This article is one of my “Favorites”, a place I particularly enjoyed and which has a dedicated page on the blog.

Among the Legends of Iceland

From the days of the early settlers, History comes to life in a unique and exciting way once inside the Saga Museum. This place intimately recreates key moments of the Icelandic history and offers all visitors a very convincing picture of how Icelanders have lived for more than a millennium. Visitors, guided through the 17 rooms of the museum with an audio guide (available in Icelandic, English, French, German and Swedish), will discover the legends associated with Icelandic Sagas and historical figures like Snorri Sturlusson, Ingolfur Arnarson and Leifur Eiriksson. You can even dress yourselves like a Viking with genuine hand-made clothes and weapons, unless you prefer to do some shopping at the museum store or have a drink at the museum cafe!

  • An extremely interesting visit, each story, each anecdote, each legend bring us closer to the characters and the Icelandic story as if we were there,
  • Sets and wax figures look amazingly real, Tussaud can go back where she came from!
  • Photos and videos are allowed without problems,
  • Small explanatory movie showing the creation of the museum items not to be missed,
  • Open every day, as well as the museum shop and café.
  • It was over too soon, even if we took our time in each of the rooms. We want more!
  • The museum isn’t very big (30-45min), but the quality is preferred over quantity,
  • Slightly off the center, close to the harbor in the north of the city, but reachable from the city center in 10 minutes walk,
  • Little interactivity in the museum, but the quality of the audio guide makes up for that,
  • Entrance fee not necessarily cheap (€ 13.-).
💻     📞 +354 511 1517 / + 354 694 3096     ⌚ Mo-Su : 10AM-6PM     Cost: € 12.-