Arbaer Open-Air Folk Museum (Arbaejarsafn) Tours

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. 

Location
Address: Kistuhylur 4, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Hours: Daily tours Jun - Aug, 11am - 2pm. Winter: Mon, Wed, Fri at 1pm
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Admission: Adults: 600 kr, Children: Free
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Reykjavik City Sightseeing by Minibus

See all of Reykjavik's landmarks on this comprehensive 3-hour minibus tour. Great for travelers with just a short time to spend, this guided excursion hits all of the city's important highlights. Visit the Harpa concert hall, the presidential residence at Bessastadir, and Hallgrimskirkja. Enjoy engaging commentary from your local guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
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Private Sightseeing Tour in Reykjavik

Unveil the secrets of the world’s northernmost capital city on this private 2-hour tour of Reykjavik. Enjoy a customised itinerary and the undivided attention of a private guide as you visit the landmark Hallgrimskirkja church, stroll the Botanic Gardens and wander around the lively Reykjavík Harbour. After ticking off the top sights, escape the city for the tranquil park and thermal pools of Laugardalur, or pay a visit to Árbæjarsafn Folk Museum or the National Museum of Iceland.
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