Family Pack Entrance for Battle of Iceland Museum in Saudarkrokur

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Sauðárkrókur, Iceland
1 hour
English, Icelandic
All year
Minimum age
6 years old


Travel back in time with your family and witness one of Iceland's historic battles through an immersive VR experience with this family pack entrance to the Battle of Iceland Museum exhibition in Saudarkrokur. Those who want to experience the Battle of Orlygsstadir firsthand through sophisticated VR technology and learn more about Iceland's history during the Vikings' wars should book this tour.

This exhibition will take you back to the years 1220 to 1262, a period of violent internal strife in Iceland known as the Sturlung Era. 

During this period, horrific battles were fought by powerful Icelandic clans. Three of them were the Sturlungar, Asbirningar, and the Haukdaelir, who fought in the infamous Battle of Orlygsstadir that marked the beginning of the end of Iceland's independence.

From the outside, the museum looks like a beautifully restored historic building. Once you step through its doors, you'll be amazed by the stunningly sleek and modern facilities you see inside.

You will walk through three rooms that detail significant moments in North Iceland's history. The space is quiet, with moody, atmospheric lighting.

The first room is full of super modern and interactive displays that will fully educate you on the battle's events. They span the perimeter, containing thrilling details of the fight and engaging visitors uniquely, far more excitingly than a regular museum does.

The second room is filled with weapons and armor used in the battle, displayed for you to walk through and take in fully. They're encased in glass, surrounded by Icelandic art decor.

Take your time to explore the entire room, inspecting the displays and reading explanations of where and when such weapons were used.

The third room, the VR room, is what most visitors come to see. Here you'll have a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live through the historical events that shaped North Iceland.

The exhibition is open to all ages so you can bring the whole family!

You'll gear up and channel your inner Viking, pick up a weapon, rush out onto the battlefield, and fight fearsome enemies. You'll experience the battle of Orlygsstaoir firsthand as a participant, not just an observer. It's almost like you were there when the great war happened!

After your fantastic VR experience, you and your family can retire to the Grana Bistro, located on the premises, and enjoy local food, coffee, and beverages in a cozy setting.

You may also visit the gift shop on the ground floor and purchase some handcrafted souvenirs with Icelandic designs to take home.

Don't miss this chance to delve into Iceland's past and immerse yourself in one of the most fearsome battles that shaped Iceland's history. Check availability now by choosing a date.  

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Virtual Reality Experience
Entry tickets for 2 adults (14+ years old) and 2 children (6-13 years old)




Cultural Activity

What to bring

Enthusiasm for Icelandic history and culture
Comfortable clothes

Good to know

The museum is open daily 10:00–17:00 and tickets are available for guests aged 6+. You can visit with family, friends, or colleagues.

Food and drinks are available on-site at the Grána Bistro.

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