Iceland's endless variations of color, light, and natural formation have always been a boon to painters, and many of the greatest results are on display at this museum, the largest and probably the most important repository of 19th- and 20th-century Icelandic art. The gallery has no permanent exhibit, only revolving exhibits from the permanent collection. International exhibits are usually slated for the off season. The basement level has a nice area for keeping children occupied, and the top floor has a pleasant cafe.