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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“full size” (20 reviews)
“small museum” (21 reviews)
“audio tour” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vikingabraut 1, Keflavik 260, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history packed into a small space. We chose the breakfast included in the museum visit, thought it was good value for money (for Iceland!). Also, there is a small farm and playground, we had no idea this was here! Would recommend the Viking...More

Thank lynnielou80
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you had a good time. It is always fun to explore when you are abroad, and especially finding cool things like our small farm. We hope you guys are having a fun time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back to the airport as it was also pouring with rain. We and our teenagers enjoyed looking round and ;earning more about the history. It is only a small museum but is packed with interesting things. The story about...More

Thank Rachael000
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rachael We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit! The weather in Iceland can often be tricky, so we try to be a good destination for those days where the weather is not conducive to outdoor activities! Happy trails...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is small but they have a Viking ship you can actually enter which gives a good feeling about the size and How things might have been 1000 years ago. They also have a movie as Well as a lot of posters explaining how...More

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Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Henrik Thank you very much for visiting us and sharing your thoughts here on TripAdvisor. We hope you have a great day! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 11 July 2017

very small but a good film which you cannot buy about the history of iceland and the vikings.....the ship is a great replica and its hands on. you don’t need more than 30 minutes.

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Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your visit! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 10 July 2017

A replica Viking ship is the main exhibit. It was sailed to America in 2000, following the journey of past Vikings. Archaeological findings, a film and 'Fate of the Gods' make up the rest. If your accommodation doesn't include breakfast, you can get a combined...More

Thank JanYoga
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your time and we thank you for choosing to come to Viking World. Have a great day! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 4 July 2017

If you want to see what a viking ship looked like, and really appreciate the scale and the craftsmanship, this is the place to go. There are a lot of interesting artifacts too.

Thank zcourson
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your nice review. We are so happy you found Viking World to be a interesting place! Good luck with all your travels! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 2 July 2017

This Museum was well worth a visit. The replica viking ship was able to be viewed inside and out. It was interesting to see how tall the mast would have been. Expect to stay there for over an hour. You were also able to wear...More

Thank Cherie M
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cherie We are very grateful that you stopped by, and we are so glad to hear you enjoyed it. We are a one of a kind place in a one of a kind country! We hope you had a great time in Iceland! All...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The audio tour of Norse mythology was great. Viking shop replica was impressive. Interesting artifacts and a coherent story of Viking history.

Thank Momwthreekids
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tera We appreciate the feedback and your kind words! We hope you had a great time in Iceland! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is along the Highway between to airport and Reykjavik. It takes probably a hour to go through at most. It includes the ship that match the Voyage of Leaf Erickson to to new world in 2000. The museum is small and I missed the...More

Thank Jim G
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jim Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We hope you can catch breakfast next time! All the best Everyone at Viking World

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We went as a family and thought we'd probably spend an hour but we were there longer as the movie we watched was extremely engrossing. I really thought it was well done and though we rushed through the upstairs part of the museum if I...More

Thank hjcbirdbath
Viking W, Public Relations Manager at Viking World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the nice review. We are happy to hear that your family had a good time. We try to have something for everyone, those who just want to skim and try on our Viking outfits, and those, like yourself, who like...More

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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
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M R
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
8 April 2017|
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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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