|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
The history told in the saga museum is interesting but it consists of an audio guide which goes for about 35 minutes. For the price I would expect a little bit more. There surely is a lot more interesting stuff in the Saga of Iceland.
Loved this visit. Brilliant life-like displays. Sounds and Smells of times gone by. Dress up. Shop. Restaurant.
Quiet small, walk round of wax work Vikings with audio narration. Like everything in Iceland it is not cheap. A great dressing up area for kids.
A delightfully creepy wax museum with a guided audio tour, covering the first six hundred years of Icelandic history, warts and all. Perhaps a bit brief and limited in detail for how much it's promoted around town as a top-tier destination, but still a reasonably fun way to kill an hour. Also, you're not going crazy, the Snorri figure moves slightly at the waist, and is the only one who moves.
All in all, worth it. We had a great time here. And we actually learned a lot about Icelandic history, religious background and political background. It’s not too long so as to be unenjoyable, Nor is it too short as to not be worth it. There is a restaurant attached to the museum that looked fancy, and while we didn’t eat there, it could be a good place for folks to go after they complete the museum tour.
A pretty limited museum, and WAY overpriced. If it didn't have the audio guide, you would walk around this in 5 to 10 minutes! The models are impressively life-like though. Unfortunately, our most disappointing Iceland experience.
As a historian I enjoyed this because it felt like a crash course on Icelandic history. I wish it were larger! The audio guide was very helpful.
I wish I had gone to the Saga Museum at the start of my Iceland trip, as it would have set up a great foundation for the tours and other exhibitions we saw. In the span of 35-45 minutes, you walk through a "haunted-house-type" setup - the figures are superbly life-like and the placards provide historical information. The audioguide that is included as part of entrance fee plays automatically as you walk through (but slightly off-time at some points). Positive: tons of history; there's a cool film about how the museum was created, and the best part of all was the dress up room with real/heavy weapons and clothing like chain mail Negative: if you have already done many tours/museums in Iceland, the content will be old news here; there is no information/presentation on written/oral sagas here Tips: there is a discount with a Reykjavik City Card and also discount for students; prepare to spend about 1-1.5 hrs here
Loved this place! It is small but worth visiting. I like that they have like a voice guide for the whole place and you can take your time to see everything.
Cool little walk through museum with an audio guide. Only took about 25 minutes to walk through, but it was a little boring. The displays were super realistic and not too cheesy. My wife enjoyed dressing up in Viking attire after the tour.
The wax figures are so lifelike that I felt really sad for several of them and their misfortunes, really wished I could help them somehow. Hard to explain, but you'll know what I mean, and that's a plus for this museum. The audio guided tour was perfect, really informative and not overly long. This is another key place to go to understand Iceland. And the fish stew next door combined with the museum made it a perfect day. My thanks to the staff, the cooks and my servers. :)
A very nice museum, especially for children. Is rather short. Is fun since you can also try Viking clothes and take pictures. Is surely worth a visit especially with children.
What should i say - you hope to see something special, maybe some relics of the vikings at least something from the time...so its not a Museum its not something special, it's not even lovingly made. The puppets are well done but if you have been in other Museums in iceland you already know The Story they tell you there and the others are more detailed and made with passion. Sorry.
Idea of the museum is great but implementation is not that strong. Our kids (7 and 10) got bored with the audio tour which they did not at the Borganes Settlement Center or on the east coast at the Wilderness Center. The dress up area at the end is great.