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Review of Viking World

Viking World
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US$133,70*
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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Keflavik
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Viking World is the home of the Viking Ship Íslendingur (the Icelander). Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882. Viking World is also a home of the Viking millennium exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution called Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. This exhibition sheds light onto the Norse settlement and explorations of unknown lands. These two fine projects, both celebrate Iceland's central role in the discovery of North America a 1000 years ago by the Norse Vikings. They have now found a permanent home in Viking World, a spectacular modern building situated right by the Faxafloi bay in the town of Reykjanes, and can be easily spotted from the main road between the international airport and Reykjavík.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for about an hour before our flight. Would have liked to spend a little more time here and try the food and walk around more outside. The viking ship is really cool, the building is beautiful and they have spaces for kids (my daughter colored while we looked at some of the exhibit details) - and if you have time (and its not too blustery) go outside to the water or visit the little outdoor area with turf buildings and animals (goats, bunnies, sheep, chickens etc).

Thank Stacy H
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"full size"
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"small museum"
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"audio tour"
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"norse mythology"
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"long boat"
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"suspended from the ceiling"
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"soup"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"petting zoo"
in 8 reviews
"second floor"
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"visited this museum"
in 5 reviews
"breakfast buffet"
in 7 reviews
"icelandic history"
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"worth a stop"
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"great breakfast"
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"excellent museum"
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"worth the price"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here and enjoyed the museum on a day that it rained particularly hard. You could eat a buffet and tour the museum for $20 per person and that’s a deal in Iceland.

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter, husband and I visited this place on a windy day and it was cozy and exciting from the first moment. The Viking ship is impressive and all the displayed things are really informative and interesting. It was fun to try on the viking clothes and weapons. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, one of the girls suggested to try the Icelandic beef soup and it was so delicious. We spent three hours here, took several photos and one of them is hanging on the wall in our lounge as a very nice memory.

Thank Hajnicska
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in Vikings or in sailing, this is a great visit to fill a long layover at the airport, or as a stop on the way to or from the Blue Lagoon, which is only about 10 miles away. It takes about an hour to see, longer if you want to watch the films, and it has a nice little gift shop. Fun and interactive for kids, informative for adults, and it has early opening times for people arriving in Keflavik early in the morning!

Thank ChristineMJJS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would be a perfect museum for a field trip. Very educational and informative, however it’s very small. The museum is English friendly so reading on the history was a positive. There is a petting zoo across the lot and that was fun. Also the view from the point is breathtaking. It costs 1500 krona, equates to 15.00, to enter.
Nice way to spend 2-3 hours.

Thank mplegal
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