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Museum Opening Hours in Reykjavík – Christmas 2023

If you are visiting Iceland during the holidays, you are probably wondering what might be open and what might be closed. Here you can find the holiday hours for most of the museums in Reykjavík. We will be updating this as December moves along, so be sure to check back. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We have also covered the holiday opening hours of restaurants, pools and supermarkets.

When it’s snowing outside, it’s nice to spend time inside. Visiting a museum or two is the best way to warm up on a cold winter’s day. Reykjavík’s history reaches more than a thousand years back and the city has a rich cultural heritage. What better way is there to learn more about Icelandic culture than visiting the museums scattered throughout the city centre? If you’re in town during the holidays and are looking for a museum to visit, check out the opening hours in this guide.

Opening hours

Árbær Open Air Museum

December 23 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED, Guided Tours at 01:00 PM

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 CLOSED, Guided Tours at 01:00 PM 

December 31 CLOSED

January 1 CLOSED

 

Aurora Museum 

December 23 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

December 24 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

December 25 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

December 26 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

December 31 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

January 1 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

 

Museum of Design and Applied Art

December 23 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 24 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 31 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

January 1 CLOSED

 

National Gallery of Iceland

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 31 CLOSED

January 1 CLOSED

January 2 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

 

National Museum of Iceland

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Yule Lad Kertasníkir will visit at 11:00 AM

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

January 1 CLOSED

 

Reykjavík Art Museum Ásmundarsafn

December 23 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 31 CLOSED

January 1 CLOSED

 

Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31 CLOSED

January 1 CLOSED

 

Reykjavík Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31 CLOSED

January 1 CLOSED

 

Reykjavík Museum of Photography

December 23 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 CLOSED

December 31 CLOSED

January 1 CLOSED

 

Reykjavík Maritime Museum

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

January 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

 

Saga Museum

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24  10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

December 25  12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31  10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

January 1 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

 

Whales of Iceland

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

January 1 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

 

The Icelandic Phallological Museum

December 23 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

December 24 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

December 31 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

January 1 CLOSED

 

Perlan – Wonders of Iceland 

December 23 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM

December 24 09.00 AM – 04:00 PM

December 25 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM

December 26 09:00 AM – 10:00 PM

December 31 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

January 1 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM

 

The Settlement Exhibition

December 23 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 24 CLOSED

December 25 CLOSED

December 26 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM

December 31 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

January 1 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

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