The Reykjavík Art Museum - Ásmundarsafn is located at Sigtún in Laugardalur. Ásmundarsafn hosts regular exhibitions of the works of Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982) together with the works of living artists.

Ásmundur Sveinsson was one of the pioneers of sculptural art in Iceland and designed the building mostly himself between 1942-1959. In the garden by the museum, you will find many of Ásmundur Sveinsson’s works, which have been enlarged or made especially for outdoor use.

From May to September, Ásmundarsafn is open 10:00–17:00 but from October to April13:00–17:00.

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Visit to Ásmundarsafn

Entrance You enter through a door with a low threshold that opens automatically. When you enter, you will see the reception and the museum shop on the left.

Parking There are numerous parking spaces in front of the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum.

Bicycles and scooters Bike racks are at the front of the park on the east side, to the left.

Public Transport Buses no.2 – 5 – 15 – 17 – 14 – 4.

Baby strollers Baby carriages can be stored in Ásmundarsafn. Large strollers are not allowed into the exhibition halls for security reasons.

Cloakroom and lockers The cloakroom area is behind reception, up a few steps, and there are also lockers for bags and backpacks. Strollers, backpacks, large bags, umbrellas and other bulky items are not allowed into the exhibition halls for security reasons.

Toilet The toilet can be found by the stairs opposite the cloakroom.

Elevator There is a wheelchair elevator from the reception to the cloakroom. There is currently no elevator down to the exhibition hall. Please ask reception staff for assistance in entering the exhibition hall through the side door.

Physically challenged

Accessibility to the museum is fairly good. There is a low obstacle at the threshold of the main door and an elevator from the lobby to the cloakroom where the toilets are located. From there, a staircase leads up to the Dome, but there is no elevator.

Parking for the disabled There is a marked parking lot for the disabled at Ásmundarsafn.

Wheelchairs No wheelchair is available at Ásmundarsafn.

Chairs/sitting facilities at exhibitions The exhibitions change regularly, but you can expect to find seating in the exhibition halls.

Toilets The toilet can be found in the same area as the cloakroom. There is an accessible toilet.

Autism and people with sensory processing disorders For general visits, an admission ticket is valid for 24 hours, so you can come and go to all three Reykjavík Art Museums during that time.

Stimuli Stimuli differ from one exhibition to the next and the reception staff is happy to provide information on what to expect in the exhibition halls. Most of the time, the museum is a quiet place to visit, but sometimes for there are video works with sounds that can cause irritation. Lighting in the exhibition halls can be strong and is sometimes fluorescent. Up inside the dome, the acoustics are special and can be uncomfortable.

Quiet spaces Ásmundarsafn is usually a quiet place. You can sit down at a table in the lobby.

Guided tours Reykjavík Art Museum regularly offers special guided tours for people with autism or sensory processing problems. The stimuli at the exhibitions are adjusted with the needs of the group in mind (e.g. light and sound).

Blind and visually impaired You enter the museum on the ground floor. There are no steps at the entrance and the doors open automatically. There is an elevator on the ground floor of the building, opposite the staircase that is furthest from the entrance to the museum.

Guide dogs Guide dogs are welcome in the museum.

Various groups The Reykjavík Art Museum welcomes diverse groups and strives to meet their needs. Has your group visited the museum?

Among those who regularly visit the museum are: The Geysir club Hlutverkasetur Day training for people with dementia Groups run by the Red Cross Ljósið Cancer Rehabilitation Centre Reykjalundur rehabilitation centre activity group

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Grown ups with young children playing.


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Sigtún 105
Opening hours
May – September 10:00-17:00
October – April 13:00-17:00


Tryggvagata 17
Opening hours
Thursdays 10:00-22:00


Flókagata 24
Opening hours