Saga Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +35-45111517
  • Ticket Price: 2100 ISK
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: History Museum, Family And Kids

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Saga Museum

  • 51.09% of people who visit Reykjavik include Saga Museum in their plan

  • 42.07% of people start their Saga Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saga Museum

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

91.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saga Museum

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Saga Museum, Reykjavik Reviews

  • I wish I had gone to the Saga Museum at the start of my Iceland trip, as it would have set up a great foundation for the tours and other exhibitions we saw. In the span of 35-45 minutes, you walk through a "haunted-house-type" setup - the figures are superbly life-like and the placards provide historical information. The audioguide that is included as part of entrance fee plays automatically as you walk through (but slightly off-time at some points). Positive: tons of history; there's a cool film about how the museum was created, and the best part of all was the dress up room with real/heavy weapons and clothing like chain mail Negative: if you have already done many tours/museums in Iceland, the content will be old news here; there is no information/presentation on written/oral sagas here Tips: there is a discount with a Reykjavik City Card and also discount for students; prepare to spend about 1-1.5 hrs here

  • Loved this place! It is small but worth visiting. I like that they have like a voice guide for the whole place and you can take your time to see everything.

  • Cool little walk through museum with an audio guide. Only took about 25 minutes to walk through, but it was a little boring. The displays were super realistic and not too cheesy. My wife enjoyed dressing up in Viking attire after the tour.

  • Pretty expensive but very entertaining and informative little museum. It's got some really interesting stuff on early Icelandic history. Great for history buffs!

  • Perhaps I was expecting more... It is a charming little museum but it needs an update badly. Worth a quick stop, expect to spend only 0.5 hours there.

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