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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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  • This was a lovely little wax museum walking through you through the biggest moments in early Icelandic history. Starting with the first Viking settlers to the making of laws and government. It’s...  more »
  • A dark and brooding wax museum depicting Viking past. Very well done and really enjoyed our walk through. The good, bad, ugly and very ugly history are presented. Some of the wax figures are very...  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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