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Saga Museum, Reykjavik

(3.5/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • We didn't plan to visit but i'm glad I did. The museum was small but delicate. You can dress up a a Viking and take some funny pictures. Very cool.  more »
  • Really interesting, and a fun chintzy mix of creepy and informative. Overpriced, for what it is, though that's somewhat par for the course in Iceland.  more »
  • It is an audio tour with wax figures. The audio tour in itself is about 40 minutes and afterwards there is a documentary about the founder of the museum. The best part is you get the opportunity to dr...  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