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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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A good introduction to Viking lore.

We visited here on our first day in Iceland and found it a good introduction to spirit of the country. The combination history/lore was interesting and entertaining. We loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Not much to do here other than part with some cash. If you really are interested in vikings then you need to visit the Icelandic National Museum.

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Charleston, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a walk-through self guided audio tour of the ancient history of Iceland. Interesting to adults. My tweens bored very quickly (but enjoyed seeing the "wax museum" displays). On a rainy day, I'd recommend a stop, but not with little kids. (they do have a "dress up" area for both adults and kids).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

2000 isk for a museum i could fit in my apartment. The wax dolls are pretty good, and being able to wear armor is cool. The audio guide was a bit too long, with it, the tour takes half an hour, without it, one could read the explanations in 10 min. Overly pricey for what it shows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited here on our first day in Iceland and found it a good introduction to spirit of the country. The combination history/lore was interesting and entertaining. We loved the amazingly lifelike models they used. Sometimes you felt as if they were looking at you. The video of how the models were created was worth seeing. Our entire group of... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went because I knew that this was an interest to my 18 year old daughter. It deals with more than Sagas, and I was surprised that I found it as interesting as I did. It only takes about 30 minutes to get through with audio (included in the admission). I would recommend this for anyone with older kids. Younger... More 

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San Clemente, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've seen many of the reviews...I think it was worth the time and money, particularly if you're not too well read on the sagas.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Pretty disappointing audio tour through a series of very well constructed dioramas. Each diorama represented a different story with no connecting dialogue in between. Hard to get much of a picture of Viking history from a few scattered events. The fun part came with being able to play dress up and get some fun photos at the end. Spend your... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We decided to continue our afternoon at the Saga Museum, a place high on my list of priorities because it recreates Viking life. My husband was not too impressed with the experience, but I enjoyed it mostly because I learned a great deal about Icelandic history (and I’m a sucker for history dioramas). The Saga Museum essentially consists of eighteen... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took a long walk throughout the Old Harbor area and ended up near this “museum” and decided to visit. I was hoping to learn more about the Vikings and you kind of did, but this was more of an exhibit. You basically pay a couple of €’s and you get a iPod and headphones to walk around. There are... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm not sure I would go out of my way to get here but if you have time on your hands I would say to give it a whirl. It was very informative and the exhibit was really well don.

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Additional Information about Saga Museum

Address: Grandagardi 2, Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 511 1517
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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