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Saga Museum

Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“wax figures” (113 reviews)
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 511 1517
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

this museum will be fascinating if you love history and super boring if you don't. pretty simple. audio tour, wax museum kind of thing. it has parking, restrooms, gift shop and attached restaraunt. you can try on armor, which was cool

1  Thank Erich K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went here when visiting the whale centre as well because they are in roughly the same place. We had lots of fun and really enjoyed it. if you have ever been to the Jorvik centre this is quite similar but still...More

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great storytelling history of Iceland and the early settlers, with very lifelike mannequins and an excellent audio guide.

Thank HornbyScotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum smelled like somebody peed on the first exhibit and then stepped in it and tracked it through the rest of the place. Everything was so dimly lit that I stumbled my way through and could barely see the exhibits. Narration was monotonous. The...More

2  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped into the museum and it was very enjoyable to walk through the history of the early settlers to Iceland. They provide a audio guide and you walk through each area and listen to the story and history. It takes a little less than...More

Thank Red-Barchetta2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an enjoyable waxworks-style museum illustrating Iceland's history through it's medieval literature. I have read many of the sagas but forgotten a lot.

Thank joel672018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bringing those sagas to life, tells the stories of the people that made Iceland, carefully illustrated by a succession of vignettes, some more scary than others...at the end, why not select some clothing and dress like a Viking?

Thank HubbleBubbleTrouble
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum takes about 35-45 minutes to visit. You will need an audio guide which will take you through the exhibit. It has a lot of history condensed and at times was a little hard to follow. Dress up area for the family to get...More

Thank charmainev348
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I put on my headphones to go through the Saga Museum’s self-guided presentation. I was pleasantly surprised. What could have been a mundane presentation was full of beautiful wax figures and carefully chosen anecdotes that brought the history...More

Thank brown_jacquelyn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of the museum tour was the end! We dressed up like Vikings and laughed our butts off. We had such a great time and so much fun. It was interesting learning about the Viking culture and just viewing the museum. The tour...More

Thank Shaya040
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Hello, I don't remember the exact price after conversion rates? I want to say about $20-25 a person. It was small, but one of the better museums I felt that I went to there. That and the Whale Museum. Most museums there... More
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