The Saga Center was opened in 1997 in the town of Hvolsvollur. Guided tours on the Njals Saga and the Viking age are offered at the Saga Center.
Dating back to the Settlement times, Iceland’s history with its literary and cultural heritage provide great insights into the societal developments in Northern Europe over the centuries. Around Iceland, many historical sites, along with museums and heritage centers connected to Sagas and the later history of Iceland can be found. They provide travelers with great opportunities to connect to the local culture.
Exhibitions at the Saga Center
The country’s most important contribution to the world of literature is without a doubt Njala. The center houses 2 exclusive exhibitions: “The Exhibition of Njala” and “Exhibition of Cooperative Society”. In the former guests are introduced to the characters of Iceland’s ancient stories. There you can also learn about Viking cosmology and the literary art of the Sagas.
The second exhibition housed at the Saga Center is “Exhibition of Cooperative Society”. There guests learn about the history of trade, commerce and the cooperative movement in Iceland during the 20th century.
In The Saga Center is also a modern art gallery, the Saga Hall – a replica of a Viking long house with historic refreshments, model of Thingvellir AD 1000, Co-op museum, the new Njal´s Saga tapestry in progress, elegant gift & souvenir shop, and Viking costumes and weapons for the kids to play with.
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