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Address: Hlidarvegur, 860, Hvolsvollur, Iceland
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Small-Group Day Trip to Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull from Reykjavik
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Njals Saga in words and pictures

This is an interesting, small museum we came across as we were driving along Iceland Route 1, heading to the Jökulsárlón, the glacier site in south east Iceland where the glacier... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Haddonfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an interesting, small museum we came across as we were driving along Iceland Route 1, heading to the Jökulsárlón, the glacier site in south east Iceland where the glacier is breaking off icebergs which float out to the sea. A sign on the main highway points the way about one block off the highway to the museum. It... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You start by dressing up in Viking outfits and taking pictures if you want (optional), which the kids enjoyed. Next, the dioramas were exciting for the kids as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Someone has taken great care in creating this exhibition. It was extremely interesting, though a lot of reading. The story is well worth it however! You get an overview of the history of the Vikings before Njall's saga begins. It's a brilliant saga, and the translations are excellent. Once you've finished, walk through the medieval banquet hall (usually a cafe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The experience itself was great but it was over pretty quickly - the models and scenes are really well done I just think for the money I expected it to be longer with a bit more info!

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Bonita Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were attempting to absorb culture, history and the sites on our tour of Iceland. This was a recommended stop and we really enjoyed our stop. No headsets etc to guide u so lots of reading but the Saga information told wonderful stories. After touring we dressed in costumes provided and struck our best Viking/Early Icelander poses for photos.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stimulating history. The custodian is very knowledgeable and passionate about Viking history, and is very informative. The sagas as well presented and easy to read, with Viking pictures, Viking items and diagrams explaining the timeline. Even the cafe is set up as a Viking hall. Worth a visit.

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Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

There are interactive activities and costumes for children, performances if planned in advance and best of all for me, they are creating a long tapestry based on the Icelandic Sagas and YOU can place stitches in it! Modeled after the Bayeux Tapestry of the Norman invasions of England, this is a brilliant and creative idea which provides a completely different... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great stop on a rainy day. Interesting history - we've become enchanted with the Sagas and they're well told at this museum. Very nice helper at the desk and inexpensive admission.

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seattle, wa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

What a great way to start a day out - a excellent description of the local saga story with text and visuals. Pay attention and you can link this saga to the local places you will be visiting. Cross the hall and the restaurant is build like a old Norse hall, just beyond is the local tapestry project- it's huge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Much more robust and interesting museum than we had expected. Outlined one of the Icelandic sagas in detail, but wasn't boring. Fun costumes to dress up in. Overall a nice way to dip your toe into the cultural aspects of Iceland. Recommend taking the time to check it out. It was also one of the more affordable things to do... More 

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