Landakot / ÍR-húsið / Kjöthús

The story of a church that became a sportshall

The story of Landakot is told in a new exhibition. The house was built in 1897 as the first catholic church since reformation. In 1930 it became a sportshall and remained as such until recently when it was relocated to the musuem.

árbæjarsafn-sýningar-hús krists og kærleika



Árbær Open Air Museum


110 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6304


Opening hours

Opening hours

September - May

Open daily 13:00 - 17:00

June - August

Open daily 10:00 - 17:00.

Daily guided tours in English, all year round, at 13:00 except Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 25 Dec & 1 Jan. No booking necessary.

Easter Holidays

Good Friday & Easter Sunday closed.

Christmas & New Year

24 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec only guided tour at 13:00, 31 Dec only guided tour 13:00, 1 Jan closed.

Guided tours in English for groups (10+) are available throughout the year by appointment.





1,740 ISK

Children (0-17 years)

Free admission


Free admission

Students with student card

1,120 ISK

Reykjavík Culture Year Pass

6,500 ISK

City Card holders

Free admission

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