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“Not exactly a museum, but still enjoyable”
Review of Saga Museum

Saga Museum
Ranked #29 of 179 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.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Not exactly a museum, but still enjoyable”
Reviewed April 15, 2010

The Saga Museum has a lot to offer if you take it for what it is. First, what it is NOT is a museum. It does not house collections of artifacts, art, or antiquities. If you go with the expectation of seeing vast displays of Icelandic artifacts, you will be (justifiably) disappointed. This is their fault-- "museum" is a poor choice of names. The Saga Museum is a visual story, told with very elaborate and realistic wax figures and an audio tour to guide you past them. You could walk around it in 5 minutes as a previous reviewer mentioned, but you wouldn't hear the stories behind the figures. The whole experience takes maybe 35 minutes, and costs (as of this writing) about $11USD for adults and $6 for children. If you're unfamiliar with the Sagas, this is fun introduction to Iceland's history.

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Odense, Denmark
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“Pearl inside the Pearl”
Reviewed September 29, 2009

The history of Iceland is told inside this museum very elegantly and is interesting no matter your age. It you're lucky, you will meet the creator of the museum.

Great with small children though they can be a little scared at first.

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“Good if you like this sort of stuff”
Reviewed July 19, 2009

The entire museum takes about 45 minutes to walk through with the audio guide. It was good to see some of the history we heard about on the tours played out in front of you. The figurines are very realistic (including one that breathes). Glad we stopped here while at the Pearl.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“dont bother”
Reviewed February 20, 2009

this is a complete waste of time!

its over priced, small on can be walked round in 5 minutes!

if you want to see a similar museum with better displays go to the Jorvik museum in York!! its essentially the same story!

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