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A Viking Museum that intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic early history, moments that have determined the fate of our people and which give a compelling view into how Icelanders have lived for more than a millennium. From the time of the...more
The story of the Vikings and their impact on Iceland (& other parts of the world) is a really important one, but this museum can do a much better job. The audio guide gives no time between displays to read information or think about what...More
It wasn't what I had expected from a museum. You get headphones in your language to listen to a recording and then go to different depictions of Icelandic history. I gave it 3 stars because it was educational and the wax figures were well done....More
This place is really tiny and the admission fee felt like a rip off to us. The wax figures are ok but it's hard to relate some of them to the information in front of them. The audio tour was boring, mainly repeating what was...More
The actual tour with audio is okay as it gives some history on Iceland, but it is very brief, it can easily be completed around 30 minutes. The price for 2 x adults was expensive for the tour on offer.
I know a lot of work has gone into create these displays to tell the origins of the Iceland settlers. However, I got bored listening to the audio and not having much room to maneuver in as all the stations are quite close together. My...More
Honestly I'd pass on this. It's expensive for what it is: a 30 minute guided audio tour with wax figures. Several guidebooks really talk this museum up, so our group went and we were all disappointed. The tone of the narration is very dry, considering...More
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I don't remember the exact price after conversion rates? I want to say about $20-25 a person. It was small, but one of the better museums I felt that I went to there. That and the Whale Museum. Most museums there... More
I don't remember the exact price after conversion rates? I want to say about $20-25 a person. It was small, but one of the better museums I felt that I went to there. That and the Whale Museum. Most museums there were smaller than I am used to in the the USA or EU, but they are more expensive. That is the norm. They had a area where people could dress up like Vikings and take pictures with a polar bear, maniquen Viking or each other. They also had a pretty sweet gift shop.