Árbær Open Air Museum
A Family Friendly Museum
If it weren’t for the traffic sounds from a nearby highway, standing in the middle of Árbær Open Air Museum is like going back in time. The museum has collected household items, costumes and even entire houses to reconstruct this open air, living museum.
The grounds are roughly divided into a town square, a village and farm, with staff in period costumes milling around and talking to the guests. There are also special demonstrations that highlight certain activities like various crafts, farming methods or even how to properly milk a cow.
The Árbær Open Air Museum collects and conserves objects from Reykjavík cultural history and carries out research on them, and promulgates knowledge of the history and living conditions of the people of Reykjavík from the settlement Age to the present day.
Jun—Aug | Daily 10-17
Sep—May | Guided tours only.
Adults (18+): 1400 ISK
Bus no. 5 & 16