Icelandic Sagas - The Greatest Hits

Icelandic Sagas - The Greatest Hits

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Icelandic Sagas - The Greatest Hits! A 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage – in English.
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Vanessa M
10 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This was a fun, last minute idea to help keep us awake & avoid going to bed too early due to jetlag. It was funny and fast paced. Audience involvement, so he ready. ;) The actors put their all into it. We had visited the Viking museum earlier in the day which actually helped a lot because the play is so fast paced. Fun outing and even ok for kids maybe 8-10+.
Written August 13, 2022
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CaptChadOak
Oakland, CA43 contributions
Jul 2022
Very humorous overview of the Icelandic Sagas from very talented actors! (No previous knowledge of Sagas required, it was hilarious). Performance was in English, with lots of audience participation! Whole show is about 70 minutes. I wish it was longer, it was so fun! It was one of the high points of our trip! You wont regret it!
Written July 23, 2022
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Luckyjenn
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Just outstanding. So well done. So funny. Such energy! I cannot recommend this enough!I cannot recommend this enough. We went as 3 women in our thirties and had a blast.
We live here in Iceland and still found it BRILLIANT, not Just for tourists but tourists will love it.
The bar at harpa was closed so we didn't take drinks in but went to the edition next door for a drink first.
Written July 25, 2022
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Karen C
Sydney, Australia228 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We found out about Icelandic Sagas from another couple on our tour. So glad we did. What a difference it makes to see talented actors cleverly sharing both well known and little known sagas in an incredible setting. We felt comfortable from the start - an inclusive feeling and so much fun. Plus after a big day out, we felt invigorated in the 75 minutes of the show - highly entertaining AND we were back at our hotel by 9.30pm. Perfect way to experience Harpa, learn of Iceland's sagas AND support a brilliant show. If you find this review helpful please tick the helpful box so I know :)
Written August 9, 2016
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Thank you very much for the great review!
Written July 22, 2017
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globallerjay
16 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Despite other glowing reviews, we were disappointed in the production. Very immature jokes that get overused. Additionally, a confusing and uncompelling way to tell the story of the Sagas. This may be good for families with pretend, but overall, this was an American Tourist trap.
Written July 16, 2016
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Hi Jason C. I am sorry to hear you didn´t like our production and felt trapped. I hope you liked your stay in Iceland. Icelandic Sagas crew.
Written July 27, 2016
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Hollyrik
Bellevue, WA428 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We ended our one day stopover in Iceland with this, and were so glad we had the time before our second red eye flight in two days! First, the concert and convention center building is a surprise attraction, and we were happy the Sagas show drew us in. The show itself was well-produced, entertaining, and personal. Just the right amount of fun, education, and audience participation. I can't see why anyone would visit Iceland without including this on their itinerary. Actors were warm and engaging, seemed to enjoy their work, and made themselves available afterwards for conversation.
Written July 7, 2016
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Thank you so much. Yes Harpa Concert Hall is amazing! We are so happy you enjoyed the show and thank you for your kind review! Hope you had a great stay in Iceland!
Written July 27, 2016
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rune t
Drammen2 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
In Iceland there is a show about Sagas so run and see it. Fun. Fun and great performers! Very happy to have seen this amazing show. Actors topp world class. Timing was great and the way the cast changed roles was topp class!!
Amazed to see the lead actor in it. Really good and I have seen him in films. It says on IMDB that he will be in FORTITUDE2 for Sky Atlantic. A 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster with fun persons and a lot of smiles all around me. We ride through Iceland’s literary heritage – in English of course!!
Written June 3, 2016
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Thank you very much for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed it!
Written July 27, 2016
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hllomas
Reykjavik, Iceland1 contribution
May 2016 • Friends
This is a really special way to fill an evening in Reykjavik. At the iconic Harpa concert hall, in an intimate theatre, with a small cast, the audience are fully drawn into the fun. This 75-minute play is highly energetic and silly, but you also (maybe, possibly, might) learn about the history and culture of Iceland at the same time. There's definitely something in there for everyone to take out from it.
Written June 2, 2016
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Thank you so much, we really appreciate it!
Written July 27, 2016
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Debbie W
Letchworth Garden City, UK14 contributions
We really loved this 75 minute show, which is a reduced Shakespeare style show of the Icelandic Sagas. It was very funny, but also provided summaries of some of the sagas, which was a fascinating insight into the history and lore of Iceland. Be warned, those in the front row may be invited to participate.
Written October 14, 2019
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VastDifference
Capital City141 contributions
Growing up in the US with Icelandic cultural influences we never heard much about the sagas. A little here and there but no history lessons. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to learn and be entertained. That held up wonderfully. The show was hilarious and informative. It was a great arena style production that utilized a lot of crowd interaction and participation. It was also some great insight in to current Icelandic culture too. I’d highly recommend this show for anyone. It’s great for tourists and Icelanders alike.
Written July 22, 2019
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