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The Settlement Exhibition

Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6370
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This archeological expo gives one an excellent insight into the life and design of an ancient turf... read more

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Nice visit to learn about the settlers' lives

Interesting to see example of the lives of the settlers. At the side of the Museum, there is... read more

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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 work, then carefully excavated, these remnants of the past are the earliest evidence of human settlement in the city. Family friendly, including a children's activity area, this multimedia exhibition uses creative technology to immerse you in the Viking Age. Open daily 09:00-18:00 (9 am - 6 pm). Guided tours in summer on weekdays at 11:00. Address: Tryggvagata 15, 101 Reykjavik Admission for adults in 2018 is 1,650 ISK. Free admission for children, 67+ & disabled people. The Settlement Exhibition is part of Reykjavik City Museum: One museum in five unique places. Welcome!
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Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

This archeological expo gives one an excellent insight into the life and design of an ancient turf house. Come and learn a lot about the original settlers.

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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting to see example of the lives of the settlers. At the side of the Museum, there is another part with photos of the year 1918 where they achieved independence but, also, went through the tribulations of a bad volcanic eruption and of the Spanish...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the tour and the displays were really well done. Seeing the excavation was really cool. The admission covered two places.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Small museum discussing history of Iceland settlement. I preferred the National Museum over this one if you have limited time.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit for Icelandic history. Interactive displays and the actual foundations of an Icelandic long house. It is a well thought out space and great explanations of both history and archeology

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was clearly made very recently, visible in its great design and good use of technology. All of the labels were available both in English and Icelandic, and told the story of this early settlement site. I especially appreciated the parts where the description...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was superb. Very interesting, interactive and informative. My child (4yrs) loved it, especially the part with animals and play area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was diabolical when we were in Iceland and all our trips kept getting cancelled. We couldn’t afford to eat and drink the time away. This little and interesting find was an easy way to spend 1-2 hours.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first museum in Reykjavik and it helped us get a feel for the original Viking culture. We bought the City Pass so the admission cost was not an issue. Right next to our hotel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about an hour at this little museum though people who are less of history buffs will probably spend less time. The museum consists of excavations of a long house settlement, plus some additional context. (For more involved historical background, go to the National...More

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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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