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Address: Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 511 1517
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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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good source of information on icelandic history

i have always wondered about icelandic history. This exhibition really gives a good full history of the early start to this place. The saga stories are interesting and when you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sandweiler, Luxembourg
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thought it was about the sagas of Iceland but it is a historical display about Iceland becoming a nation, it ends unfortunately with the middle ages :-(

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Thank Marc S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cool to learn history of country but they stopped the history a few hundred years ago and would have been nice if continued. Consists of an audio guided tour through different models of the people discussed

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i have always wondered about icelandic history. This exhibition really gives a good full history of the early start to this place. The saga stories are interesting and when you follow them, you could tell the way the settlers set up this country. A good start to see this and when we travelled around, we could visualize the awe and... More 

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Thank ptcookgal
Inverness, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting exhibition. Very like the Jorvick Centre in York but without the little carriages. Well worth a visit. Especially on a cold/rainy day.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small but well done. Interesting displays to illustrate the saga stories. Have an area where you can dress up like a viking if you want!

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Thank Kirk B
Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good and quick way to learn about Iceland's history. It's a walk-through exhibit where you will see life sized sculptures, which will help aid understanding on what really went on during the Viking era and beyond. They also offer costumes at the end which you can put on and pose for pictures with. A good way to escape the... More 

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Thank mariecassandra
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

when i visited the saga museum i went with my 5 year old daughter, we had just walked in we she screamed and immediately ran out crying. I did not have a chance to take a good look unfortunately.

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Thank Florence 1
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 13-year old and I enjoyed this museum. I generally enjoy both wax museums and audio guides (I like to go at my own pace and repeat things I don't catch the first time). So, the 1+ hour we spent here was just right, and I did appreciate having the highlights of Icelandic history brought to life. The dress up... More 

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Coleraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially our daughter didnt want to do this but we all went anyway and really enjoyed it.. History of the Vikings and Iceland, battles, how they lived etc etc. You could also dress up after in Viking costumes...good fun.

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Thank Denise D
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite similar to the Madame Tussauds museum concept (however this one is quite smaller, and represents the history of Iceland). We received an audio guide, and enjoyed learning about Iceland. The tour is finished quite fast though, and the museum is pretty dark. After the visit ,you can dress up with clothes & swords from the old days and take... More 

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