Saga Museum, Reykjavik
Saga Museum, Reykjavik - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Grandagarður 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
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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This would be a great place for people with kids. The audio guided tour is only about 30 minutes. Getting dressed up for pictures in the costumes is fun. I do not recommend this museum for people who have read any sagas or are familiar with them. The museums exhibits only covers the surface story of a few of the most famous sagas. The exhibits don't contain artifacts from the saga period, nor do they give you any information about historical accuracy or controversy of accounts, nor useful geographical information that might be useful for your travels across Iceland. This will surely be a big disappointment for any enthusiasts. The gift shop does not have a good offering of saga literature available for purchase. The only highlight for me was I did find a book on rune staves that I am pretty sure you won't find anywhere else.
Eh. It was fine. As non-saga experts it was very interesting to the adults. My 9 year old was lost during half the audio tour. It was also a bit strange to go through the museum on a "rail." The audio guide shuffles you along at a steady pace. The costumes were neat I guess?
Very educational. If you visit iceland, it's a must to go here. You learn a lot of history and then you get to dress up at the end.
Interesting museum with wax works style figures and scenes to illustrate viking and icelandic history. You get an audio tour and it's both entertaining and educational. Parking outside so good in a town location. Worth spending a couple of hours here.
If it's very unique interesting informative museum. I recommend you pay a visit when you're in Reykjavik.