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Saga Museum

Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Ranked #32 of 85 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum offers interesting stories about Icelandic history. You listen to a headphone set and walk among wax figure scenes. There is minimal seating so you mostly stand while hearing the stories and walk through a darkly lit path moving from one scene to another. The museum experience was a bit short but afterward you are able to take viking... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Saga Museum is full of lifelike waxworks of historical figures and legends from Icelands past. It's all a little disjointed but the stories are nevertheless entertaining. It is now located at the Old Harbour NOT in Perlan.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Expensive and contradictory throughout. Much better things to see in Reykjavik, save your cash for other attractions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our stay in Reykjavik. This is a very well put together museum with a great deal of information to share. Be sure to take the audio tour, you will get a lot more out of your visit. Don't miss the chance to dress up as a viking and duel on your way out!

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Newington, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Saga Museum has been in its new home for only a few months. Modest from the outside, don't let its appearance prevent you from visiting this amazing exhibit. Incredibly realistic wax figures recreate significant events in Iceland's history. An audio guide is well done and if you feel the description is too detailed, you can always continue on to... More

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The museum itself is pretty fun and interesting, though I'm not really a wax figure enthusiast. The best part for me was after the walk-through, where they let you dress up is some old viking clothes, and have a few weapons. It's great if you have a goofy friend or family member to mess around with and take some fun... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had a day free in Reykjavik before my friend joined me for a trip around Iceland, so I decided to take a visit to this museum thanks to the pamphlets in the hotel lobby. It has a series of wax-work scenes from Iceland's history. All recreated in fine and very realistic detail. The staff member there was friendly and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Wax works exhibition portraying Iceland's past history, in all its gory details. Now in the dock area, not by the Perlan as many guide books/info still say.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This museum taught us a lot of Iceland History through and audio program and wax figures. It was interesting and unique. It took about 30 minutes and was certainly memorable. The museum contains a small cafe, a store and a lounge area. It's a bit of a walk from the main downtown "strip" but we were glad we went. At... More

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Very nice museum where you get headsets with the language you like and walk slowly thru the different "live" areas. Great for families too

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