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Viking World

Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik, Reykjanesbaer 260, Iceland
+354 422 2000
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Admission Ticket to Viking World Museum with Optional Transfer from Keflavik
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$133.91*
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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik
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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 1882. Viking World is also a home of the Viking millennium exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution called Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. This exhibition sheds light onto the Norse settlement and explorations of unknown lands. These two fine projects, both celebrate Iceland's central role in the discovery of North America a 1000 years ago by the Norse Vikings. They have now found a permanent home in Viking World, a spectacular modern building situated right by the Faxafloi bay in the town of Reykjanes, and can be easily spotted from the main road between the international airport and Reykjavík.
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  • Average14%
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“full size” (20 reviews)
“small museum” (26 reviews)
“audio tour” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik, Reykjanesbaer 260, Iceland
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"full size"
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"small museum"
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"norse mythology"
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"long boat"
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"soup"
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"on display"
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"second floor"
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"icelandic history"
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"worth the price"
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"visited this museum"
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"interesting displays"
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were here with a tour group, so unfortunately, we only had about an hour to see everything and get back to the bus. All of the exhibits were great, but the highlight was definitely the Íslendingur (Icelander). Beautiful ship with a wonderful story. Hand-crafted...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I traveled to Iceland for a week this past September and mostly spent my time driving around the gorgeous countryside. For better or worse, Viking World was the only museum I visited, and one of the few cultural sites I visited (the others being national...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I visited Viking World this morning and loved my experience there. The ship was beautiful to see and walk on. I wish I had been able to experience their breakfast. However, they had coffee, tea, a few desserts, and packaged sandwiches when I was there...More

Thank Jessica D
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

You would think that Viking World would be more Vikingy than that - nope - it was more of a high school project. The only thing that was impressive was the boat. The rest was mostly commercial. The time we got there, no food except...More

Thank Nelson C
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Viking World is a fun, interactive way to orient yourself to islandic history and culture. It's fairly small and a visit wont take long.

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Traveling with a group of approximately 50 people we were treated to an excellent buffet breakfast with a very large selection of delicious items. Hot food was hot and accompanying items plentiful and easily accessible. Excellent coffee and large selection of breads and other items....More

Thank Carol-kiwi
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum with my son and husband. Not an ideal museum for a toddler because there wasn’t much for him to do. However, as an adult I thought it was great. The museum is on the small side but I think the content is...More

Thank Jen V
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We stopped by here on the way to the airport and got the opportunity to eat very pricewortthy ( with icelandic measures) breakfast from the buffet as well. Impressive boat and good signs telling about the vikings. We bought some salt with me.

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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Close to the airport and Reykjavik, this museum is well worth some of your time. Unique building houses the 9th century replica Viking ship Islendingur that actually sailed across the Atlantic in 2000 as part of Leif Eiriksson's millennial celebration. The museum traces the Viking...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Small museum, but full of artifacts of Viking history. Well-presented. You can board the actual ship, but I wouldn't suggest it. When I walked on it, the deck seemed a bit unsteady. They have a small cafe. There are also outdoor exhibits, but it was...More

Thank Trevor L
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Danielle M
October 1, 2017|
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Response from AnnMN | Reviewed this property |
Viking World has a shuttle service from/to the airport. You can reserve a time an pay for it ahead of time from their website. Very convenient!
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Shannon L
May 21, 2017|
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Response from SYTrustMe | Reviewed this property |
My initial reaction was 1 - 2 hours, but as Dawn has mentioned if you want to walk around outside to see the settlement remains you'd want another half hour. I was blowing a gale when I was there so I skipped the outside... More
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M R
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Viking W | Property representative |
Hi, You can buy tickets online and get 10% off here: vikingaheimar.is opening-hours-and-admission In the case of early arrival, we can offer you a breakfast. A price for the breakfast buffet is 1800 isk per person and... More
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