The unique Saga Museum located in Reykjavik’s iconic Perlan is packed with treasures and stunning, life-like exhibits that bring the history a few steps closer to visitors. The Perlan, something of an attraction itself, hosts the Saga museum in a renovated water tank. There are 17 exhibits, containing displays offering snapshots of the Icelandic sagas.
Each exhibit is painstakingly crafted, featuring figures so lifelike, it’s easy to be startled. The models in the displays have been cast from real people, and the objects, clothing and weapons featured have all been constructed in traditional methods using period materials. Saga Museum Visitors are given a cd player for an audio tour through the displays. The Saga Museum at the Perlan is open most days, with hours that vary by season. Group discounts are available – and for larger groups, special arrangements can be made to view the exhibits during a private opening.