The recently refurbished National Museum of Iceland is the best place to become acquainted with the folklore, history and culture of this fascinating nation. The museum contains around 3,000 artefacts, including medieval settlers' tools, agricultural and nautical implements, ancient carvings and Viking relics.
Address: Suðurgötu 41. The National Museum of Iceland is in postal code 101, in the centre of Reykjavik
Telephone: 530 2200
Transport: Public buses no. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 and 14 all stop in front of or near the museum
Opening times: Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm (16 September to 30 April); daily from 10am to 5pm (1 May to 15 September). Closed on Christmass Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Admission: Kr1000 (adults), Kr500 (concessions), children under 18 free. Free to all on Wednesdays