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Saga Museum, Reykjavik
(3.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The headset tour was good, not for young children but interesting for adults. The best bit was dressing up at the end... i was told i wasn't allowed to take my sword on the plane back or i happily wou...  more »
  • With headphones, one can travel through the history of Iceland with extremely lifelike people in displays throughout the tape. After, you can dress up in costumes for photo ops if you choose to do so. 
  • Small museum, but very informative, and enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. Headphones are supplied with audio that helps interpret all the displays. Nice 'dress up' bit at the end, if you're into s...  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