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National Gallery of Iceland

National Gallery of Iceland

Welcome to the National Gallery of Iceland

The National Gallery of Iceland, established in 1884, houses the main collection of Icelandic art, covering in particular 19th and 20th century Icelandic and international art. It's collection contains the main Icelandic key works of the 20th century, by the nation's leading artists. The gallery has no permanent exhibit, only revolving exhibits from the permanent collection. In its role as the national gallery, its chief tasks are to collect, preserve, study and exhibit Icelandic art, and also to address international art and exhibit Icelandic art in an international context. The National Gallery houses not only the main collection of Icelandic art but also a wealth of resources on Icelandic art history. A major aim is to involve exhibition visitors actively and attempt to answer the questions that preoccupy them. Priority is therefore given to presenting information to visitors about exhibitions and individual works, in the form of texts, guided tours and meetings with artists, and through a database to which visitors have access.

Fresh coffee and other refreshments are served all day. A choice of hot meals is available at lunchtime, art magazines and journals are available for reading and visitors can browse works from the National Gallery's collection in its database.

The Gallery Shop´s main objectives are promoting and selling art books, cards and posters published by the National Gallery. It showcases the finest in Icelandic arts and design, offers as well art-related giftware from international museums.


Fríkirkjuvegur 7
101 Reykjavík
Tel. 515 9600