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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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Iceland History Through Stories

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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Arad, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you want you learn about Iceland's history is a must see museum. For us is the the most interesting and interactive museum we have visited in Iceland. Other museums were at the same price like this one, those were expensive, but these museum was at a fair price. A lot of work was made to make all the characters... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

waste of time, don't even think to go there. Few rubber figures with head cut & bleeding. Nothing to mention

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited during the Easter holidays and paid 2000ISK ( about £11) per person. The staff were very friendly and informative and we began our fully interactive audio tour. The tour is detailed and the wax work models are incredibly life like, providing you with a fully interactive experience of Viking Iceland. The tour also includes a range of dressing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this, and I thought the admission price of 2000isk (just under £10.00) was reasonable, plus we received a 10% discount with our visit Reykjavik cards. The tour itself was interesting and an insight into Icelandic history, plus you can try out helmets and swords before you leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a really nice museum, perhaps a bit expensive, but museums tend to be. I enjoyed to walk with the headphones and listen to the stories, which were well told. If one does not understand one of the big languages, English, German, French etc, then it would be hard to follow. Kids would need a translation from an adult.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This museum is interesting, unique and provides good historical information. That said, I would not recommend taking kids to this museum. It could be a bit creepy and gory.

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