National Museum of Iceland
Established in the 19th century, the National Museum of Iceland is central to the nation's culture and a must-see for visitors to the country. Hosting both a permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, the museum promises to take up your whole day. For those interested in the culture of Iceland, visit the "Building of a Nation" exhibit for a detailed history of the island from settlement to the present day. You will find over 2,000 objects from the past on display here and a further 1,000 photographs from the 20th century.
The temporary exhibitions at this wonderful museum are also worth the visit. Whether it be a photographic gallery of landscapes around the country or a rare collection of historical items, you will be pleasantly surprised at the range of history to be found here. Once you are finished browsing the displays or if in need of a small break, pop into the Café and grab a coffee with an Icelandic delicacy to set you on your way.
Historical Buildings Collection
If you are looking for more insight into this country’s past, visit the wonderfully preserved historical buildings kept safe by the museum. Located all across the country, you have plenty of places to choose from. All of the nation’s original turf houses have been kept where possible, as have important churches and farmhouses. Check out what historical buildings are close to the hotel and take the time to visit.
Wind down after visiting the National Museum by retiring to a cosy room with relaxing features such as a full-service spa and health centre. At the Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik you will even be able to take care of necessities such as banking and bookings with in-hotel services.