Árbær Open Air museum

Árbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik. Guided tours and introductions available in english.

Heyannir á Árbæjarsafni
Árbær open air museum

Árbær Open Air Museum tries to give a sense of the architecture and way of life and lifestyles of the past  in Reykjavík and during summer visitors can see domestic animals. There are many exhibitions and events held at the Museum which highlight specific periods in Reykjavik's history. These include craft days, vintage car displays, Christmas exhibitions and much more. There is something for everyone at Árbær Open Air Museum.


The museum is opened all year around. 

September - May: 1 pm - 5 pm.
June - August: 10 am - 5 pm.


Guided tours and introductions available in english. Admission is free for school groups of all ages when booked in advance.

To book avisit, email us at safnfraedsla@reykjavik.is 





Árbær Open Air Museum


110 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6300


Opening hours

Opening hours

September - May

Open daily 13:00 - 17:00

Closed on

Dec 25 & January 1. Only guided tours on Dec 24, 26 & 31. Also closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

June - August

Open daily 10:00 - 17:00.

Daily guided tours in English, all year round, at 13:00 - no booking necessary.

No guided tours on Dec 25, Jan 1, Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

Guided tours in English for groups (10+) are available throughout the year by appointment.





1,700 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,100 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

6,000 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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