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Saga Museum

Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Ranked #29 of 86 Attractions in Reykjavik
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Preston
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Museum is a small but well put together history lesson depicted in a number of tableaux with life like mannequins in a very atmospheric setting and with an option of an inclusive audio guide.There is also an opportunity for children to dress as Vikings for photographs. This is an interesting and informative attraction which I felt was a little... More

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paris
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The site moved (before it was at the perlan) near the harbour. it cost 13 euros per adult ! but the story is very interesting to understand the origin of Iceland.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A bit hard to find, but, worth it Great staff, helpful and nice Exhibits are pretty cool, the audio is one the best I have heard in a Museum, the audio is a bit slow, at one stage I was 3 exhibits ahead of the commentary, I always have to learn, slow down! The dress up area appeared to be... More

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We took the audio tour with our children ages 9 and 11, and my senior citizen parents. It was informational and entertaining.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Saga Museum offers the tourist an excellent overview of the history of Iceland. The headset commentary (available in many languages) guides you around the well laid out displays! At the end of the tour there is the inevitable gift shop and café, but the real gem is the dressing up section! Here you can try on Viking Costumes of... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The audio narration is fun and informative. The wax figures are incredibly life like. Watch the video beside the lobby that shows how they were made.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It has good cafe there for coffee and marriage cake. You get an audio video to listen to by number automatically. When you enter you stop at each figure/scene and listen to the history. It is very interesting and provides a concise history of Iceland with key figures and the symbols of the country. It is a bit slow but... More

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London UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

From the wonderful meringue cake to dressing up in full chain mail, this was an ideal outing for us to celebrate our 60th birthdays. The owner was very knowledgable and welcoming, the museum had exhibits, sounds, and a tape in our own language. I now feel that I understand the heritage of Iceland, but it was fun to find out.... More

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Alberta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a interesting, creepy little museum. The price is steep, and includes an audio walk-through the tour. I highly recommend using the audio portion to really get value out of it—the audio tour contains much more information that was not included on the displays. While I wouldn't say it's a must-see in Reykjavik, it was unique in that there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is not your typical 'museum'. The price is a little steep but a very interesting experience. About 30 minutes takes you through this presentation. An audio guide is required and available in many languages. It tells the story of various major events in Icelandic history. It is not an in-depth experience but a very good start to learning the... More

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