Located in the heart of Reykjavik, the National Gallery of Iceland is one of the most important art museums in the Icelandic capital. It has a collection of more than 11,000 works of art, most of which are from Icelandic artists with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries, but it also features a number of famous foreign artists like Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch.
Not all of these works are housed in the National Gallery of Iceland itself: the museum holds exhibitions which rotate periodically and focus on different aspects of Icelandic art.
Four museums, one ticket
The ticket for the National Gallery includes admission to the Ásgrimur Jónsson Collection and the Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum, two galleries dedicated entirely to the important Icelandic artists after which they're named. It also includes free entry to the Culture House, an exhibition space that forms part of the National Museum of Iceland.
For art enthusiasts
The National Gallery of Iceland is one of the most important and valuable collections of Icelandic art, and if you're a fan of contemporary art from the country, it will be right up your street. If you're short on time and would prefer to learn more about Iceland's history, nature or geography instead, we recommend prioritising one of Reykjavik's other museums instead.