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“Loved this little place- fun details to think about as you travel the area”
Review of Saga Center

Saga Center
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$353.95*
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Small-Group Day Trip to Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull from Reykjavik
Ranked #9 of 18 things to do in Hvolsvollur
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stumbled upon this center after staying the night in the Hotel Hvolsvollur. It didn't take a huge amount of time to look at the exhibits and read the overviews of the Saga. Wow did that come in handy as we drove through the area and stopped at various sites -- this is where such and such occurred --that was so much fun since we didn't have any prior knowledge of the iceland sagas. Worth the stop. Small fee -can't recall how much but pretty nominal.

We were driving around the whole Island so any little nuggets as went that were easily consumable were fun.

1  Thank Porcupine99
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Heard a wonderful concert here ,a folk story and very good facilities on a wet day in Hvölsvöllur. Plenty of information in many languages about the "Saga´s"

Thank gillianholt
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Very friendly and knowledgable staff who will explain things in detail if needed. Not all of it is outstanding as an exhibition as part of the display is not translated into English but worth visiting for the other parts nevertheless. You might also get the chance to contribute to the saga tapestry that is being made on site- part of a predicted ten-year project

Thank PhilofEnglandLondon
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We found this place ok using the information boards on edge of town. We got a good welcome at the door and the museum layout was explained well. The information is well laid out and displayed inventively. The characters came alive and made the rest of the drive through the South of Iceland more interesting.

It was interesting to watch the women sewing the Njalls Saga into a huge tapestry inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry. I didn't realise there were Vikings depicted in the Bayeux.

The cooperative musuem at the back is interesting just to look at the development of tills, typewriters etc and our kids enjoyed the museum.

The huge display of þingvelleir was really interesting as it allowed our kids to see how the meetings would have looked.

Cost us £10 ish for a family of four and I think it was good value. Better than stopping at a garage for a break and loo!

Thank TheFabFour18
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

You can read icelandic tales, but there's not much to see besides that. The place is also rather hard to find, becuase there are not enough signs to guide you the way.

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