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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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Interesting Viking Stories

I went here by myself and found it to be a really interesting museum. They have an audio tour which guides you through each step and offers more information than what is on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Wexford Ireland
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102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only wet afternoon we had in Iceland and spent it at the Saga Museum and were we delighted. Very informative museum just the correct length of tour to appreciate the history. Afterwards its fun to dress up and take photos as vikings. Something for all the family. Definitely recommend

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Italy
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went here by myself and found it to be a really interesting museum. They have an audio tour which guides you through each step and offers more information than what is on plaques which was all really interesting. It's a dark museum and the exhibits are wax figures that are almost creepily life like! The stories are all really... More 

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Indiana
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very informative about the history of Iceland, though there were no relics or artifacts - its a wax museum. very expensive for a 30-minute tour. My kids were bored quickly. best part were the costumes you could dress up in and they have a small, but lovely gift shop.

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Miami, Florida
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Gate1 tour included a visit to the Saga Museum. To put it mildly, I was not impressed with this museum. If we would have had to pay the crazy admission price to go in, we would have said fuhgeddaboutit and enjoyed the opera house instead.

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1 Thank Retired_Miami
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a small museum which offers self guided tour via a iPod. Very informative on viking/Icelandic history. Displaces are well made. It's a SMALL museum and a bit dark. Has a great little gift shop and coffee shop. You can dress up too.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a good way to see the history of the vikings, also a nice dress up and photo section for the kids. small coffee bar and souvenir shop

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Fremont, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saga Museum tells a the story of the viking settlers in Iceland using impressive displays with wax figures and an audio tour. My favorite part was at the end of the museum and being able to dress up in viking attire to take pictures.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is family and revenge drama at it's best! We enjoyed reading the stories b/c we knew nothing about the Sagas - and we loved dressing up in the costumes for our Facebook post!

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Thank Texasbelledds
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a couple in April 2017. Audio guided tour giving some detail about the viking settlements into Iceland. This room around 40 mins and the general idea of the exhibit is good, but it was certainly not worth the 4200isk entrance fee. Drop the price by about half and it would be value for money.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting audio guide good history lesson around different scenes, funny dressing up at end! Good photo opportunities!

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