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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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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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One of the worst "museums" that I have ever visited They get customers through extensive marketing. but when you get there is is a sad waxwork exhibition that you walk round with a headset to give a commentary. The wax figures are past their prime,...More

Thank moraira
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not sure exactly what I was expecting but the museum is very informative and gives a clear explanation of the settlement period up to the execution of the mid 1500s. As someone with very little education around this, I enjoyed the easy pacing...More

Thank alleyt1989
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum provides a short 30 minute tour of Iceland’s history. It’s made up of dioramas with a soundtrack provided by MP3. Some of the mannequins are so realistic it’s unsettling. Our favorite part was at the end of the tour where you can try...More

Thank JulieASanders
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pretty cool little museum. The audio tour was helpful and expanded a bit at each section. Getting to put on a chainmail shirt and helm at the end for pictures was fun.

Thank faithl1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lifelike figures portray the Viking settling of Iceland. It is accompanied by a set of headphones and audio as you go from scene to scene. The people are so lifelike it's unreal. Thoroughly enjoyed this museum! You can even dress up like a Viking and...More

Thank Wanda M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the waxworks are well done, but there’s not much real history here. The figures basically just retell famous sagas about Icelandic history (though they don’t really cite source material and are very hazy about the line between fact and fiction). The stories are not...More

Thank cheesqueen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a real museum, nor is it about the Icelandic sagas in ANY WAY, SHAPE, or FORM. Do NOT waste your money -- avoid this place and go to a real museum. This place is basically just a room with a series of...More

1  Thank Exploring244
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Saga Museum in Reykjavik was an interesting stop on our trip, but I wouldn’t visit again. The museum was guided by an audio tour guide which was very thorough and provided extensive information about the history of Iceland. Along the guided path there were...More

Thank carspahr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of lifelike tableaus portraying Viking history. Unfortunately the included audio tour moves you along at its pace so it is sometimes not possible to read the material. All in all it came off to us as a little tacky. We would not put it...More

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your typical museum. There are several displays each depicting a timeline of events. I found it moved a little slowly, however, the figures are so life-like! I genuinely thought one of them was going to jump at us at any moment and...More

Thank ocpair29
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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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