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Viking World

Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik 260, Iceland
+354 422 2000
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik 260, Iceland
+354 422 2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit, even more if you are a fan of viking culture! I really enjoyed seeing the real viking ship and being 'on board'! Having oportunity to wield a sword and shield was awesome as well. The biggest surprise for me was...More

1  Thank Dominik K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we had time to spare before we checked in at the hotel we came here straight from the airport and it was well worth the trip. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history Buff this is a must see exhibit for you. Iceland dollars or American for entrance fee. In Keflavik. Right on the ocean. A vast amount of Viking and Eric the Red memorabilia

1  Thank Draughttap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids enjoyed stop off here on way back to airport. Great to see and go in the long boat. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flew in from MN, USA on overnight flight, arrived 0630 and had to kill time before check in to our guesthouse. This is on the way to Reykjavik, it was a perfect stop to have a decent breakfast, walk around after being on a plane...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast after a long flight from Dulles. Breakfast was good, staff was fro Nelly and I bought a super cool Icelandic sweater there - handmade and cheaper than in other places - love my sweater!

Thank Luisa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool short stop, with a great soup (according to the other half). We walked from Kef Guesthouse the chill out day before our flight back to North America. It was a cool way to spend our last day in Europe and it was a really...More

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We enjoyed the history in Viking World and the links to Newfoundland, Canada but there was not a lot to see.

Thank shrie
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you have 1600 ISK burning a hole in your pocket on your way to the airport, then by all means, stop by and witness the space filling secrets of the vikings. Seriously, there's a reproduction of a viking long ship that you can walk...More

1  Thank 3StupidCats
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The museums star attraction is a Viking Ship (Not an original - but a ship built to the same spec and which has put to sea) with some small side displays. As with most things Nordic the museum is well thought out and efficiently run....More

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Danielle M
1 October 2017|
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Response from AnnMN | Reviewed this property |
Viking World has a shuttle service from/to the airport. You can reserve a time an pay for it ahead of time from their website. Very convenient!
Shannon L
21 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
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