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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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“wax figures” (111 reviews)
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 511 1517
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very cool museum with life-sized characters depicting Icelandic history. And the most fun was the dress up at the end with helmets, shields, swords, robes, everything you could need to be a Viking. Highly recommend.

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're very much interested in Icelandic history, this museum skims the surface, but may fulfill your interest. The wax human replicas were very well done and detailed. However, the museum is very small and the audio tour is too slow and doesn't quite sync...More

Thank Chiquita15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited this museum on one of the days that we explored Reykjavik. It was worth $20 USD. The museum is low key, relatively small, and full of information about Vikings. It really was so much fun! It is a walk through...More

Thank MorganLovesLife
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great arrival day activity to learn some of the early history of Iceland. You use a headset to steer you through the activity. It is good for all ages.

Thank MCCMILL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Saga museum is essentially an audio tour detailing various Icelandic sagas, complemented with wax figures acting out often bloody scenes. The entrance fee is not unreasonable for Iceland, and it is a good way to spend 30 minutes. The sagas are so important to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is ok for kids but not worth the money. Basically you go in a darkened room where there are freezes of icelandic people in various poses, you re given headphones to listen to the monologue which is a pre recorded timed script. It lasts...More

Thank Jaxamo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The audio tour explains many fascinating aspects of the brutal, violent and literary history of Iceland. While at least one of the statues seemed a little cheesy, most were incredibly engaging. Some of them even "breathe." While not everyone enjoys history or literature, those who...More

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a wax museum - 16 different scenes with a guided audio tour which was really interesting. I did enjoy it and we had a laugh at the end dressing up in the costumes. Only really takes about an hour to look about but worth...More

Thank Sara D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get an audio guide. The stories are really interesting and informative. Teh dispalys are static models. It takes about 30 mins to hear the whole tour. Shop and cafe /rstaurant in te buidling. You pay to enter the museum

Thank TMS44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for adults as this is an audio guided tour. Kids got bored, but they were distracted by some of the blood and wounds.

Thank SalukiPA-C
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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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