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Saga Museum, Reykjavik

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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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  • My sister and I had a great time here, it started with us trying on the viking helmets, I looked just the part with the sword too! The models used here are really good, and, according to our walking.....  more »
  • Surprisingly concise curation of Icelandic history, in mannequin format. We had great fun, the audio tour was easy and laid back. You get to dress up at the end so great for pictures. Right next to....  more »
  • 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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