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“Icelandic saga”

The Settlement Center
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Borgarnes
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Icelandic saga”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

A pricey but swift history of the country. Both the audio led exhibitions take around half an hour each. One describes the history and the other tells the sagas or folklore. Small restaurant and shop on site for refreshments or souvenirs etc.

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Nyack, New York
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Excellent restaurant and exhibts”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

There isn't a lot happening in Borgarnes, but if you happen to find yourself there for a night this is a great place to go enjoy some of the Sagas of Iceland and have a nice meal.

Visited March 2013
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Langley City, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Informative and Well Done”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

This museum is very small but they have done a great job with the small space. You get a headset and then you walk through the different rooms of the museum and stop to listen in each part. There are some interactive parts where you have to push buttons to light up towns on a map and where you stand in a moving wooden boat. It was a fun visit and we did learn a lot. It's expensive though and doesn't last very long. We only did the settlement exhibit, not the saga exhibit. There's also a nice gift shop to browse after.

Visited January 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“perfect introduction to the country”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

The museum is so well laid out in what seems like a tiny old barn, and yet the hour passes really easily. It is an excellent way to learn about the history and especially the sagas

wefound the sagas a little tough to get into reading initially but the tour through Egils saga at the centre made it so accessible that we were able to really get into them and read lots more during the holiday

Visited January 2013
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Rome, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Cafe'”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Friendly staff. Had a coffee while waiting to go in another location. The shop is really nice and not expensive. Good pit stop on the northern side of Iceland.

Visited January 2013
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