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Viking World

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Viking World is the home of the Viking Ship Íslendingur (the Icelander). Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik, Reykjanesbaer 260, Iceland
+354 422 2000
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Reviewed today via mobile

I love Vikings and their history. They were intrepid geniuses, who invented numerous ways to navigate the seas. They were also what the Icelanders call, “sjalfstætt folk,” their word for independent people, that literally means “people who stand on their own feet.” The first settlers...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Solsteinn
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's the first stop we made off the plane. Great place for kids to get out and run. Inside has a life-size replica of a ship that you can get on! It has a video to watch on the history, coffee (for additional) and another...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ruth R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed. The museum is small, and the exhibits were not very interesting. The museum building had an interesting exterior design. There are also some turf houses outside. We enjoyed the soup and fresh bread that we purchased at the cafe inside the museum.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a campground and stumbled upon this little gem. Great history and artifacts, including the deck of a ship. Don’t miss the turf houses nearby!!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank drinkingviolet
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this museum to be very small but did have good information and the view was very pretty. You can go into the boat and take pictures.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 1josh777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip. The amazing story of the Islendingur longship replica and the story of the Viking settlers. Then the chance to walk the decks of the Islendingur ... amazing.

1  Thank kenr672
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viking world is a good way to start off your trip in Iceland. Its a small museum which gives you lots of history about Iceland. The model of a long boat in the centre is a site to see. Well worth a few hours here....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot about the Vikings, mostly from the movie, which you can see in a seperate room. The museum itself has some objects and information on display, but not in abundance. Of course the ship itself gives the museum the perfect “look”. Tip...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 836anneliesb
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Lame. It’s tiny and has almost no artifacts. Just storyboards you could see on the internet Poor audio visual expensive a waste of time

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank hospceo
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

We had a 6.5 hr layover in Iceland so we went to the Viking museum. It was a small museum but with lots of information and history. The front desk was kind enough to hold our heavy carry on packs while we explored. The viking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Michelle E
March 21, 2019|
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Response from NCTraveler27312 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure the staff will work with you. They were most welcoming!
Zuzana D
September 14, 2018|
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Response from clintellis99 | Reviewed this property |
A 5.5 hour layover will definitely be hard to do both. Essentially you get one or the other because it take about 45 mins to get to Reykjavik and 20 mins to the museum. To get to the museum, the best thing to do is get a... More
July 7, 2018|
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Response from hsg52 | Reviewed this property |
This museum is close to the airport so definitely not walking distance from Reykjavik.