Saga Museum, Reykjavik
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Address: Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
Ticket Price: 2100 ISK
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Saga Museum, Reykjavik
This is a museum of folkloric history, where key moments in Icelandic history are created in life-sized exhibits. Following the chronological sequence of exhibits gives the visitors a very good idea of Icelandic national identity. Locals especially love the attention to details, as a number of the full sized replicas of important historical figures are based on tales taken out of Viking sagas and chronicles. The other items - clothing, weapons and everyday objects were made in keeping with historical traditions. It’s not a very long tour, but the exhibits are incredibly informative. The museum is located inside a building that used to be a fish house.
Saga Museum Information
- Icelandic, English, French, German and Swedish audio guides are available.
- Check out the cafe Kolog Salt.
Saga Museum Ticket Prices
- Children 800 ISK
- Students, seniors, disabled 1600 ISK
How To reach Saga Museum by Public Transport
- Grandagardur Bus Station
- Myrargata Bus station
- By Car or take a Taxi
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Saga Museum, Reykjavik Reviews
The history told in the saga museum is interesting but it consists of an audio guide which goes for about 35 minutes. For the price I would expect a little bit more. There surely is a lot more interesting stuff in the Saga of Iceland.
Awesome place to visit so you know the history of vikings. Quite scary inside the museum with all the 1:1 wax of human being make it looks so real. However, it is a good place to learn about how viking come to iceland. There is also a photo booth that allows you take pictures wearing viking outfit. I made great viking gamily pic there, it was fun
A delightfully creepy wax museum with a guided audio tour, covering the first six hundred years of Icelandic history, warts and all. Perhaps a bit brief and limited in detail for how much it's promoted around town as a top-tier destination, but still a reasonably fun way to kill an hour. Also, you're not going crazy, the Snorri figure moves slightly at the waist, and is the only one who moves.
All in all, worth it. We had a great time here. And we actually learned a lot about Icelandic history, religious background and political background. It’s not too long so as to be unenjoyable, Nor is it too short as to not be worth it. There is a restaurant attached to the museum that looked fancy, and while we didn’t eat there, it could be a good place for folks to go after they complete the museum tour.
First visit to Iceland and enjoyed learning about the start of the vikings in this wonderful country, audio guide throughout the tour also gets the thumbs up ! Much prefer the privately owned places as sick of looking at artifacts in these more tourist like attractions where you convince yourself you know what your looking at, the dressing up after the tour was most entertaining. Only downside was my 9 year old got extremely freaked by the moving wax work towards the end of tour, made us laugh though. 🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸🇮🇸👍🏼👌🏻👏🏻👍🏼👌🏻👏🏻👍🏼👌🏻👏🏻👍🏼👌🏻👏🏻👍🏼👌🏻👏🏻👍🏼