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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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% discount to go to the Saga museum and the Aurora Reykjavik museum and a 20% discount to visit the Volcano House, all of which I highly recommend visiting. The card does not give a discount for the Whales of Iceland museum though, of which I highly recommend also.
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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
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 were smaller than I am used to in the the USA or EU, but they are more expensive. That is the norm. They had a area where people could dress up like Vikings and take pictures with a polar bear, maniquen Viking or each other. They also had a pretty sweet gift shop.