Learn about the classical tales explaining the Northern Lights, and the scientific explanation, then watch a 35-minute surround-sound...
Víkin Maritime Museum
Based appropriately in a former fish-freezing plant, this small museum celebrates the country’s seafaring heritage, focusing on the...
Whales of Iceland
Ever stroll beneath a blue whale? This brand-new museum houses full-sized models of the 23 whales found off Iceland's coast. The largest...
Jetsetters unite at this buzzy hotel, restaurant and bar at the Old Harbour. It's bedecked with vintage record players and chatting...
Throughout summer happy families flock here, take a number and join the crush waiting for a scoop chosen from the huge array of homemade...
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Saga Museum information
The endearingly bloodthirsty Saga Museum is where Icelandic history is brought to life by eerie silicon models and a multi-language soundtrack with thudding axes and hair-raising screams. Don’t be surprised if you see some of the characters wandering around town, as moulds were taken from Reykjavík residents (the owner's daughters are the Irish princess and the little slave gnawing a fish!).
There's also a room for posing in Viking dress, a documentary about the making of the museum (look for Icelandic Idol–winner Kalli Bjarni in the audience) and cafe Kol og Salt.