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 Museum, Family And Kids
Saga Museum - Review
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
83.7% of people who visit Reykjavik include Saga Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
41.71% of people start their Saga Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saga Museum
90.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saga Museum
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Saga Museum, Reykjavik Reviews
My wife and I honeymooned to Iceland (2018). We saw the good reviews and wanted to know some of the tales of Iceland. We went here our second day. Basically you get some headphones and walk around the 17 or so exhibits. I didn't like it very much and neither did my wife. We did however enjoy the dress up costumes at the end. This put a sour taste in our mouth for any other museums the rest of the trip and we didn't go to anymore because of this place.
Dress like a Viking (optional!), be fascinated (or freaked out) by the lifelike wax figures and capture all of Iceland’s history through this detailed tour. Each section is numbered, you have audio available through headphones and fully comprehensive information of each pivotal moment in the Nation’s birth and development. Fascinating, and brought to life by wax figures that illustrate the stories really rather well. Pose for pictures, and after taking it all in, why not dress up in the full Viking gear with friends and get a few more photos? (Note, this option is available only at the tour conclusion.) This is probably the reason most will do this tour, and the reason for a steeper price. With a coffee and gift shop to wrap things up, it’s certainly hard to say no if you want a genuine slice of Iceland.
The wax figures are so lifelike that I felt really sad for several of them and their misfortunes, really wished I could help them somehow. Hard to explain, but you'll know what I mean, and that's a plus for this museum. The audio guided tour was perfect, really informative and not overly long. This is another key place to go to understand Iceland. And the fish stew next door combined with the museum made it a perfect day. My thanks to the staff, the cooks and my servers. :)
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.
A very nice museum, especially for children. Is rather short. Is fun since you can also try Viking clothes and take pictures. Is surely worth a visit especially with children.