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Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) Tours

Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn)

Quaint old buildings have been uprooted from their original sites and rebuilt at the Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn), a kind of zoo for houses, 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the city centre. Alongside the 19th century homes are a turf-roofed church, and various stables, smithies, barns and boathouses - all very picturesque. The museum opened in 1957 - before that the place was a working farm - and the aim is to give an insight into the way Icelanders once lived. 

There are summer arts-and-crafts demonstrations including traditional handcrafts, hay-making and animals to see. There is also a cafe. The farm is a great place for kids to let off steam.

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Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) is located just out of Reykjavik to the southeast and is easy to reach by bus 12, 19 or 22. 

Address: Kistuhylur 4, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hours: Daily tours Jun - Aug, 11am - 2pm. Winter: Mon, Wed, Fri at 1pm
Admission: Adults: 600 kr, Children: Free
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What are Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) hours of operation?
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Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) hours of operation: Daily tours Jun - Aug, 11am - 2pm. Winter: Mon, Wed, Fri at 1pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) costs USD 48.91. Guided Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) tours start around USD 48.91 per person. See all 2 Árbaer Open Air Museum (Árbaejarsafn) tickets and tours on Viator.
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