built entirely from Icelandic materials such as driftwood and spruce.

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1. Natural History Museum of Kópavogur

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Iceland’s unique geology and wildlife are showcased here. Highlights include an orca skeleton, a good collection of taxidermied animals and Mývatn lake’s…

2. Salurinn

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Iceland’s first specially designed concert hall is built entirely from local materials (driftwood, spruce and crushed stone) and has fantastic acoustics…

3. Gerðarsafn Art Museum

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In this beautifully designed museum you'll find excellent rotating modern-art exhibitions and a notable permanent collection of 20th-century Icelandic…

5. Perlan

1.24 MILES

Perlan's mirrored dome, designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson, covers huge geothermal-water tanks some 2km from the city centre. Inside, the Wonders of Iceland…

7. Museum of Design & Applied Art

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All elements of Icelandic design ranging from unique furniture to knitwear, shoes and album art are celebrated at this small museum. There's also a Kraum…

8. Miklatún Park

1.75 MILES

Miklatún Park is home to the angular glass-and-wood Kjarvalsstaðir museum, named after Jóhannes Kjarval (1885–1972), one of Iceland’s most popular…