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Address: Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 511 1517
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A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early...

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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Worth the walk.

If one is on a walking tour of the city, this exhibit is worth the visit, Must use headphones to ensure total understanding regarding settlement of Iceland. Also be sure to view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If one is on a walking tour of the city, this exhibit is worth the visit, Must use headphones to ensure total understanding regarding settlement of Iceland. Also be sure to view movie at end. Pretty amazing how the models were made.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good, well organised small museum/attraction showing the history of Iceland using charts and mannequins. It was laid out to make an informed, well signed route. There is a gift shop and Viking clothes and armour that visitors can use to take pictures in. There is a restaurant that is highly recommended but obviously very expensive. I would... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is advertised widely in tourist centres and on town maps. It was a fair walk from the Harpa building, made more complicated when we were there by snowfall and detours due to construction works nearby. The adverts describe it as being "as close as you'll ever get to meeting Vikings in the flesh" so we were expecting great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The quality of the exhibits is very good, most of the '' peaople '' look real. Headphones supplied to provide excellent details of life at the statrt of Icelandic history. You can also dress up at the end , but watch out for the chainmail

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is hyped up, both on this website and various adverts in Reykjavik. And we saw beautifully designed and presented sets of people and events who were key the the history of Iceland. We had a headset to describe the events in more detail (several languages) which added to the experience. The problem is there are only 17 sets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great tableau based museum covering the social history of Iceland with lifelike waxworks depicting pivotal moments in history. A well paced audio guide takes you round and there are helmets, swords and chainmail to play with at the end of the tour for that authentic viking experience. Good fun.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was basically a wax museum. We should have spent the entrance fee for a nice cup of tea and pastry.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You are giving a small player that will provide the narration as you go through 17 displays. Then you can put on a viking costume for photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This harbor area museum is small perhaps, but the walk through history is well demonstrated in the wax figures and in the information provided. You will get a sense of the rich history without being overwhelmed with information (however, you may leave with a greater curiosity to learn more!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a walk to the get to the location of the Saga museum, but worth it. The tableau and headset narration are very well done. Some of the waxworks are extremely lifelike. It gives you a good grounding of Viking history, which is useful when going on other tours of Iceland as there's so much mention of Viking history... More 

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