Saga Museum, Reykjavik

3.7
#6 of 132 in Museums in Iceland
Experience centuries of Viking history at Saga Museum. The museum uses information from past Viking narratives to make sure its 17 exhibits recreate the timeline of Viking history in the most authentic way possible. Start with the Papar exhibit to learn about the first inhabitants of Iceland. Make your way to the Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði exhibit to learn about Iceland's conversion to Christianity. End with the Jón Arason exhibit, which teaches all you need to know about the Reformation. You'll receive an audio guide upon entering, which will explain the pieces throughout the museum. To visit Saga Museum on your trip to Reykjavik, use our Reykjavik day trip planner.
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  • Decent little waxwork museum, the statues are very well done. I thought the audio tour was a little dragged out over 40 minutes, but can be quite interesting if you're into Viking history. Dressing up...  more »
  • I and my Viv were a tour of the Saga Museum, to learn about the Vikings in Iceland, and their story forward, and was a bold way and hear about it on, via headphones.. You could get a little distracted by the other people who go all the time and people who talk next door, but it's probably also because I'm not one the best for English so should listen a lot more with, but fine it was and exciting
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  • Absolutely must see, extremely informative and accurate to what I've read of the Icelandic Sagas. The exhibits are very detailed and intriguing. Also it has lore-friendly fake cats.
  • It's a good museum if you're interested in the Icelandic sagas. It is a hall with wax figures and you have to go through with an audio guide. The most fun thing about it was the room before the museum where you could dress up as a Viking, complete with helmet, sword, shield and spear
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