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Arbaejarsafn, Reykjavik

Arbaejarsafn, the Open Air Folk Museum of Reykjavik, showcases the city in the past with more than 20 relocated buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm.

Arbaejarsafn, the Open Air Folk Museum of Reykjavik, showcases the city in the past with more than 20 relocated buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. It offers a great understanding of traditional Icelandic way of life, with period exhibits, scenes from farms, 19th century cottages, and historical artifacts.

Located on the old farm of Árbær, it has a Blacksmith's House, 19thcentury granary, slaughterhouse, church from Silfrastaðir in Skagafjörður, vestry, domestic layout of a wealthy family and a jeweller's workshop in Suðurgata 7, World War II era Nissen hut, stable from Garðastræti where you can see a demonstration of candles being made from sheep fat, Efstibær - a 19thcentury laborer's cottage presenting an exhibition on the life of workers during the Great Depression, smithy, gold drill, printing press in Miðhús, half stone houses, and the first Boy Scout hut built in Iceland.

It is open daily during summer (June to August) from 10 am to 5 pm. During September to May, visitors can only join the guided tours at 1 pm with no prior appointment. Admission is 1600 ISK for adults, and 900 ISK for students. Entry is free for children (below 17 years), disabled people, and senior citizens (above 67 years).


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About Arbaejarsafn

 4, 110, Kistuhylur, Reykjavík, Iceland

 +354 411 6300

 borgarsogusafn.is

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