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Saga Museum Tours

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Saga Museum
Reykjavik’s Saga Museum brings to life the history of Iceland as it was told in the medieval sagas. Unnerving sounds and eerily lifelike silicone figures depict famous scenes from the sagas, such as Leif Erikson’s voyage to Vinland. Spend a few hours at the museum for a compelling view of Iceland’s social history.

The Basics
Explore the Saga Museum using a multilingual audio guide, which recounts legends from the Icelandic sagas and tales of historical figures such as Snorri Sturluson and Ingolfur Arnarson. You’ll also learn about the natural disasters that made life difficult for Icelanders during the period of settlement, as well as the Black Death that led to the loss of more than a third of the population. At the end of the tour, take the opportunity to dress up as a Viking and try out Viking weapons and armor.

To save time at the entrance, buy your admission ticket online in advance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Saga Museum is a must-do for travelers interested in Icelandic history.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Seniors, students, children, and people with disabilities get discounted admission.
  • Check the museum’s social media feeds for information on upcoming special events.
  • There’s an on-site gift shop.

How to Get There

Located in Reykjavik’s Old Harbour area (Grandi), the Saga Museum is around a 30-minute walk from the center of town. Alternatively, bus 14 stops right outside the building.

When to Get There
The museum is open every day from 10am to 6pm, and often hosts musical performances and other festive events around International Viking Day (May 8).

True-to-Life Displays
The lifelike replicas of historical Icelandic figures displayed in the museum were based on descriptions found in the Icelandic sagas. For added authenticity, artists used traditional methods to construct the clothing, weapons, and everyday objects. The wool and linen articles, for example, were hand-dyed.
Address: Grandagarður 2, Reykjavík 101, Iceland
Admission: Varies
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Not boring at all
, Jul 2020
You cannot go to Iceland and not inquire about the vikings and the history of the land - and this is the most exciting way to do it, like a Madame Toussauds but educational - and definitivly not boring (infact a few children were scared at first). History to walk through and stunning anecdotes illustrated with life sized wax figures

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The Saga Museum in Reykjavik is a place where key moments in Icelandic history are brought to life. On this independent visit, explore the exhibits with your audio-guide to hand, and delve into over a thousand years of Icelandic civilization. Perhaps dress like famous Viking Leif Eiriksson, hear of historic poets such as Snorri Sturlusson, and gain insight into what makes this small but mighty island nation so special.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Should I book Saga Museum tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Saga Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 0 Saga Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Saga Museum 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Saga Museum costs USD 20.00. Guided Saga Museum tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 0 Saga Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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