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Address: Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 511 1517
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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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The history of Iceland via diorama and audio guide

The museum uses very detailed dioramas and audio guides to tell the Icelandic history in a series of vignettes. Guests can don ringmail and other Viking garb. Choose your weapon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
John R
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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were interesting stories, but the exhibits weren't all that great. It was an ok museum, fine for a cold day to get out of the wind and snow. Wouldn't bother on a nice day.

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Thank amfalk
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small museum that tells the history of Vikings domination in Iceland... It's all about realistic statues, they are nice, and you walk around with an audio guide, and in the end you can use some pieces to take photos dressed like a Viking... It's ok, but could be better...

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Thank Carinabb-rj
Uxbridge, Canada
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They had audio guides to use as you walked around, which were informative. The lady at the desk showed me how to turn my volume down. The figures in the displays were made of wax. Some scenes were gory, as other reviewers mentioned. At the end of the tour we could watch a video about how the museum figures were... More 

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Thank Carol984010
Berlin, Germany
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum uses very detailed dioramas and audio guides to tell the Icelandic history in a series of vignettes. Guests can don ringmail and other Viking garb. Choose your weapon and shield and pose for some pictures. If your children are sensitive, be aware that a couple of the exhibits depict violence.

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Thank John R
Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a museum dedicated to the history and development of Iceland over the past thousand years. Well constructed, full-size tableaus show scenes from history, major events, important figures, and the coming of religion to Iceland. The museum is not huge, and will take about an hour to view. Adult entrance fees are 1600 ISK. There is a separate area... More 

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Thank Paul B
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An excellent wax museum near the harbour, the story is told by an audio guide which is just the right length and tells fascinating facts about the people who form part of the history of Iceland. The exhibits are very high quality. Definitely recommend!

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Thank Steffybee
London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

located by the harbour its in a very nice part of reykjavik. before entering the exhibitions your given headphones and an audio guide. the audio guide is very informative and the displays make the audio seem so real. the displays are impressively realistic. only criticism it would of made it better if there were genuine viking artefacts found in iceland.... More 

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Thank viking2016
Manchester,UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saga museum offers a very interesting insight into the development of Iceland with the use of extremely life like tableaus. Your visit is accompanied by a personal audio description of each one of the displays and is it extremely interesting and well worth a visit as it is very close to the Maritime Museum

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Thank AlanwManchester_UK
Hervey Bay, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to the Saga Museum and the highlight for us was getting dressed up in the Viking costumes. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch at the cafe which was a real surprise. I enjoyed the cod with pea purée and a celery and apple salad. "Yummy"

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Thank marie_ashworth
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a lot of other people coming out of the museum so I decided to visit. This ended up being my favorite museum. I did not know anything about the museum so I visited the gift shop first. They had a lot of nice items. Then I got my picture taken with a guy who was brave enough to put... More 

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