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Review of Icelandic Wonders

Icelandic Wonders
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Icelandic Wonders museum, takes you in a journey to the hidden world of the Icelandic Elfs, Hidden by most, they can be seen if they feel like it. We have a beautifull world of the Elfs inside our Museum, visitors get an audio guide, telling them some stories and facts about the Elfs, As well having an theatre showing a movie about the Northern Lights.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We have travelled all round Iceland and seen some fantastic sights and visited some wonderful musuems. Unfortunately this is not one of them.
Firstly, the audio guides simply don't work. There were four of us and not one of them worked properly. The exhibits are poorly labelled making the tour difficult to follow and the whole place is tired. When we complained about the audio guides, the lady on the reception simply shrugged and couldn't really care less. We felt we wasted our money and even the gift shop is old and dusty. I would give this a miss unless you have a particular fascination for trolls and elves. Our children very disappointed.

1  Thank DGMBristol
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Icelandic wonders is a nice and creative introduction to the world of trolls, giants and elves, and thus to the heart of Icelandic mythology. Cool props, interesting stories and a very welcoming staff. Have a look.

Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We were excited to see this big location for the possibility of shopping. But upon entering were sadly disappointed by the basic things we found.

Don't go out of your way to go there, only stop by if you go to the restaurant.

Thank Cahurricane
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

Why oh why did I part with my money £15 approx for 2 adults?
As we walked in it smelt musty and looked dusty and the shop full of stock you would have to wash after buying.
But - foolish me- I thought an attraction that uses an iPod to tell the story must be ok...
The iPod tells you a bit of info about trolls, elves and northern lights. We were in and out in 20 mins and this was dragging our heels.
Plastic mannequins- dodgy decor - no use of modern techniques (laser, cinematography etc) this might have been acceptable in the 70s ( last mannequin of beautiful elf looks like a dodgy 70s porn star) but not at this price today. Some of the decor looked like bin bags/ plastic chairs/ cheap...cheap...cheap.
If you are thinking about something for a rainy day - just get wet rather than come here.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile
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