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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Reviewed yesterday

Waxwork displays with an audio guide telling you some of the history of Viking Iceland. Nothing too exciting but a nice way to waste an hour in the warm if you need it.

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed yesterday

Don't bother, not as informative as we had hoped. Audio guide basically says ape a toy the same thing as on the signage. But everyone still stops to read.. felt like one long human traffic jam.

Thank traveladikt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place for all the family. Includes guided tour. You’ll know about Iceland’s history after you leave and you’ll get a chance to wear chainmail which is real heavy!

Thank JH72
Reviewed 2 days ago

The content of the audio guide was an interesting if superficial history of the Icelandic settlement era, backed up by a little bit of extra detail on the boards that accompanied each scene. Annoyingly, the audio guide couldn't be paused between scenes, so you had...More

Thank widdersbel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Saga Museum is a wonderful place to discover the history of the settlement of Iceland and of the Icelandic People

Thank rspence8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small waxwork museum with audio tour discussing Icelands Viking history covering initial discovery, key individuals, laws and religion. Still life waxworks were detailed and looked good, exhibit took approx 35mins to go round but we did find we got lost/bored with the audio trying to...More

1  Thank EricaGJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting perspective on the history of 'vikings' in Iceland. Included audio guide does a good job of explaining each of the displays, of which there are about a dozen or more. Some are a bit gruesome, but then life was tough then. Everyone seemed...More

Thank JPembroke5
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've got time to spend, the Saga Museum is an entertaining little museum with life sized models enacting different scenes from Iceland's history. The audio guide gives the background of each scene. Only takes 30-40 minutes to complete the exhibits. You can also dress...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Compared to the Jorvik centre in York (UK) this museum does not compare . However if you want knowledge of the people that have lived and visited Iceland centuries ago then this is the place to visit . Very well run you get an audio...More

Thank Maree M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was quite interesting, just not a wow. The work that had been done for the exhibits was something to appreciate, the figures were extremely life like. The staff was very friendly at the desk and explained everything very well. Took us about 35 minutes...More

Thank betster28
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Grace R
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22 November 2016|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
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