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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23.24% 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
Great, quick, high value exposure to the early history of Iceland. We only had one full day in the city, so this was a perfect stop since we had limited time, but we wanted to learn more about Iceland. Probably the most fun was at the end of the audio tour where they have a fun selection of viking wear, armour , and weapons you can quickly get into and take some fun photos.
Informative museum and a great way to spend an hour. Do the audio tour - it gives more detail than the placards do. Gift shop has unique items not found in other stores, particularly jewelry and some nifty posters. Worth the visit.
Iceland is so much older than you'd think! I enjoyed the history and the slightly creepy fustiness of this small wax museum. It's worth an hour of your time.
Lovely little museum telling the stories of the Sagas. Headphones are provided which guides you through the exhibits. My partner very much enjoyed the Icelandic beer he drank as he walked through the 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.