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Viking World

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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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Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik, Reykjanesbaer 260, Iceland
+354 422 2000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Small museum near Keflavik, Iceland airport (about 15 mins away) on the way to Reykjavik. The museum does have a full sized Viking ship on display but the rest of the museum consists of a few small displays about Iceland's history and a few movies....More

Thank steve3donnelly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this place could have been better. I did like the story about the replica of an original Viking ship but that was kind of it. There wasn’t much else to see. We visited on our way to the airport. If you have time...More

Thank travelmiamor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 6 am or so and after renting a car, ended up here for breakfast with my teens and my husband. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the small museum and it was a good way to spend some time before heading into...More

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done museum with loads of information that is well worth the time to visit before you leave Iceland!

Thank lorasrauch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By now you've probably noticed that all the museums in Iceland are pretty small and very expensive. This one is no exception. There were some interesting factoids and displays, but for the price of admission, I'm not terribly impressed. It's not a bad place to...More

Thank 208carlr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Viking history (even if we are glad not to have been born in such times). This were a good quick stop to get info about the Vikings, see the dimensions about a boat. Perfect for our rainy day.

Thank Ulli B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum contains loads of interesting information and has many interactive elements including computers, a walkthrough gallery of modern portrayals of the sagas, and of course a reconstructed VIKING SHIP! The museum takes 2 or 3hours (of you're like me, you will read everything), and...More

Thank Tiana Y
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely day visiting this museum it’s not to big so dosnt take long to get round. Lots of interesting things to see. Viking ship you can go aboard and dressing up as a Viking was the best. They also offer a contenental...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum during our anniversary tour of the land of fire & ice and were not surprised by the quality of the exhibits, including a life size replica of a Viking ship, which you can clamber aboard. How they sailed...More

Thank Tab S
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had an afternoon flight out of KEF so decided to stop here in the morning. Had a nice history of the Vikings and a reconstructed ship. They also had a fun and interesting art mythology display. They have a cafe which had a small...More

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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.
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Viking W | Property representative |
Hello, yes, we serve breakfast buffet every day from 7am till 10:30am.