Travel back in time today at Árbær Museum

The event will take place from 13-16

The event will take place from 13-16 Photo: Iceland Monitor/Þórður Arnar Þórðarson

Árbær Open Air Museum offers its guests to experience a journey back in time today. The village in the museum will be buzzing with life of people “from the past”, going about their chores and their business like they would have done more than a century ago.

In the house Hábær the mistress will be cooking somel tasty Icelandic ‘lummur’ pancakes for guests that pass by. Up in the loft at the original Árbær farmhouse yarn is spun in the traditional way. In a house called Nýlenda sits a fortune-teller ready to read your destiny. Who can tell what good fortunes lie ahead?

The event will be today, 13:00-16:00

There are friendly farm animals at the museum.

There are friendly farm animals at the museum. Photo: Iceland MonitorÓmar Óskarsson

An old farm turns into a "village"

Árbær Open Air museum is located in Árbær, a 15 minute bus ride from Reykjavik centre. It used to be an established farm well into the 20th century, and was turned into a museum in 1957. Today there are over 20 buildings at the museum, most of which have been relocated from Reykjavik centre. Even though there is a small “village” at the museum, there are farm animals in the fields which lends the area a proper, urban Icelandic feel from the past.

Bjarki Kristjánsson og Dagný Hulda Valbergsdóttir leiðsögumenn á Árbæjarsafni

Bjarki Kristjánsson og Dagný Hulda Valbergsdóttir leiðsögumenn á Árbæjarsafni Photo: Iceland Monitor/Þórður Arnar Þórðarson

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