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Experience centuries of Viking history at Saga Museum. The museum uses information from past Viking narratives to make sure its 17 exhibits recreate the timeline of Viking history in the most authentic way possible. Start with the Papar exhibit to learn about the first inhabitants of Iceland. Make your way to the Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði exhibit to learn about Iceland's conversion to Christianity. End with the Jón Arason exhibit, which teaches all you need to know about the Reformation. You'll receive an audio guide upon entering, which will explain the pieces throughout the museum. To visit Saga Museum on your trip to Reykjavik, use our Reykjavik day trip planner.
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Saga Museum reviews
Very well done museum. The modeling of people, clothing, etc. is very life like. I would strongly suggest doing the audio tour (headphones) and viewing the movie about how the museum exhibits were...
Very well done museum. The modeling of people, clothing, etc. is very life like. I would strongly suggest doing the audio tour (headphones) and viewing the movie about how the museum exhibits were... more »
We had a very pleasant visit (about 1 hour). The museum had a good auduoguide and very well made and realistic wax figures. We learned a lot of interesting information about Iceland's early history...
We had a very pleasant visit (about 1 hour). The museum had a good auduoguide and very well made and realistic wax figures. We learned a lot of interesting information about Iceland's early history... more »
If you're looking for a museum full of historical artifacts, then don't bother coming here. This museum really is for people interested in the history of Iceland. Now that this is out of the way, i..... more
If you're looking for a museum full of historical artifacts, then don't bother coming here. This museum really is for people interested in the history of Iceland. Now that this is out of the way, i..... more »
Excellent place, the figures and displays were beautifully crafted. The Audio guided tour was very informative. You could purchase a beer and drink it while taking the tour which was a bonus and best of all at the end you could dress like a viking!
Great way to learn the history of Iceland. You get an audio guided tour of approx 35mins and walk around various exhibitions which explains the history of the earliest settlers. Very informative but a bit short for the price. They do have student discounts so carry your student card. They have a very cool photo area where you can wear different Viking props and take photos. There is a cafe on site as well. The young lady who was at the reception/payment area was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Great Audio tour. Very realistic set up, clear and highlights the somewhat gruesome parts of Icelandic History, but with good facts and highlights accomplishments as well. Worth it. Decent gift shop
Great way to spend a wet and windy day! Great and informative audio and wax figurines so life like. Have a snack area and gift shop Lockers for coats and bags or jus let a coat rack too. Staff was very engaging and personable! Had a great afternoon with friends!
Really enjoyed this museum. Helpful friendly staff, lovely clean loo (as we found everywhere in Iceland), learned a lot about Icelandic history. There are some interactive bits where you can dress up in some Viking gear and take photos, with a stuffed polar bear! The exhibits were very well explained and the silicon models extremely life-like and beautifully made, with appropriately gory subjects, right down to the veined hands of the models. Congratulations to their model maker. There is also a lovely souvenir shop with an excellent range of good quality items, expensive though, like everything in Iceland. Well worth a visit and good for adults and children, with head sets giving a guided tour in English.
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