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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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Kind of Madame Tussauds with no Celebrities, interesting to see history, best city map

It is amazing how good the humans models were made, they really seem to be real people, just like Madame Tussauds ones. They are an attraction own their own. Next to the museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Consecon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We liked the interactive computer screens and the way the display was set up. Also saw the early manuscripts the detail the early history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum talks through the stories and tales of this magical country. Its like madam tusauds with a fantastic narrative. The best bit is the chance to dress up like a Viking and letting your inner child come out from the fancy dress box.

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Wrexham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure what I expected here but I think for the money, it could have been longer. Once you go into the 'waxwork' section you follow the audio guide around the history of Iceland which is very informative (probably too much so as I found I couldn't sink in all the information as there was so much.) I found... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It is amazing how good the humans models were made, they really seem to be real people, just like Madame Tussauds ones. They are an attraction own their own. Next to the museum shop there is an area where you can try some costumes, try the chain mail, sooooo heavy! Behind this area there is a video showing how the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This museum is located on the far end of the harbor. Its quite small and gives a historical account of Iceland. The exhibits are a bit creepy- extremely lifelike and graphic. Its scary how real they look- we couldn't help but laugh at some of the scenes. We had a good time, though, and certainly learned a lot. The museum... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The models are great and the audio tour was informative, but the whole tour only lasted half an hour. As two adults we only bothered with the helmets in the dressing up section, but I think children would appreciate it more. The staff seemed very nice and we had a coffee in the cafe to warm up when we arrived.... More 

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a very interesting exhibit. Basically an audio account of some of the stories of Iceland history with scenes to enhance the experience. There are no true artifacts although at the end of the tour you can put on costumes and take your photos which was really fun. Worth the price of admission.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Why this museum got so high rating I dont Get. The museum is very small with litle to see. The plus was the audio tour that gave good stories and facts. But thats the only thing. The museum is not very interactiv and the "tour" only takes 20 min (with the audio). Not worth the long walk from citycenter.

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Senior Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The museum part was a bit boring and only took 35mins - it was informative but make sure you don't think it is going to take the morning as you will be finished in 1hr. The gift shop however is great and the staff are really helpful. The gifts I bought were unique and not available elsewhere.

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited saga museum in March and paid around 11 pound each . We were given an audio pack which could listen to the wax work models were very life like and added to the story told at each station . It was well detailed and gave an interesting view on life at this time . The tour was less... More 

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