Are you looking for something unique to do on your next day out in Reykjavik? If so, make sure to visit the Arbaer Open Air Museum. This fantastic facility attempts to demonstrate to its visitors, how Icelandic peoples in the past lived their lives. It showcases a vast array of different architecture and ways of life that would have been synonymous with the area, with a lot of the buildings being transported from Reykjavic town centre.
The museum holds regular exhibitions throughout the year, which celebrate different periods of the cities history. These include Vintage car days, Craft days, and Christmas exhibitions. The site was set up by The Reykjavik Society, who were afraid that the old town centre of Reykjavik was disappearing, so they attempted to preserve these buildings for future generations, and to give us an insight into how the city looked. The museum officially opened in 2014 and is now part of the Reykjavik City Museum which incorporated 5 different sites into one museum. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off, and visit the Arbaer Open Air Museum!