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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 511 1517
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a very nice time here. Wax figures illustrating scenes of early icelandic history extremely well done. Got startled by one that was animated. Audio tour was excellent and just enough for museum lover while digestible for casual tourist. There is a wonderful gift shop,...More

Thank Howard S
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum perfectly knows how to make you travel through time, back to the Vikings age. It offers various scenes with very realistic models, fantastic outfits, and the audio-guide is available in lots of languages. The shop outside of the museum is worthy too!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum gives you insite on the history of the Icelandic people. You get headphones in various languages, so it is also interesting for audiences that don't speak English or Icelandic. What I didn't really like was the price of almost €18.00. That is why...More

Thank Kenneth F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went with our son who is 13 and he really liked it especially getting dressed up at the end. We can recommend a visit!

Thank vienna2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The purpose of the museum is to walk you through key episodes of Iceland's early history. They do this by handing out audio guides which you must use. The museum is not very large and there are groups of people looking at a total of...More

Thank Mohammedyu
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saga Museum is somewhat off the beaten track - a long walk from center or an easy taxi ride. Fifteen exhibits are exquisite with authentic details and phenomenally realistic settings of people and context.

Thank BoHahn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had seen this in my first day in Iceland rather than at the end. It would have put context into some of the history we saw around the Island. My guide book didn't even mention this place but instead said the Settlement...More

Thank travellingbuzz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very brief intro to history of Iceland and the people and their ancestors. The audio guide works well with the displays and the displays make it interesting.

Thank PJalan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum shows a vivid image of various notable aspects of the early days of Iceland, after it was settled.

Thank Etty945
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My expectations were greatly exceeded - an excellent audio guide (about 35 minutes) and 16 small sets telling the history of Iceland. You could read this in s book or look it up online but you can see it here in s fun, informative way...More

Thank msuzdak
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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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