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The Settlement Exhibition: Tours & Tickets

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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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Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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The exhibition is built around the excavated remains of an early settler's longhouse. Whilst this is interesting, what we found most intriguing were the interactive displays on the walls detailing the history of Viking settlement across Europe. Overall this was much better than we expected!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DukeFlipside
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is set up around the foundations of an old longhouse. It was interesting and is included in the Reykjavík card. They also offer a student discount.

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a neat museum. The settlement ruins are actually in the basement area under buildings,very cool way to preserve them while displaying them and using the land above. It does not take lo g to see this but it is very worthwhile.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a history buff and I will admit that this museum definitely did not disappoint. It was unlike any I have visited. The way the settlement remains are preserved and displayed are quite unique. The entire longhouse is centered in a diorama-type room, low...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 860SusanB860
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking around this exhibition is just awe inspiring! To know you are seeing remnants of something so old is amazing! The entire self guided tour is very well done. Informative with all kinds of objects to see and read about. Take an hour to enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Funontherun6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my 15 year old son. He enjoyed all the computer information with the explanations of the archaeological digs and the history. I loved the ruins themselves. Really fascinating to have the story told through the remains. It isn't huge but definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 617kayleighb
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll not need more than an hour or so but this was an interesting visit to an underground museum with excellent displays and which houses the remains of an original long house. It provides a good background to life at the early stage of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GulliverM051
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to confess that I walked past The Settlement Museum for years before ever going in. Sometimes I just wouldn’t notice it. Other times I would tell myself that I should go in one day and then forget. So, on a day when I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Solsteinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of us do not know much about the settlement of iceland, Greenland and New Foundland. This history is told well at this exhibition. Go and learn, as we did.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They worked very hard to make this an interesting exhibit, but there's not enough of the remnants left to make it compelling. Interactive displays are helpful, but we were expecting more.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Bobbi F
12 July 2019|
Response from Sig79 | Reviewed this property |
I would make an educated guess that there is not... it's a very small museum, not at all your typical venue. It occupies a modest bit of real estate in the Reykjavik city center. I'd say it's far better to store your luggage... More
Colleen B
10 November 2018|
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Response from Laura H | Reviewed this property |
The city hall no longer has a tourist information centre, all their information is available online. There is no combo ticket for the Settlement Exhibition and the Open Air Museum. There is a city card which is valid for... More
Mary F
28 December 2017|
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