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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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Enjoyable, Short Museum Visit

The guided audio tour takes you on a 30 minute journey of Iceland's early history. The dioramas are extremely well done - very life like! We enjoyed it thoroughly but wished there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guided audio tour takes you on a 30 minute journey of Iceland's early history. The dioramas are extremely well done - very life like! We enjoyed it thoroughly but wished there would have been more!

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Cambridge, Ontario
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a little pricey, and it is a lot of standing and listening to the stories at each display, but we learned a lot about early Icelandic history. There were occasional seats scattered in the display for you to sit and listen. The headsets worked well. When you came out, both kids and adults could try on various... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Saga Museum was one of our favorite places in Reykjavik. You get a headset guided tour in your language and it brings you through a lot of the Icelandic history of lore. It takes about a half an hour but is very interesting. My favorite part is the dress up opportunity. Put on your best chain mail and take... More 

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ulster county, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only can you wander through the exhibits learning about the Icelandic sagas, but you can also dress up and act out some of the scenes in the room outside the exhibits. The audio tour is well done as are the sculptures. If you are interested in the Icelandic sagas or larping or otherwise dressing up in costumes, spend an... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had an hour to kill and didn't want to walk any farther after the Maritime Museum, so ducked into here. It's essentially a wax museum of Icelandic Viking history, but very well done with neat stories. They gave us headsets in English, but apparently two different versions because I was way ahead of my wife and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wax figures were too creepy and distracting. I would not advise going here...read a book on Iceland instead of going here.

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Hollister, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our first sleep-deprived day in Reykjavik way husband and I, along with our two teenaged sons, killed a reasonably fun 30 minutes at the Saga Museum. The silicon mannequins are enjoyably creepy and the audio guided tour offers probably more than you want to know of Icelandic history ( but gave me enough basics to impress our tour guide... More 

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Romsey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had to fill an hour on the way to the airport and gave this a go. It is a reasonably informative audio tour/wax works but the highlight for us (eight 22-53 year olds) was the 'dress up as vikings' bit at the end, real chain mail, swords etc. A great phot to end a great holiday!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Somewhat kitsch museum experience that claims to recreate the sights, sounds and smells of ancient Iceland. The reality is a small dark shed with a vague fishy smell, some bizarrely-posed waxworks and a few stuffed birds. All over in half an hour. It's the kind of weird local museum you pay €2 to visit for a laugh. But this being... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A good way to hear about the Icelandic history but it was very short. An amazing job the artist of the figures has made

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