National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland

The National Museum of Iceland explains the country’s evolution for nearly 1,150 years using engaging and interactive displays. The history museum’s collection exceeds 2,000 specimens. The most celebrated artifact is Valthjófsstadur, a pine church door created in 1200 AD. The intricate carving depicts a scene of a medieval horseman slaying a dragon and freeing a lion. The scene is from “Yvain, the Knight and the Lion.” The story was written in 1170 by Chrétien de Troyes.

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Suðurgata 41, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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