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Address: Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 511 1517
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early...

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.

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GOOD MUSEUM!!

If you buy the Reykjavik City card, you get a 10% discount to the Saga Museum. You also can get wi-fi here, I think because of the restaurant next door Matur Og Drykkur, made... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you buy the Reykjavik City card, you get a 10% discount to the Saga Museum. You also can get wi-fi here, I think because of the restaurant next door Matur Og Drykkur, made famous by one of the great chefs of Great Britain, Rick Stein. The museum is quite interesting. You'll see hand made displays of some of iceland's... More 

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Thank Tigerman777
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a lot of fun. The wax figures were well done, the museum interesting, and you get to try on Viking garb at the end. Everyone should go.

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Thank Natasha G
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small museum with guided audio tour which takes about 40 mins. Tells some interesting stories about early settelers to Iceland. Worth a visit.

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Thank IaoEvans
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I love museums and wax figures so this was a great place to stop! This is a small museum full of viking history. The mannequins were very lifelike, even one looks like he's breathing! The museum takes about 30 minutes if you listen to the entire tape. It does get cramped quickly as it is a small... More 

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Thank Elizabeth F
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unless you have small children with you avoid it. It consists of mannequins acting out a pivotal scene from Icelandic history. Spend the time at the Reykjavik Art Museum or National Gallery of Iceland instead.

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Thank DerekCollinsTrio
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

i took the audio tour which explains Iceland's history and people. The exhbits were realistic and interesting. It's open every day from 10-6pm. It's worth a visit.

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Port Jefferson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A guided tour accompanies the visitor through perhaps 14 scenes with limited narration and gives some impression of the early period of Iceland with some hint of the violence. The content is somewhat educational, but unimpressive.

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Thank Mark K
Manassas, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a lot we saw in Iceland, it was interesting but expensive. Lots of new history to learn and presented in an easy to follow format. It could use a few seats along the way.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with our two young children who thoroughly enjoyed the realistic depictions of the Sagas, and Icelandic history. Our son found it helpful for his home school history project. We also enjoyed lunch in the atmospheric restaurant

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Thank acstarr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our fault for misreading the sign - when it said it was the closest you could get to a real viking we were expecting some real artefacts, just to clarify no there's no artefacts lol. What there is is a great audio stories for the sagas/stories of the Vikings; and some lifelike characters to paint the stories

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