Autumn School Break 21-25 October 2022

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Reykjavík City Museum welcomes families during the autumn break of the elementary schools in Reykjavík from 21-25 October. During that time, there will be free admission for adults accompanying children.

Árbær Open Air Museum

Open daily 13:00-17:00

LOOK IN THE TRUNK is a light expedition through the museum's storage room, where you look for artefacts and learn about their story.

It is also interesting to look inside the museum houses, each of which has its own story to tell.

COME TO PLAY is a toy exhibit where children can touch and play with all kinds of toys from various eras.

Aðalstræti 10 & 16: The Settlement Exhibition and Reykjavík…story continues

Open daily 10:00-17:00

Medieval games, rune puzzles, and the orienteering game: HE DOTS IN KVOSIN are among the many fun things children can do at The Settlement Exhibition during the elementary school's autumn break in Reykjavík from 21-25 October. Furthermore, they can try on some Viking clothes for fun.

Aðalstræti 10 & 16 houses two exhibitions that tell the history of Reykjavík City: The Settlement Exhibition and Reykjavík...the story continues, which opened in May 2022. We encourage families to see both of these exhibitions during the autumn break.

Reykjavík Museum of Photography

Open: Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00, Fri 11:00-18:00, Weekends 13:00-17:00

Reykjavík Museum of Photography offers a fun PICTURE PUZZLE about the exhibition THE SYSTEM during the autumn school break, 21-25 October.

In the exhibition, the photographer Elvar Örn Kjartansson strives to capture the system in which we live and move around in. Everything from pipes in a wastewater treatment plant to the main hall of the Icelandic Parliament, from pictures of a sheep barn and a greenhouse to a store stock room.

We often take the system for granted until it breaks down and no water comes out of the faucet. The tap water comes from Gvendarbrunnar, but do you know how they look? The answer is in the exhibition.

The picture puzzle focuses on family togetherness and cooperation while viewing the exhibition.

Reykjavík Maritime Museum

Open daily 10:00-17:00

The Reykjavík Maritime Museum offers a special guided tour in Icelandic for families during the elementary school autumn break at 11:00 Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

A family game with three different difficulty levels guides visitors through the museum's permanent exhibition, FISH & FOLK - 150 YEARS OF FISHERIES, is available daily.

WINDWORKS will play a concert at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum on Saturday, 22 October at 14.

Ármann Helgason clarinet

Helga Björg Arnardóttir clarinet


  • Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)
  • Duo No. 2 in D minor (1821)
  • Elín Gunnlaugsdóttir (1965)
  • Cards III (2013)
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  • Sonata for two clarinets (1918)

On the occasion of the primary school autumn break, adults accompanied by children can enter the museum for free. Others pay ISK 2,050.
The concert is sponsored by the City Foundation and the Central City Foundation of Reykjavík.