Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús Tours
The Reykjavik Art Museum - or Hafnarhusid - has three sites and around twenty exhibitions a year. The main location is Hafnarhús in downtown Reykjavik, established in 2000, which hosts exhibitions of contemporary art in a number of gallery spaces. The other important location is the Kjarvalsstadir exhibition hall at Miklatún, which was established in 1973. Here you can see paintings and sculptures by established artists. The third site focuses on the work of one artist, the sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson. The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Park at Sigtún opened in 1991.
Iceland has a dynamic creative arts scene and you will see art everywhere, from the sculpture by the waterfront to graffiti near the main street. Even if you don't normally visit art museums, it's worth popping your head in to get a sense of the culture and life in this small, vibrant country.
Reykjavik has a compact town centre and the galleries are easy to locate and walk to.