Reykjavík Museum of Photography

saman-294x300Reykjavík Museum of Photography is the only independent museum of photography in Iceland.  The aim of the museum is to shape a unique vision and to be leading in its field. The museum preserves various photo collections from professional and amateur photographers, around 5 Million photographs from the period around 1870 to 2002.

The collection´s themes are diverse. One can find family photographs, photos from portrait studios, industrial- and advertising photographs, press photography, landscape photographs and more.
The Reykjavík Museum of Photography´s collection consists of photographs, items and documents related to the practice of photography, by professional- and amateur photographers.

The collection can be roughly divided into press- landscape- and portrait photography collections, along with industrial- and commercial photography. Also the museum collects the works of contemporary photographers and artists, who use photography as medium. The oldest photograph, owned by the museum, is from ca. 1870 and the most recent from ca. 2002.

Last modified onSunday, 03 November 2013 14:48

  • Address: Grófarhús 6th Floor, Tryggvagata 15
  • Postal Code: 101
  • City: Reykjavík
  • Tel #: +354 411 63 90
  • Opening Hours:

    Offices and museum shop open weekdays  10:00 – 16:00
    Exhibitions open Monday – Thursday  12:00 – 19:00
    Fridays 12:00 – 18:00, Weekends  13:00 - 17:00


    Thursday, 28th March – Closed
    Friday, 29th March – Closed
    Saturday, 30th March – Closed
    Sunday, 31st March – Closed
    Monday, 1st April – Closed


    24th - 26th December – Closed
    27th December – Opening hours as usual
    28th December - Opening hours as usual
    29th December - Office closed. Exhibitions open 13-17
    30th December - Office closed. Exhibitions open 13-17
    31th December – Exhibitions open 10-14
    1st January - Closed
    2nd January – Opening hours as usual


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