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Review of Saga Museum

Saga Museum
Ranked #29 of 183 things to do in Reykjavik
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 28, 2011

I think it was about 4000ISK for 2 adults and our 11yr old, which would be about $34 for the three of us, and I was sad our welcome card did not include this museum.

However, if you took the time to listen to your headset and go along the stations one by one, it was very informative. We learned a lot about the vikings. The figures are so realistic and we all enjoyed it. We were in it for over an hour, taking advantage of trying on costumes and helmets and wielding swords and chain mail for pictures. The gift section at the end was nice but some things were very pricey. The best bargain was the table of viking beads where they charge by the bead and provide different cords to string them on. I made 3 necklaces for souvenirs for under $20 Can.

Thank KMCR123
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Am loving Iceland but I didn't feel the love for the museum. Yes the wax works were surprisingly realistic and the stories were interesting, but it actually got quite boring. If you are interested it's not exactly difficult to find information on Icelandic sagas and history. Basically you just stare at a still scene and have audio commentary. It's fine, but for the amazingly steep price I would give it a miss. Much better off checking out the Icelandic National Museum -which has a lot more and is considerably cheaper- and heading out to Perlan where the saga is for the fantastic views.

Thank wadsyquokka
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Those Icelanders really know how to make a good museum with a lot of production value. The settlement museum is another great one, just outside of the center of town. The location is beautiful for the panoramic view of the city. The museum attempts to tell, in brief, different stories from the Saga times with highly detailed silicone (as opposed to wax) figures frozen in time but looking very much alive. Iceland's history is wonderful, they have a lot to be proud of as a people. Except the whole pretending to convert to Christianity thing.

Thank ootanaboot
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

The 1800 ($15.75) krona admission was the steepest of any attraction we went to in Iceland, and I was expecting to find it a total rip-off. Surprisingly, it wasn't. The admission includes a detailed audio tour which is available in several languages (we chose English). The silicone models are really very well done, and they do a nice job of communicating the sagas and the history of Iceland in general. I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed the place very much.

The other attractions at Perlan are free. Be sure to go up to the viewing platform. While there, have a snack in the cafeteria, which is one of the more affordable such places in Iceland.

Thank dmbia
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

This is interesting, but expensive for what you get. The wax figures were well done and realistic, and the narration on the audio tour was good. But I saw the National Museum after this which was far more extensive and informative than this. If you like sensationalist type exhibits, go here. If you want to learn more detail about the history of the country, skip it and go to the National Museum.

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