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Árbæjarsafn was founded in 1957. It is situated in Árbær, an old farm that used to be outside Reykjavik, but the city has grown and expanded so that this place is now within the city itself. When the museum was established, only farmhouses stood there but within the next years some old houses from Reykjavik's city center were moved up there and rebuilt. One of the museum's buildings is a church, built in 1842 and still used for religious ceremonies. As well as being an open-air museum, it also organizes exhibitions based on themes from the past. A case in point is an exhibition showing old cars and old garage tools. It is thought that the first settlers in Iceland built their houses in Reykjavik in 874. The museum is dedicated to Reykjavik's history from that day until the present day, showing artifacts representing the everyday life of Reykjavik's inhabitants over the period. For those wanting to get to know the history of Reykjavik, Árbæjarsafn is the best place to visit.
Gljufrasteinn was the home of Halldor Kiljan Laxness, a celebrated writer of Iceland and probably one of the best writers in the world of literature. Constructed in the year 1945, the structure was designed by Agust Palsson, a noted architect. Now converted into a museum, the building welcomes visitors with a multimedia display about the writer's life and his iconic works. His life is chronicled against the backdrop of key events in the history of Iceland.
Founded in the year 2009, Viking World Museum is housed in a building built to the designs of Guðmundur Jónsson. On permanent display here is a prototype of Íslendingur, the Gokstad Viking vessel which crossed the Atlantic Ocean to arrive at L'Anse aux Meadows to honor 1000 years of Leif Ericsson's iconic voyage. Interesting artifacts of Norse mythology are also on display here.
Opened in 2014, The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll showcases Icelandic Pop and Rock music that lasted from 1830 till the present date. The museum has discographies of all major artists, especially those belonging to Iceland. You could come here and listen to their music using an app they have created for the museum. Also on site is a sound lab for visitors can try some of the instruments available here. Exhibits include one honoring Pall Oskar, where he himself has narrated the exhibition via video.
Soft blue swirls of mineral-rich water and gently billowing steam that rises from the water's surface make up the magnificence of the Blue Lagoon. A gigantic geothermal spa that has effectively ridden numerous individuals of skin ailments, this man-made lagoon is one of Iceland's finest, and most visited attractions. Situated on a large lava field, the water in the lagoon is typically fed by the output of Svartsengi, a geothermal power plant that lies adjacent to the lagoon. Sulfur and silica are prime ingredients that lend the warm waters of the lagoon its curative powers, drawing eager visitors from across the world. Visitors can apply the famous silica mud mask and see its skin-restorative powers for themselves, or feel the warm gush of the lagoon's waterfalls as it takes away any semblance of soreness from their muscles. There is also a sauna room, and a restaurant on site.