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Saga Museum, Reykjavik

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Experience centuries of Viking history at Saga Museum. The museum uses information from past Viking narratives to make sure its 17 exhibits recreate the timeline of Viking history in the most authentic way possible. Start with the Papar exhibit to learn about the first inhabitants of Iceland. Make your way to the Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði exhibit to learn about Iceland's conversion to Christianity. End with the Jón Arason exhibit, which teaches all you need to know about the Reformation. You'll receive an audio guide upon entering, which will explain the pieces throughout the museum. Arrange your visit to Saga Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Reykjavik using our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder.
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  • A good way to hear about the Icelandic history but it was very short. An amazing job the artist of the figures has made 
  • Condensed version of the "good" bits of Icelandic history - bit like a basic version of the London Dungeon - worth it to dress up as a Viking at the end. 
  • This is located right next to the Northern Lights Aurora Exhibition and is really well done. You receive a headset which explains each of the exhibits in detail and we learned a lot from our visit. Th...  more »
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  • Well worth it. One of my favorite exhibits in town. The audio guided tour took you around for 45 minutes. It was very informative and most information I did not know (big Viking fan). The wax sculptures like most people posted where creepy and lifelike. Five stars all day-Boston
  • Interesting visual history of Iceland, the costumes to dress up in were heaps of fun, with lots of sizes! (Yay from the big woman!!) The gift shop was pretty reasonably priced, with a huge variety. And the staff were lovely, very helpful and informative.
  • A" must do" if visiting Reykjavic. It gives you an easy to understand history of Iceland and it's people in an interesting 40 min tour. The resturaunt inside is very good, informal but high standard food. Worth a visit.
  • Ok museum, the biggie gest for me was to borrow some viking weapons , swords, spears and clothes from viking age. And shooting some fun fotos
  • Excellent presentation of Iceland's history. The visit includes a 30 minute audio that guides you through the different scenes. It's fun, smooth and you get out smarter