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Saga Museum

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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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Icelandic saga lovers stopover

Definitely a must see for those interested in Vikings, Sagas and Icelandic history through sagas. After buying the ticket you will be provided with the headphones and mp3 player... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Pjotrina
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Bratislava Region, Slovakia

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must see for those interested in Vikings, Sagas and Icelandic history through sagas. After buying the ticket you will be provided with the headphones and mp3 player, so you can stay by each point (17) of the exhibition, as long as you want.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

On the whole, you can miss this one. We were walking by and stopped through and certainly tells the history of Iceland ala Madame Tussaud's wax museum. Reykjavik has such amazing museums - I'd skip this one if you are short on time.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A quick visit before our flight home, we were given headsets and walked through a series of dioramas depicting the history of Iceland and the Vikings. The figurines were quite lifelike and interesting but one often had to wait for the couple or group that entered prior to move on to the next station. At the end, there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You learn the history of Iceland as told in the Sagas. There is a half hour guided audio tour of the wax figure exhibits. You can also try on Viking clothing at the end of the tour.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was an afterthought on our stroll through Reykjavik. We enjoyed the introduction into the Sagas and had fun listening to the story teller. We also really enjoyed dressing up in the real chainmail, helmets, and swords. Didn't realize how heavy they would be!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My children (11-14) found this attraction on a tourist map, and demanded to go. What attracted them was the possibility of dressing up like a viking, and taking pictures. Well, that indeed is an opportunity (a free one, I should point out!) but the the exhibit itself is very informative. The wax figures used to represent characters in Icelandic history... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Our trip through time at this museum was enhanced by the excellent audio (in language of our choice) on the easy-to-use headsets. The wax figures looked so real that it was a bit creepy at first. It was fun trying on the authentic clothing and Viking attire at the end. Be sure to watch the film at the end to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

the museum tell the saga or story of Iceland with wax figures and stories. As you enter you are given a head set and then you are off on your journey through time. When you are finished you can watch a video on how the wax figures were made and try on Viking clothing including helmets and weapons to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After paying our fee, we were given headsets but told to wait before entering. It turned out that there is only room for a small (maybe 6 people) group at each of the tableaux of the sagas. So entry is staged. The wax figures were pretty realistic and in some cases bloody, but guide books had mentioned "bloodthirsty" in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I think the title says it all. it was somewhat interesting but I would not really call it a museum. Someone lead us to believe this was a viking museum. This was not the case.

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