Arbaer Open Air Museum

Árbær is an open air museum with more than 20 buildings that form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik.

Árbaer was an established farm well into the 20th century and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær 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 that highlight specific periods in Reykjavík's history. These include craft days, vintage car displays, Christmas exhibitions and much more. There is something for the whole family at Árbær Museum.

A free entrance to the museum is included in the Reykjavík City Card

Opening Hours
Summer: 
June - August
Open daily from 10:00-17:00
Guided tours daily at 13:00 or by appointment.
Winter: September - May: 13:00-17:00
Guided tours daily at 13:00, no booking needed.

Groups can visit the Museum by appointment throughout the year.