WELCOME TO SAGA MUSEUM

 A close encounter with the most historical figures and major events in the icelandic history.


EXPERIENCE THE ICELANDIC SAGAS

 

From the time of the earliest settlers, history is brought to life in a unique and exciting way.
The Saga Museum intimately recreates key moments in Icelandic 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 millenium.

Visitors are guided through the museum with an audio-guide available in English, French, German, Swedish or Icelandic. 

 

 

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A JOURNEY INTO A TURBULENT PAST

Throughout the period of settlement, everyday life in Iceland must have been very difficult due to hard circumstances. Eruptions, earthquakes, avalanches and other natural catastrophes is some of the things the Icelanders had to endure. They were also subject to the notorious Black Death that led to he destruction of more than a third of the population. However, none of this deterred those who lived here and they leave behind them a remarkable culture and a literature that equals that of any other county in Europe. 
And where else but in the Saga Museum could you encounter Snorri Sturluson working on his Snorra Edda, or the founding of the Althingi, the oldest parliamentary in the world still extant. And no such museum would be complete without its tally of horrors, and among the more gruesome events which can be experienced there are the execution of Jon Arason (Iceland´s last Catholic bishop), the burning of the stake of Sister Katrin (Iceland´s first heretic) and a taste of the famous and bloody battle at Örlygsstaðir.

 

WE WELCOME YOU TO A UNIQUE JOURNEY INTO THE PAST
 
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SAGA MUSEUM

Grandagardi 2, REYKJAVIK

T: +354 511 1517 / + 354 694 3096

E: info@sagamuseum.is

W: sagamuseum.is

 

OPENING HOURS

Every day from 10 - 18

 

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