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Saga Museum

The Saga Museum recreates key moments in Icelandic history, moments that have determined the fate of our people. It gives a compelling insight into the Icelandic way of life for more than a millennium.

In this vibrant, multi-dimensional museum both Icelandic and foreign visitors get an opportunity to learn about Icelandic history in a way that is both educational and enjoyable.

Lifelike replicas of historical Icelandic figures were created on the basis of descriptions in the Icelandic sagas and chronicles. To achieve authenticity, clothing, weapons and everyday objects were constructed, using traditional methods passed down through the ages. The weapons were specially crafted and the wool and linen articles were hand-dyed.