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Saga Museum
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$20.00*
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Saga Museum - Entrance ticket
Ranked #61 of 190 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 figurines. Visitors are guided through the museum with an audio-guide.
Reviewed October 10, 2012

An easy experience with audio included. Could be too scary for young children.

Gives a thumbnail sketch of Iceland history from about 800 (I hope I remember correctly).

Small gift shop area. Upstairs by the cafeteria is a viewing deck with nice vistas.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the Saga and its 17 scenes/historical eras. Very informative and we listened to all the audio on the headset provided. However it only took about 45 minutes to go through. The wax figures are very life like. The gift shop and coffee shop at The Pearl make this a pleasant visit. I would think this to be an educational visit for children 12 and up.

Thank ArizonaTraveler2
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

You listen to a recording that explains the history of each exhibit. My kids lasted 3 exhibits, my wife 5 and I the history buff lasted about 12. If you can last through the whole exhibit I will buy you a drink. Pass the history quiz I will buy you dinner on the Rotunda. Good Luck

Thank JAJAConnecticut
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This attraction is only 30 mins long and full of facts about the settlement in Iceland. The waxworks help bring the information to life and were very realistic. Also in the same building is an observation deck which gives you a panoramic view of the city. It also has a very nice cafe which is fairly priced.

In the exhibition there is a short film on the making of the waxworks. Watch out who you're sitting with!!!

Thank contraflow
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

As the title says the story this tells is genuinely interesting but the 17,waxwork scenes did nothIng in my view to bring this to life. Not cheap, though you can take in the observation deck on the fourth floor for free which has to give you the best panoramic views of Reykjavic there is. The museum itself gets quite a lot of puff in the guidebooks - not sure why having seen it in real life - and not cheap either.

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