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Saga Museum

Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 511 1517
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Great fun and fun way to a real insight to Icelandic culture and history

In an expensive city, this is a good value for money place to visit if you want to learn about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maureeent
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Very Interesting

we found the trip around the Saga museum with headset guide to be very informative. They gave... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DebrisDoo
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Kingsteignton
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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 good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“wax figures” (94 reviews)
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Grandagardur 2, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In an expensive city, this is a good value for money place to visit if you want to learn about Icelandic culture and history. It brings to life the oral history tradition embodied in the, sometimes bloody, Icelandic sagas in an really engaging way. I...More

Thank Maureeent
Reviewed 3 days ago

we found the trip around the Saga museum with headset guide to be very informative. They gave just enough information at each exhibit to keep you interested. It really gave me in insight into the history of this amazing country

Thank DebrisDoo
Reviewed 4 days ago

My friend and I visited after seing that this was a place where you wouldn't have to spend much time, which was great since we had quite a schedule during our stay in Reykjavik. Arrived there as soon as they opened and the managers were...More

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love visiting museums when I am on holiday and learning about the history of countries, so I was excited to visit the saga museum. It was approximately £15 entry per person, with that you received an audio guide and the cashier told us it...More

Thank thebonbondundee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although expensive for what it is, was very enjoyable learning of the histories of Iceland. Would recommend if you have to fill in an hour

Thank tris p
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I disagree on the rating... he LOVED the feature of this attraction where you could don chainmail and other Viking garb to take photos. I will spare you the photos, but he really had fun with this. The museum is OK... there...More

Thank alvalady
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dress like a viking then travel back in time to soak up the icelandic history. Sights, smells and sounds from days long ago. We loved it!

Thank Brianmac54
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the money you would get 10 times this in Berlin or London. It's 35 minutes of well scripted history that should be linked with about 2 or 3 other attractions to achieve value. These sagas are the historical sagas not the fantasy Sagas

Thank ChapmanCanberra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a detailed account of Icelandic history with interesting wax figures of the various tableaus. It fits well with the cuisine in the restaurant.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guidebook said to be prepared for realistic life-size acrylic figures that were often gory and they were right on target. Many of the scenes involved swords or axes, blood and otherwise gruesome themes. The audio guide was very good. The stories and reinactments did...More

Thank JP-in-MD
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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
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