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Saga Museum, Reykjavik

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 850+ 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 had a really hard time finding this museum. Once we did, we went on the self walking tour. There were pretaped information which we listened to on headsets as we walked from station to station. It ...  read more »
  • My boyfriend and I visited this museum on Sunday and really enjoyed it. We were given headsets and walked through the exhibit. It provides interesting information on the history of Iceland and has ver...  read more »
  • This is a small museum which is well worth the trip. The 'saga' of Iceland is succinctly told (so visitors aren't overwhelmed by too much information) in an entertaining and exciting way. We loved it!...  read more »
  • Super fun, kind-of creepy wax museum where you can learn more about the Sagas, and who is that Egill Skallagrimson you keep hearing about anyway? And be sure to check out the restaurant that shares the building, Matur og Drykkur, which is absolutely phenomenal.
  • Great overview of Icelandic history before Norse rule. It gave me a good basis of knowledge to know what certain folks were talking about in later tours and it even helped put parts of the National museum into context. Should be cheaper though...
  • Less a museum but more an info tour on old icelandic history and culture illustrated by puppets and sculptures. Audio guide in different languages included. Interesting but not what i expected for a 'museum'.
  • Good summary of Icelandic history via audio tour. Wax works creep me out and I still had a good time.
  • Interesting history of Iceland. You listen to an audio guide while walking around 17 displays. Takes approximately 30 minutes
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