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Saga Museum

Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Brilliant! Not to be missed.

We didn't realise that the long house in the Saga Museum is in situ - it was discovered during... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Perth, Australia

The Viking history is violent, but not unlike the rest of humanity except the conditions in Iceland... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mike N
Denver, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't realise that the long house in the Saga Museum is in situ - it was discovered during excavations for a house and they tunneled it all out. This is a brilliant museum and it's do-able in an hour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Viking history is violent, but not unlike the rest of humanity except the conditions in Iceland and Scandinavia made life really tough, which explains the founders toughness.

1  Thank Mike N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as high-brow as the National Museum of Iceland, this museum illustrates key points of Icelandic history using life-size dioramas (some of the figures were cast from actual people living in Reykjavik). There is a tendency towards drama (some of the scenes are gory), but...More

1  Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read Egil's Saga but this really brought the story more to life and helped me appreciate the challenging life the early Icelandic people faced.

1  Thank Ray E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative and enjoyable, with audio headsets that actually worked very well - in many similar places we've been to they don't. The displays were beautifully crafted, and it took about an hour to see both. Dinner at the adjoining restaurant afterwards was delicious, the...More

1  Thank lovelynn20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The information and the exhibits was very good, but ISK44000 for half hour is extremely over priced for this.

1  Thank AussieSteveR
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum with life-sized figures of Viking men and women. You get a set pf headphones which guide you through the museum, but it takes you at its own pace, not yours, so you can't linger. It means you're in and out within...More

1  Thank Hithere82
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got directions & used maps but ran into others who couldn't find this museum either. It was not marked well & was behind the Aurora show. When we finally found it we didn't have enough time to tour. We were very disappointed.

1  Thank JoyfromTosa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling along the coastline you will find this small but very informative museum. Life like exhibits depict the history of the early people of Iceland. Forty minutes needed. Self-guided with headsets in several languages. Will accept American dollars if you don't have kroners.

1  Thank RetiredLass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum and well worth the 30 minute visit. You get a good feel for the history of Iceland. My husband and I found it very interesting and quite fun

1  Thank RalphandLinda
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22 November 2016|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
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