The Saga Museum in Reykjavik

Get ready to delve deep into the fascinating ancient history of Iceland!

The Saga Museum depicts some of Iceland’s most historic moments and stories using life-like replicas of both people and objects. They strive to be as accurate as possible with their recreations – the replicas of people were based on descriptions found in ancient Viking tales, and the clothing, weapons, and other everyday objects were built using traditional methods that have existed in Iceland for years. It all makes for an extremely authentic experience with a handmade touch – for example, all the wool and linen pieces were dyed by hand, and all the wooden implements and weapons were specially carved and treated to look accurate to the time period.

What Icelandic sagas are on show at the museum?

You’ll see such legendary Icelandic figures as Snorri Sturlusson, Ingolfur Arnarson, and Leifur Eiriksson. There’s also displays of some pivotal moments in Icelandic history, like the Battle at Orlygsstadir, and the Black Death.

Visitors are welcome to use a Saga Museum audio guide during their time there – you can choose from Icelandic, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

  • Open every day: 10am-5pm
  • Adult Ticket: 2.500kr
  • Child Ticket (6-12): 1.000kr
  • Student Ticket: 2.000kr
  • Senior Ticket: 2.oookr
  • Disabilities Ticket: 2.000kr

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