Andri Kristinsson
Andri Kristinsson
Iceland

Art and History in Iceland

The history of Iceland, dating back to 874 a.c., is one rich of heritage and full of viking stories, adventures and fairy-tails which are worth learning about during your visit.

Recommendations

Before your trip, we suggest reading at least one of the many Icelandic Sagas which cast a good light on our history. There are also a few great museums and art galleries in Iceland worth visiting for anyone interested in art and history. To name a few, we recommend the Settler’s exhibition (named 874 +- 2, referencing the year Iceland was settled), the Reykjavik Art Gallery and the now world-famous penis museum - yes, you read that right.

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