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Saga Museum

Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Ranked #34 of 81 attractions in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Saga Museum has recently located to a building by the waterside. They haven't yet got the signage sorted out so it's tricky to find. The museum itself is actually a series of tableaux rather than a collection of artifacts. The models are very realistic but the overall experience is just a little underwhelming. If you want multimedia try 871... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Worth a visit. The museum is well maintained, and staff are friendly. Many languages to choose from for the audio guide. At the top of the museum is a restaurant overlooking the city. Take a stroll at the balcony. Plenty of photo op.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We visited the museum as a couple during January, our hotel was near the city centre and we decided to walk to the museum. It was about half an hours walk, but the ground was quite slippery. The museum is set on a hilltop at the location of The Pearl, revolving restaurant, which is easily recognisable due to the glass... More

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Medina, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

What a disappointment! The building was open, so we went in and wondered where the exhibits were. We wandered upstairs to the coffee shop and had a snack, and while there I used my smartphone to see if we had overlooked an entrance to the museum. That's when we discovered the museum closed on February 15, and is moving to... More

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Lancashire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Situated in the Pearl is the Saga Museum. In comparison to museums in England it is a small museum, but it is worth a visit! This is a history lesson we enjoyed. The audio headphone device you are given and the life like displays made it very interesting during our 40 minute tour. If you don't use the audio, your... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Best of the museums in Reykjavik. It is small but worth your time if you are interested in the Vikings and history of Iceland. The wax figures are quite good. I actually touched one to see if he was alive and one lady was sure she saw him breathing! The recording is so much easier than most. It advances automatically,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Little too expensive but the wax models are of the highest quality. Staff were friendly. Lots of stuff crammed into a small space. Moving site into city center soon so will be easier to get to Recommended.

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UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It is a bit expensive (2,000ISK) but we enjoyed it. It's small, but very well made. A lot of effort has gone in to it, and it's got a good atmosphere. If you're short on time, maybe don't bother, but if you're in Reykjavik for a few days, it's worth a visit. But try to go on a clear day... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A really nice museum, very truthful and the figures looks almost alive. The wiew from Perlan is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

It was a cold windy day. We were glad to be inside. But listening to the stories of the early people of lceland we were really glad not to be some of them!!! Hard life, infections, heads chopped of... You name it they did it! But they also cared about their land and the people. We saw this with our... More

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