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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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Interesting museum

After you paid for the ticket and put your stuffs in the lockers provided, you are given a headset with narration according to the language of your choice. You then walk through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After you paid for the ticket and put your stuffs in the lockers provided, you are given a headset with narration according to the language of your choice. You then walk through the museum under the guidance of the narration. You end off having the opportunity to play dress up to morph into vikings of your choice, which was the... More 

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Cambs. UK
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I found this to be the most interesting of all the museums in Reykjavik. It was informative, well laid out and not to busy. Well worth the visit.

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Braintree Essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

An interesting museum, well set out, individual audios available in many languages. Cafe was lovely too.

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Peterborough
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A nice museum to get a feel of the history behind Iceland & it's population. An interesting place to visit.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A love museum to get up close and personal with the history of Iceland. We most enjoyed the dressing up part. 30 min of clean fun.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

A reasonable small museum telling the history of Viking settlers - nothing interactive until the end where there are some costumes to try on for adults & children. Fairly tame 'tableaus' which you walk past while a pre-recorded tape plays stories about the characters & the history.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I think that this museum is really original. You will be audio-guided true the whole history of Iceland, which is really great to understand a bit more of this country. What is also great is that they took some citizen as model for their statue. Finally, I gave it 4/5 due to the price that was quite high and the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A stormy day in Reykjavik and I was wondering how to entertain two teenage boys and we found this musuem right next door to the Aurora centre ( which I'd also recommend). We were kitted out with earphones and audio equipment and set off round the displays. We all found it extremely interesting and it was just the right length... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This museum is a really enjoyable place to visit in Reykjavik. Just a short walk from the centre with a nice coffee shop attached. Showing some history of Iceland with audio headphones and some very life like models which ends with a room of outfits and swords for your own viking photos. I would recommend this as a ' to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to this on a whim having seen a brochure. It was good value with a audio tour which gives you the basics of the Viking Sagas. Took an hour to do and this included being able to dress up as a Viking and take as many pictures that you want. See the video which shows how the museum... More 

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