Museum Learning

Museum learning is free of charge for all school groups.

Guided tours of museum exhibits at all locations can be booked in Reykjavik City museums. We encourage teachers to make use of our versatile museum facilities at Reykjavik City museum. Please contact the museum education team ahead of your visit for bookings and administration.

 

To book a visit and further information, send us an email at safnfraedsla@reykjavik.is.

Kindergarten
Árbæjarsafn: Föturnar hans Friðriks
Arbaer Open Air Museum Leisure activities

Fun & games

We provide educational games for groups who want to enjoy outdoor activities in a distinctive setting. Three games are available which are suitable for children of different ages: Colours and Shapes for 5‒9 year-olds; Fridrik's Buckets, for 6‒13 year-olds, and Life Without Mobile Phones, for 10‒13 year-olds. Please note that the games can be easily customized for both young people and adults.

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Reykjavík Maritime museum: a journey for families

Goldie the cod & the segulls

An fun exploration of the Fish & folk exhibition for families. Covers the life at the harbour and the fishes in the sea. Let's imagine that the cod can talk! This one is called goldie...

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Elementary School
Árbæjarsafn - Neyzlan
Arbaer Open Air Museum 12‒16 year-olds

Consumer Patterns – special offer on coach trips!

The NeyZlan exhibition sheds light on the rapid changes in consumption patterns in the 20th century. The aim of the visit is to focus on the individual consumption, waste and effects of man on the environment. Students work together on a group project promoting creative and critical thinking in a relaxed environment.

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® Roman Gerasymenko
Arbaer Open Air Museum 8‒10 year-olds

Work to do!

Available as a field trip for those using the Komdu og skoðaðu íslenska þjóðhætti school book, this curriculum-based activity was designed to introduce students to what life was like in the old farming and fishing communities of Reykjavík. Students can engage in some seasonal work - inside or outdoors - such as hand-combing wool, sweeping, gathering firewood or water carrying.

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Árbæjarsafn: Föturnar hans Friðriks
Arbaer Open Air Museum Leisure activities

Fun & games

We provide educational games for groups who want to enjoy outdoor activities in a distinctive setting. Three games are available which are suitable for children of different ages: Colours and Shapes for 5‒9 year-olds; Fridrik's Buckets, for 6‒13 year-olds, and Life Without Mobile Phones, for 10‒13 year-olds. Please note that the games can be easily customized for both young people and adults.

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Kids enyoing the Fish & folk - 150 years of fisheries exhibition
Reykjavík Maritime Museum 10 - 13 years old

Follow the fish

Guided tour of the exhibition Fish & folk: 150 years of fisheries. We follow the fish from the ocean, into the net, on board the boat, onto dry land and to its final destination – the plate. Students learn more about the different kind of professions connected to fish processing.

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Börn að leik í Sjóminjasafninu í Reykjavík
Reykjavík Maritime Museum 6 - 10 years old

Come and look at the sea!

A walk through the exhibition Fish & folk: 150 years of fisheries. Focus on the natural enviroment of different species of fish that live around Iceland. Learn about boats and ships and their fishing gear. At last an overview of fish processing.

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Reykjavík Maritime museum: a journey for families

Goldie the cod & the segulls

An fun exploration of the Fish & folk exhibition for families. Covers the life at the harbour and the fishes in the sea. Let's imagine that the cod can talk! This one is called goldie...

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Ljósmyndasafn - ©Nanna Debois Buhl
Reykjavik Museum of Photography

Historical and contemporary photography

The museum’s exhibitions focus on Icelandic photography, works from Collection and works of foreign photographers. The museum exhibits both historical and contemporary photography in artistic- social- and cultural context. Introductions available in english.

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Tvær stúlkur á Landnámssýningunni
The Settlement Exhibition 13‒16 year-olds

Where did the Icelanders come from?

According to research, Iceland was originally settled by immigrants. But where did the settlers come from? Were they all Norwegian heathens or were some of them from different cultures? During this visit, we'll be talking about religion, slavery, culture and the attitudes of people during the Viking Age.

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Skólahópur á Landnámssýningunni: Margmiðlunarborð
The Settlement Exhibition 6‒9 year-olds

Life during the Age of Settlement

What do we know about the life and work of people during the settlement age? During this visit, students will learn about the settlement of Reykjavík and Iceland. By examining excavated artefacts such as tools, ornaments, leftover food specimens, and even a complete dwelling, we get a better understanding of what life was like a thousand years ago.

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Landnámssýningin
The Settlement Exhibition 9‒12 year-olds

Sailing to Iceland

Throughout the Age of Settlement, Nordic people emigrated to Iceland in order to start a new life. The journey across the sea was neither easy or without danger. During this visit, the preparation and undertaking of voyages to Iceland is addressed.

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High school
Árbæjarsafn að vori
Árbær open air Museum

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.

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Árbæjarsafn ® Roman Gerasymenko
Colleges

LÍKN-HOUSE - A multi-purpose educational centre for seminars and college exhibitions.

The newly refurbished LÍKN-house caters for various classes and student exhibitions in collaboration with schools and other museum-related parties. There's also an exhibition on the history of photography. Teachers are welcome to contact the museum's learning team to discuss how the facilities can be utilized.

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Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Fish & folk; 150 years of fisheries

The exhibition is about the history of the Icelandic fisheries, from the time when rowing boats gave way to large fishing vessels. This rich history is told from the perspective of Iceland’s biggest fishing port, Reykjavík. Guided tours and introductions available in english.

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Ljósmyndasafn - ©Nanna Debois Buhl
Reykjavik Museum of Photography

Historical and contemporary photography

The museum’s exhibitions focus on Icelandic photography, works from Collection and works of foreign photographers. The museum exhibits both historical and contemporary photography in artistic- social- and cultural context. Introductions available in english.

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Rústir landnámsskála frá 9. öld.
The Settlement Exhibition

Step into the viking age

The Settlement Exhibition deals with the settlement of Reykjavík. The exhibition is based on scholars theories on what the heritage sites in central Reykjavík can tell us about the life and work of the first settlers. The focus of the exhibition is the remains of a hall from the Settlement Age which was excavated in 2001. Introductions available in english.

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University
Árbæjarsafn að vori
Árbær open air Museum

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.

Read more
Sjominjasafnid_thijs_Wolzak_cod_column_hr_for_online_use.jpg
Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Fish & folk; 150 years of fisheries

The exhibition is about the history of the Icelandic fisheries, from the time when rowing boats gave way to large fishing vessels. This rich history is told from the perspective of Iceland’s biggest fishing port, Reykjavík. Guided tours and introductions available in english.

Read more
Ljósmyndasafn - ©Nanna Debois Buhl
Reykjavik Museum of Photography

Historical and contemporary photography

The museum’s exhibitions focus on Icelandic photography, works from Collection and works of foreign photographers. The museum exhibits both historical and contemporary photography in artistic- social- and cultural context. Introductions available in english.

Read more
Rústir landnámsskála frá 9. öld.
The Settlement Exhibition

Step into the viking age

The Settlement Exhibition deals with the settlement of Reykjavík. The exhibition is based on scholars theories on what the heritage sites in central Reykjavík can tell us about the life and work of the first settlers. The focus of the exhibition is the remains of a hall from the Settlement Age which was excavated in 2001. Introductions available in english.

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