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Viking World

Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik 260, Iceland
+354 422 2000
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Admission Ticket to Viking World Museum with Optional Transfer from Keflavik
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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik
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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.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (15 reviews)
“small museum” (18 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik 260, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before our flight home we decided to make Viking World our last experience in Iceland and we're glad we did! We did partake in the buffet which included meats, bread, cheese, tea, coffee, and juice - all of it was delicious! It was exactly what...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We know that there is a lot to see in Iceland and not always enough time to see everything, so we are very grateful you chose to come for a visit at Viking World. We are happy to hear that enjoyed the food and the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Viking Museum where all the Viking History is described alongside with a Viking ship. You will have to buy entrance tickets ( around 900 knr) and then take ur visit. You can also take pictures with real Viking clothes, mask and weapons

Thank Luvyy
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit!! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was pretty informational but it was smaller than excepted! We did have fun though and would go back only to show othersMore

Thank jodywelsch89
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jody Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a good time and the fact that you want to return and show others, says everything! So thrilled that you want to come back, you and your friends/family...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're into Vikings, and like to read, then you'll be happy you came upon this little gem of a museum. If, however, you prefer large museums with lots to see, you'll leave disappointed. There is a lot to learn here, and some nice things...More

Thank minivanride
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We try to have something for everyone, play room for the kids, the full sized boat for the adventurous and areas for history buffs, but we thank you for your visit and your review. We obviously would liked to have seen a higher rating but...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

You can have breakfast, learn about the old viking ways, see the newly built viking ship & learn about a recent "viking" journey. A major unexpected bonus was being able to walk through the story of the folklore between Odin, Thor, Freya, Loki, etc. Great...More

Thank kiwiluv
Reviewed 13 May 2017

While staying in Kevlavik, this was on our list of places to visit and it was a very interesting visit for my friend and I. Arriving for breakfast, we were greeted with a full buffet in a boat and the food was amazing. The exhibits...More

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Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit. We try our hardest to make Viking World a great experience and we are so happy you agree! We hope you had a good time in Keflavik and we hope you will be back soon! All the best Everyone at...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

A local in Keflavik suggested we go to the Viking museum. Glad we did. There is so much history presented, we really needed to stay longer but had to catch a flight. Inside is a replica of a Viking ship that sailed from Norway to...More

1  Thank ckm53snow
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to hear that our neighbors love the museums as much as we do! Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to write this review. We hope you had a great time in Iceland! All the best Everyone at Viking...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Reasonable priced museum with breakfast buffet. Good for children too. Good car parking facility and nice area around it.

Thank javaidmansoor
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your visit. We are happy to hear that you had a good experience at Viking World. Enjoy your stay in Iceland! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were super surprised that we enjoyed Viking World so much. Obviously the ship was impressive. You really feel like a viking, standing on the ship, it is easy to imagine them sailing on the high seas on these ships. The food was excellent too,...More

Thank George_G11G
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you George! We appreciate you taking the time to come for a visit! We hope you have a great rest of your stay in Iceland.

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had a very nice breakfast at the museum and loved walking around and reading about Icelandic History. Our kids loved it and insisted that we come back at a later date. The viking ship is very impressive and the building absoloutely beautiful. Full marks

Thank bjtraveller955
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are happy to hear that you and your family had a good experience!

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Shannon L
How long should we plan to spend at the museum?
22 May 2017|
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Response from SYTrustMe | Reviewed this property |
My initial reaction was 1 - 2 hours, but as Dawn has mentioned if you want to walk around outside to see the settlement remains you'd want another half hour. I was blowing a gale when I was there so I skipped the outside... More
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M R
Can I purchase tickets at the door or do I need to book in advance?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Viking W | Property representative |
Hi, You can buy tickets online and get 10% off here: vikingaheimar.is opening-hours-and-admission In the case of early arrival, we can offer you a breakfast. A price for the breakfast buffet is 1800 isk per person and... More
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Jan85family
Have 6 year old boys- would this be interesting for them?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Viking W | Property representative |
Kids usually love to go on the Viking ship and also there is the audio guided tour through the exhibition The Fate of the Gods. It is an excellent introduction to pantheon of the Old Norse Mythology. Who were Freya and Idun... More
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