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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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My wife and I visited Reykjavik last month for 4 days. We did the Golden Circle, the South Coast and the Blue Lagoon. A friend who was in Reykjavik two weeks earlier said this place was a must see. I will forever be in her...More
We were disappointed by this exhibition. Quite a lot of money to see a small exhibition with repeated information and not a lot of interesting detail. Such a shame as it could be amazing.
Also, the toilets were atrocious. Very dirty.
The Settlement exhibit is so interesting. The timeline of Settlement in Iceland is so well done. There is an excavated Viking longhouse to see. A fun interactive video of how the long house was built. A must see in Reykjavik
A fascinating expose of the discovery and interpretation of the first house built in Reykjavik in 871 AD. The exhibition was discovered during building of a house and is now preserved in the basement. Great layout and multimedia displays. You will discover why horseswere buried...More
I have a masters in history, so love this sort of thing. And so will pretty much anyone. This is a wonderful museum and is one of a growing number of 'underground' archaeological sites that are preserving 'early' civilizations on the layers in which they...More
I was happy to see a well preserved settlement area, especially considering so many others places were built over and no longer exist. The Exhibit is informative but I was left wanting a local historian to ask more questions. I also expected a larger set...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
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 871 might be a better idea if you happen to visit the Reykjavik City Hall or Reykjavikurtjorn (the lake) or Parliament House (just 1-2 blocks away). Get the Reykjavik City card and you will get to visit the museum for free (and few other museums).