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  • Address: Kistuhylur 4
  • Hours: Daily tours Jun - Aug, 11am - 2pm. Winter: Mon, Wed, Fri at 1pm
  • Admission: Adults: 600 kr, Children: Free

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Arbaer Open-Air Folk Museum (Arbaejarsafn)

Quaint old buildings have been uprooted from their original sites and rebuilt at the  Árbæjarsafn or Arbaer Open-Air Folk Museum, a kind of zoo for houses, 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the city centre. Alongside the 19th century homes are a turf-roofed church, and various stables, smithies, barns and boathouses - all very picturesque. The museum opened in 1957 - before that the place was a working farm - and the aim is to give an insight into the way Icelanders once lived. 

There are summer arts-and-crafts demonstrations including traditional handcrafts, hay-making and animals to see. There is also a cafe. The farm is a great place for kids to let off steam.

Practical Info

Arbaer Museum is located just out of Reykjavik to the southeast and is easy to reach by bus 12, 19 or 22. 

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Reykjavik Sightseeing Tour

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If you’ve only got a short time in Reykjavik and you want to see all the major sights, take this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of the city. You’ll see top ...  Read more

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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