Viking World Tours
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Journey back to the Viking age at Iceland’s Viking World museum, where the star exhibit is the impressive Icelander (“Islendingur”) Viking ship. A painstakingly recreated replica of a ninth-century vessel, the Icelander made headlines when it sailed the Atlantic in 2000 to commemorate Leif Erikson’s journey to the New World.
Visitors who come to admire the Viking ship can discover more about Iceland’s fascinating Viking history through a series of exhibits covering the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic, the settlement of Iceland, and Norse mythology and myths. Sightseeing tours of the Reykanes Peninsula usually make a stop at the museum, between visits to the “bridge between continents” at nearby Sandvik and the fishing village of Grindavik.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Viking World is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.
- The museum café offers spectacular views over the harbor.
- The museum and café are wheelchair-accessible.
- There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
- There is an admission fee, but children under 14 get in free.
How to Get There
Viking World is located in Reykjanesbaer, around 40 minutes’ drive southwest of Reykjavik. Bus No. 55 from Reykjavik’s City Hall stops in Tjarnarhverfi, a 15-minute walk from the museum. It’s just 10 minutes’ drive from Keflavik International Airport, making it a great final stop before boarding your flight home. Alternatively, skip the hassle by visiting on a sightseeing tour.
When to Get There
The museum is open seven days a week, from 7am to 6pm.
The museum’s strikingly sleek and modern building is easily spotted from the road. The exhibition hall, which is framed around the Icelander boat, was designed by the award-winning Icelandic architect Gudmundur Jonsson. The design highlights the skillfully crafted boat, which is displayed so that visitors can look at the ship from all angles and even step onto the deck.
Address: 1 Víkingabraut, Reykjanesbær, Keflavík 260, Iceland
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Home to the “Icelander,” an exact replica of famed Viking ship, Viking World tells the story of Iceland’s Viking heritage and central role in the European discovery of North America through entertaining exhibits. It’s a popular attraction, so guarantee your entry by pre-booking your admission ticket and opt to include pickup from Keflavík if you wish.
Explore the southwest corner of Iceland, the volcanically active peninsula of Reykjanes, during this 5-hour private tour from Reykjavik. Visit several museums dedicated to the ecology, geothermal activity and volcanology of the region, including the Saltfisksetrid Museum and the Viking World Museum. See the fissure in the land where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates are being forced apart by underground pressure and finish your tour with an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon (additional fees apply). Round-trip private transportation from your accommodation in Reykjavik is included.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Viking World tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Viking World can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Viking World tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Viking World 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Viking World costs USD 14.56. Guided Viking World tours start around USD 14.56 per person. See all 1 Viking World tickets and tours on Viator.
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