There is always plenty to see and do in Reykjavik! The museums of the City of Reykjavik represent strong work in various fields of culture and art. In the city's art galleries, the creativity of high-ranking indigenous and foreign artists has been strengthened, libraries provide vibrant cultural and educational activities for people of all ages, and the City History Museum makes the history of a country and a nation high.

Is a universal information and culture house that operates six branches across the city. It hosts many thousands of books, films, music, newspapers and magazines, and hosts a number of events every week.

The Reykjavik Museum of Fine Arts is a living and avant-garde art museum, located in three places in the city, the Harbour House, Kjarvalsstadir and the Ascension Museum. It regularly hosts exhibitions of works by three of the nation's most famous artists, Erró, Kjarval and Ásmund Sveinsson.



The City History Museum shares the diverse history of Reykjavik in a fun way. The museum registers and preserves cultural monuments in Reykjavik and ensures that everyone has the best access to the city's cultural heritage. See the website of the Museum of Fine Arts

Your access to the cultural life of the city.

Your access to the cultural life of the city. Included in the map are 14 museums, 50+ exhibitions, 300+ events, library certificates, as well as a number of offers.

The city map is a great, convenient and economical way to experience our city. The city card provides free access to a number of museums and swimming pools, as well as being valid as a bus entrance fee within the capital and for the Vedas Ferry.


Ordering photos

Photographs from the Photo Gallery

can be ordered for private use or for publication.

The Museum of Photography now preserves around 6 million photographs of various sizes and types, the oldest since around 1860.


City Archives

The City Library of Reykjavik collects, collects, records, and retains documents and other records about the city's activities and history for the use of the city, city agencies, and individuals.

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Your story

The City Archives is seeking to preserve personal letters, diaries, photos, household books, postcards, health wish cards, and anything that can highlight the lives of people in the city. The documents of people of all walks of life are sought, as much junior and senior archives as large and small.

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documents often provide a different view of the life and history of the city's residents than official documents do, so it is very important that they also be preserved indefinitely.

Your preamble

A city archive can provide you with information about your past. For example, adoption, crib stays, or old grades from primary school.


Reykjavik City Archives is open to anyone without an entrance fee. Equally, the rule applies that anyone who so requests is permitted access to documents in the custody of the museum.