Welcome to the Natural History Museum of Kópavogur. As you probably have already noticed, all information in the museum are in Icelandic. This extension of our web-page provides similar, and sometime more detailed information about the exhibition and individual items.

There are two main exhibition segments, focusing on Icelandic geology and ecology. In the ecological section, visitors are guided through Icelandic terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems from the deepest oceans towards the highest mountains.

The ocean

Sea cliffs

Coastal and lowland areas

Wetlands and woodlands

The highlands

The geological section highlights the forces that drive the constant recreation of Iceland, as the visitors walk through the time oriented exhibition from old bedrock basalt and minerals towards volcanic ash from the latest eruptions.

Continental drift and eruption zones

Rocks and minerals