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Saga Museum

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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...more
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Reviewed yesterday

I didn’t know much about Iceland history before coming here. I really appreciated the way they broke it all down. The wax figures are realistic so it had a very surreal effect. I recommend! The gift shop is great too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ah7292015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very realistic dioramas and fascinating audio story. Great trip through Viking history. Movie at the end about how the museum was put together was really interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PetePat30
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you pay very close attention, some of the wax statues in this museum move slightly to seem as if they are breathing. Yeah, it freaked us out at first, but we soon realized that it was a thing. They look as if they are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ReadExploreRepeat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to learn about the sagas of Iceland, this is the easiest way to learn about them. Very user friendly, they will give you a headset that will automatically play once you enter and as you move along the exhibit. The wax figures...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chaching1197
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice museum located on the waterfront. On the day we visited the weather was very cold and wet. This gave us a welcome relief from that. The museum takes about 30 minutes to get around with an audio commentary.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GRJ_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits with the audio tour are remarkably complete and historically accurate. They give a good overview of the history of Iceland in all its hardships and violence. It was made less good by having a very loud soundtrack of people being murdered playing in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank baysail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

IF you are interested in vikings and lore, this small museum is for you. It is expensive yet informative. The staff is polite and the opportunity to wear chain mail seals the deal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 245dallasi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was so boring that we left in less than 10 minutes, i guess this really has to intrest you. they gave us a headphones to listen and the voice was so dull. don't bother unless you are actually really really interested.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank selinsonmez01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some kids might love this, especially the play and photo area (with REAL chain mail), but we got a little bored. You get a free audio guide which recounts some interesting info about Iceland and its lore. It was worth visiting; it just wasn't our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevinazo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dress up at UK National Trust properties any opportunity we get. The dress up costumes here are a whole new level. From faux fur (I hope) to axes, chainmail and tunics, you can really embrace the Viking within. The exhibition was cool too -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 February 2017|
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Response from Tigerman777 |
Hi Grace R, I just came back from Iceland and used the city card. I bought it from the Maritime museum (of which you get entrance included without extra cost) right down the road from the Saga museum. You get a 10... More
Claire F
22 November 2016|
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Response from SteveS849 | Reviewed this property |
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