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Þjóðmenningarhúsið (National Cultural House)

  • Hverfisgata 15 Map It
  • Reykjavík
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 09/28/2015

Fodor's Review

Crests on the facade of the impressive former Landsbókasafnið (Old National Library) name significant Icelandic literary figures; the renovated building now houses interesting cultural displays and art exhibits. Erected between 1906 and 1908, it was primarily a library for most of the 20th century, but its book collection has been moved to the Þjóðarbókhlaðan at the National and University Library of Iceland. A free guided tour in English is offered daily at 2 pm September through May, and at the same time on weekdays (except Wednesday) between June and August.

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North side of Hverfisgata at old midtown, Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavík, Capital Region, IS-101, Iceland

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Sight Details:

  • ISK 1,200
  • May–Sept. 15, daily 10–5; Sept. 16–Apr., Tues–Sun. 10–5

Published 09/28/2015


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