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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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  • Icelandic history and folklore is shrouded in the mists of time for many foreign visitors, but this museum helps shed light on the country's heroes of the past and folk legends. In a series of... 
    Icelandic history and folklore is shrouded in the mists of time for many foreign visitors, but this museum helps shed light on the country's heroes of the past and folk legends. In a series of...  more »
  • Nice small wax museum about islandic history with the highlight to dress like a Viking at the end. Plan for a 30-60 mn visit. 
    Nice small wax museum about islandic history with the highlight to dress like a Viking at the end. Plan for a 30-60 mn visit.  more »
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  • Figurines were greatly detailed and well-made. Both the audio tour and the plaques were very informative and interesting. Gift shop had some good quality stuff too.
  • An audio tour through a wax museum. Loads of history rammed into a 30ish min tour. But it's made by the invitation to dress up and photo opportunity with props. It also has a lovely gift store that has some different items to the standard gift shop fare you quickly get used to seeing, including items designed by the museum's creator, which are lovely.

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