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Address: Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +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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Saga "viking" museum.

Really excited as i was expecting to see viking artefacts. When you enter and pay your entrance fee are given a pair of headphones that are programmed to your language and are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend really wanted to visit this museum so I acquiesced; however, it is the exact same exhibit that I saw 10 years ago when it was in the Perlan. For $16 per adult, you receive an audio guide in your language to guide you through the exhibit. I admit that the figures are very realistic and done very well... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really excited as i was expecting to see viking artefacts. When you enter and pay your entrance fee are given a pair of headphones that are programmed to your language and are shown through a door. Make your way individually around the exhibit when prompted with numbers, to view different mannequins that tell the history of how Iceland came to... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this museum,very informative. The models were really good, very lifelike one of them was "breathing" ,freaked me out a bit! Look for the guy watching the video too. You can get dressed up at the end, couldn't resist putting on some chain mail and a helmet! Good fun.

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Thank Ins50
england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

called in on a wet day knew the story of iceland but the waxworks were excellent espescially th guy whos tummy went up and down or did it

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Thank shep1234
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here between checking out of our hotel and setting off for the airport. There is free parking on site if you have hired a car. We found the admission fee to be a fair price for what we got (when taking in to account that everything in Iceland is expensive!) The museum is behind the welcome desk. You... More 

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Thank Jem1001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tour round the Viking exhibition which was. Rey interesting and informative. It brought to life some of the information we had been giving during a couple of tours we had been on earlier in the week. Lovely little restaurant inside the Saga building too, serving wonderful food.

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Porvoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to learn about Icelandic history and settlement this is a good place to visit. Its an audio tour with headphones on and theres wax dolls about the events/characters. It takes about 30 mins and isnt too expensive. But its mainly about events and people in Iceland, not much about Vikings going raiding.

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Thank Jari1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cold Icelandic day and to get out of the cold we visited this museum. You get an Audio tour (approx £11 per person) and you are allowed to wander around at your own pace. It was not busy when we were there but there was a steady stream of people. I wish we had visited this museum... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively cheap entrance for Iceland attractions with good information on the audio tour. I'm not much of a history buff but my husband enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as we were interested in learning more about the Icelandic history of Vikings. Yes, it was good wax works and an informative tour that takes about 35min. Its worth it if you like history and want to learn more about the vikings. It is relatively expensive for what it is - you can at least dress up... More 

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