Moments in Icelandic History

Take a trip back in time and find out when Reykjavík was discovered, named, settled and how it developed from humble farmstead to cosmopolitan capital city!

These are just of a few of the fascinating things you'll learn about the extraordinary history of Reykjavík and Iceland. Browse through our comprehensive history pages below; sourced and compiled from the Reykjavík City Museum archives, and read about some of our more significant moments in history.

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