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The Settlement Exhibition

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This is a MUST see exhibition. You learn so much from this visit and we loved it. The dinning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheCmdr
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Interesting and cool technology!

As an Icelandic tour guide I went there to study up on Icelandic history. I loved seeing the first... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stefán Í
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The Settlement Exhibition - Step into the Viking Age. An open excavation where Viking ruins meet digital technology. Just below ground in downtown Reykjavik, this open excavation uncovers the city's Viking Age history. Discovered during building...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a MUST see exhibition. You learn so much from this visit and we loved it. The dinning area in the building has delicious local food too!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As an Icelandic tour guide I went there to study up on Icelandic history. I loved seeing the first Viking house discovered here in Iceland and then seeing the interactive screen and how you can scroll through the building structure of the house as it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning exhibition showing the actual Viking long-house. They did an incredible job building the museum AROUND the actual Viking ruins without disturbing them.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father and I wandered in here and has a great time checking out the nifty displays. High tech! You also get a ticket to see the oldest house in town too so win win!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing is wrong here, many small artifacts are nicely framed into their actual use in history. Accurate and tasteful. It is kinda a one room exhibit for small items to display. Set up nicely as a Viking great room with higher tech interactive displays superimposed....More

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Gudrun Helga S, Public Relations Manager at The Settlement Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review we appreciate it very much. Though I can't help wondering if you just maybe missed the main focus of this exhibition (since you fail to mention it), namely the ruins of an actual Viking long house that is placed on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great museum. It was fascinating to walk around and see and hear so much about the settlement. Even more fascinating to turn inward and see the actual settlement in the center! Very well laid out and with enough technology to keep everyone interested...More

Thank Frank E
HeraI2, Marketing at The Settlement Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Frank. Nothing pleases us more than hearing that we helped visitors make good memories of their time in Iceland! Have a great day :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best museum in Reykjavik is right in the centre of the old settlement. It is built around an archaeological site which is the remains of a Viking long house. Fabulous interactive displays give extensive information about the Viking way of life. It’s very powerful.

Thank Janet H
HeraI2, Marketing at The Settlement Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Janet. Nothing pleases us more than hearing that we helped visitors make good memories of their time in Iceland! Have a great day :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It won’t take long to do this exhibit but it’s interesting and interactive. The main display is the foundation of a longhouse that was discovered during some construction. In the first room spend some time at the computers learning the history of the founding of...More

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HeraI2, Marketing at The Settlement Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Nothing pleases us more than hearing that we helped visitors make good memories of their time in Iceland! Have a great day :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're travelling North of Reykjavik you should definitely stop here. Grab a bite to eat (the cafe is excellent!) and enjoy the 30 min walkthrough through the settlement exhibition. This audio tour is very informative and helps you to get a good understanding of...More

Thank Christiana L
HeraI2, Marketing at The Settlement Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Christiana. Nothing pleases us more than hearing that we helped visitors make good memories of their time in Iceland! Have a great day :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located in the actual viking structure that was discovered in Reykjavik, it is quick but is cool to see how the first 200 years or so of the vikings life were like. Plus you can see the remains of a thousand year...More

Thank Patrick H
HeraI2, Marketing at The Settlement Exhibition, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Patrick. Nothing pleases us more than hearing that we helped visitors make good memories of their time in Iceland! Have a great day :)

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We didn't visit the Settlement Center at Borgarnes, can't comment on that. However, it might be difficult to drive around Reykjavik City as parking is limited and is chargeable (we walked around in the city). Thus, Reykjavik... More
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