Winter School Break at Reykjavík City Museum 2023

15.02.2023 X

Reykjavík City Museum welcomes children and their families with a fun and varied programme during the Winter School Break, 23-26 February. Free admission for adults accompanying children.

Árbær Open Air Museum

At the Árbær Open Air Museum, children can play with toys from earlier times at the exhibition: Come and play! After that, they can do a picture puzzle about the display Neyzlan, which shows changes in Reykjavík's consumption habits in the 20th century. Note that the museum is open every day from 13-17. 

Aðalstræti: The Settlement Exhibition & Reykjavík ... the story continues

At Aðalstræti 16, we have fun dressing up as Vikings and hunting for relics in The Settlement Exhibition. After that, we will look at the new exhibition Reykjavík ... the story continues in Aðalstræti 10, which is the oldest house in the centre of Reykjavík. 

The dots in Kvosin: Families walk around downtown Reykjavík with a picture on their phone, find specific points and get information and photos. The walk starts at The Settlement Exhibition in Aðalstræti 16, where families will get more information about the game.

Reykjavík Museum of Photography

At the Reykjavík Museum of Photography in Tryggvagata 15, there will be a fun game about the exhibition Presence by Christopher Taylor. The children draw cards and solve the puzzle presented on the card. 

Reykjavík Maritime Museum

At the Reykjavík Maritime Museum in Grandinn, you can join a guided tour around the museum's new exhibition called We are Earth - We are the Water will be offered. The guided tour is available on February 23 and 24 at 11. Furthermore, you can have fun participating in a family game about the museum's primary exhibition, Fish & folk, with three levels of difficulty available, depending on the age and ability of each child. Please note that the Maritime Museum has a fun family space where children can play freely and look out to the sea.

Viðey Island

Island trip on your own: Saturday, 25 February and Sunday, 26 February

Sailing to Viðey Island is an excellent way to spend time with friends and family during the winter holidays. The cruise takes a few minutes and is a fun start to a brisk day on Viðey Island. On the island, many interesting places are worth visiting. There are beaches, hills, caves, works of art, birdlife and centuries-old houses. You get a map of the island at the ticket office, and you can find the way to all these places there.

If you want to go on a beach trip, it's a good idea to check what time the tide is. This can be done by looking at a flood table online. Remember to dress well.

Viðeyjar ferry's winter schedule (1 September - 14 May)
Departures to Viðey: Sat / Sun at 13:15, 14:15 and 15:15
Departures from Viðey: Sat / Sun at 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30

  • ADULTS - 1,950 ISK
  • CHILDREN 7 - 17 YEARS - 975 ISK
  • CHILDREN 0 - 6 YEARS - Free, accompanied by an adult
  • Reykjavík Culture Cardholders get 10% discount
  • CITY CARDHOLDERS (24 hrs, 48 hrs and 72 hrs) - Free