Top choice in Reykjavík

Displays works by some of the country’s top modern artists, many of whom show overseas as well.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Reykjavík attractions

1. Volcano House

0.01 MILES

This modern theatre with a hands-on lava exhibit in the foyer screens a 55-minute pair of films in English (hourly) about the Vestmannaeyjar volcanoes and…

2. Reykjavík Museum of Photography

0.05 MILES

This gallery room, high above Reykjavík City Library, is well worth a visit for its top-notch exhibitions of regional photographers. If you take the lift…

3. Gröndalshús

0.08 MILES

The small, red former home of writer, illustrator and naturalist Benedikt Gröndal beautifully evokes turn-of-the-century Reykjavic life. Gröndal lived…

5. Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús

0.08 MILES

Reykjavík Art Museum's Hafnarhús is a marvellously restored warehouse converted into a soaring steel-and-concrete exhibition space. Though the well…

6. Old Harbour


Largely a service harbour until recently, the Old Harbour and the neighbouring Grandi area have blossomed into tourist hot spots, with key art galleries,…

7. Aðalstræti 10

0.14 MILES

Reykjavík's oldest timber house dates to 1762 and is now home to changing exhibitions charting the course of the city's history.

8. Skúli Magnússon Statue

0.17 MILES

This statue represents Skúli Magnússon, the ‘Father of Reykjavík’, who organised the city's early industry.