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Address: Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 511 1517
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Description: A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early...
A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early history, moments that have determined the fate of our people and which give a compelling view into how Icelanders have lived for more than a millennium. From the time of the earliest settlers, history is brought to life in a unique and exciting way, with life-like wax wax figurines. Visitors are guided through the museum with an audio-guide.
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Another piece to the puzzle

Be open and relaxed when entering this museum. It is to give a glimpse of the life and a couple of special incidents in the history of Iceland. It is not meant to be comprehensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were excited about this museum--hoping to learn about Vikings!--but it's basically a bunch of exhibits that you walk in front of while listening to a recording.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Located in a very large former fish (?) freezer, this cod history lesson of early Icelandic life is, well not so much a romp through the trials and tribulations as almost a celebration of the bizarre early years. Each waxwork piece has a story to tell, some more fanciful than others. It is a interesting tale, occasionally well told, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Be open and relaxed when entering this museum. It is to give a glimpse of the life and a couple of special incidents in the history of Iceland. It is not meant to be comprehensive or complete. A nice way to bring a bit of life to the stories and well suited for the youngest. I enjoyed the short walk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I first visited the Saga museum in 2013 when it was located in the Perlan. I went back again in 2014 when I took my friends with, and it had actually relocated to its own premises with a nice coffee shop in the front. I personally think this Saga experience is perfect if you want a brief yet interesting look... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You walk in a semi circle around some mannequins who tell you pieces of Icelandic history from the settlement in 870 to around 1600. The best part is in the end when you can try out some Viking outfits which makes for some nice photo opportunities

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This museum is a self guided tour with audio headset. Great in depth view of the major players in history and how they lived.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I found this to be a fun museum. Snippets of Viking information in front of lifelike recreations, that well might scare little kids. Good, kids like to be scared, at least that's what Walt Disney always said. Quick and to the point, and had a good time. The reception people were friendly and enthusiastic. I tried to get my friend... More 

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Northpole
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

This was not what I expected. You walk about 50 meters in one big circle listing to a recording. There are 17 different stations with mannequins at each one. I told myself as soon as I started the self guided tour, at least I get to dress up as a Viking and get a sweet pic at the end of... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

In this "museum", you get an individual sound system which guides you through the wax statues of an exhibition telling a bit about the early history of Iceland. The whole thing takes about 1/2 hour. Although not exactly boring, it has a very static feel about it. The exhibition only just skims the subject of Icelandic history. Actually the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I was concerned at first that this might be geared towards kids but my husband and I went and it was really fascinating. In fact, it might be a little scary for the really little kids. They have very life like scenes From Iceland history, from the first settlers and their battles to witch burnings. Really informative if you want... More 

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Additional Information about Saga Museum

Address: Address: Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 511 1517
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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