Saga MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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 Museums, Family And Kids
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.
- Icelandic, English, French, German and Swedish audio guides are available.
- Check out the cafe Kolog Salt.
- Children 800 ISK
- Students, seniors, disabled 1600 ISK
- Grandagardur Bus Station
- Myrargata Bus station
- By Car or take a Taxi
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23.41% of people who visit Reykjavik include Saga Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
46.2% of people start their Saga Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saga Museum
78.31% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saga Museum
The saga museum was very educational. The format of the museum itself is a bit unorthodox, following a recording that lingers slightly too long at each station. There could be more alternative objects to look at, but the sculptures are very nice. The museum take about a half an hour to go through so it is good for a quick stop. There is also a gift shop and a restaurant and a cool photo costume area.
It wasn't what I had expected from a museum. You get headphones in your language to listen to a recording and then go to different depictions of Icelandic history. I gave it 3 stars because it was educational and the wax figures were well done. However, it was a rather short attraction considering how much you pay. You have to go at the pace set for you by the recording. It is a small space so you have move along. At the end, you can dress up as Vikings and take pics. I enjoyed that part and it was fun. They also have a short film showing how they made the wax figures. I highly recommend the National Museum. When I visited in July , they had a special print collection showing.
Quite small museum with amazing wax dolls. Everyone gets an audio tour in their preferred language and moves through the museum station by station while learning everything about the vikings and icelandic history. The tour takes about 30 minutes.
If your in Iceland and enjoy history, this is a good first day stop. Lots of overall good historical imformation. Things you learn here get reinforced over and over as you explore Iceland.
Great tour, entertaining and informing - but nobody told me about the dolls... Don’t go if you’re terrified of wax figures (like me). Cause it will feel like you walked into a horror movie.