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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. To visit Saga Museum on your trip to Reykjavik, use our Reykjavik day trip planner.
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  • Overall it wasn’t terrible as an experience, some interesting stories from the early history of Iceland which were worth hearing. The cost felt too much for what it was though - with the audio tour... 
    Overall it wasn’t terrible as an experience, some interesting stories from the early history of Iceland which were worth hearing. The cost felt too much for what it was though - with the audio tour...  more »
  • I really loved this museum. The Viking history of Iceland is portrayed using wax figures that were very life like and let you feel that you were actually there. Each life size diorama has a... 
    I really loved this museum. The Viking history of Iceland is portrayed using wax figures that were very life like and let you feel that you were actually there. Each life size diorama has a...  more »
  • Nicely done and executed short history stint about the history of Iceland. Took about an hour to go through so it shouldn't be bad even when you're not that into history lessons. 
    Nicely done and executed short history stint about the history of Iceland. Took about an hour to go through so it shouldn't be bad even when you're not that into history lessons.  more »
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  • Figurines were greatly detailed and well-made. Both the audio tour and the plaques were very informative and interesting. Gift shop had some good quality stuff too.
  • This is a cool little museum that takes you through pieces of Icelandic history on a roughly 30 minute tour with an audio guide. Features a lot of very well done figures throughout and has a cool gift shop. It is a bit expensive for what it is, and I wouldn't recommend taking particularly young kids to it, but it's worth a visit.
  • Great little museum that takes 30-45 minutes to see. Includes an audio commentary that describes the scenes. Very life like wax figures. Worth the relatively low price of admission.
  • Well worth the visit it takes about 30-40 minutes to walk through and you get to take pictures at the end! Very informative and worth the visit, they also have food and a bar so you can relax after
  • Very nice exhibition, well made. The audio guide was very interesting and informative. We highly recommend! The entry price was very reasonable.

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