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Address: Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 511 1517
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Loved learning more about the Vikings at this place

A fun little adventure into the world of the Vikings. Interesting wax figures that were very realistic made it more engaging when listening to the recorded tour that was at your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Terri H
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Tampa, Florida
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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking we though it would be corny. It was the best museum in Iceland, although I did like the national museum a lot too. It has audio tour and the wax sculptures are good. Dressing up at the end was fun. I had low expectations and it was far above them.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a lot of fun! It comes with a headset and has some interesting history as you walk through this very small museum. You could breeze through it in seven minutes or spend close to one hour listening to the story that they tell of the history of Iceland. One of our favorites during this trip!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun little adventure into the world of the Vikings. Interesting wax figures that were very realistic made it more engaging when listening to the recorded tour that was at your own pace. We particularly enjoyed getting to dress up like Vikings in the end and take photos. That was particularly enjoyable.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Step by step introduction to settlement of Iceland along with information about the famous Sagas! Good tableaux throughout, very detailed features. Don't miss the video showing outside which details how the models were made. Follow this with a visit to the Reykjavic Settlement 871 +/-2 exhibition for a good overall view of ancient Reykjavic, only a short walk away. Service... More 

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is a simplified wax figures story of the history of Iceland. The tour is unguided and consists of listening on audio headphones at each station describing a particular event in Icelandic history. It tries to make the history interesting by focusing on specific people. In terms of "museum", there are no historical artifacts, just wax figures. The whole... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting, highly visual museum with very good audio guide accompaniment. Seemed expensive for the size, but the displays were very clever. Equally good for children or adults in our opinion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Viking history of Iceland located on the old harbour, good explanations and well paced Audio guide of the timeline of Vikings included in the price. Quite expensive but found this to be one of the better activities in Reykjavik. You must do the dressing up after doing the museum as this was good fun. Also has a cafe and gift... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I felt totally ripped off. We got here by recommendation of tourist information and didn't expect we would be seeing some poorly made wax figures and stories about them. At the 6th figure I stopped listening to the audioguide and read the descriptions of each story. They said practically the same and would have preferred to read those on the... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting 30min audio tour past some (wax?) puppets in a small hall. It was interesting to learn about icelands history and the staff was really friendly, but for it's price it was a huge let down.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small museum, but nonetheless detailed. It gave us an insight into Iceland's history which we had not known. Highlights: Friendly staff Place to hang your coats rather than wearing them into the museum (great when visiting in Winter and wearing an awful lot of layers!) Audio commentary giving additional information to that on the stands in... More 

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