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The Settlement Exhibition

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Early long house

Impressive ecavation of 900's long house site including detailed description of very early living... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Columbus, Ohio
Be careful not to miss it

We only found this attraction by chance as we were walking around the harbour area of Reyjkavik. We... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Ron P
Greenfield, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Impressive ecavation of 900's long house site including detailed description of very early living in Iceland.

Thank jerrywissman5
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We only found this attraction by chance as we were walking around the harbour area of Reyjkavik. We first of all noticed the viewing window at ground level before we saw the museum entrance. The museum is all below ground and shows the foundations of...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Interesting and informative with interactive and thoughtfully laid out items. Worthwhile way to see real historical items.

Thank 277Lee
Reviewed 5 February 2018

you really need to do the guided tour ,, the guied was very knowledgable and filled in lots of blanks, that we wouldnt have known to ask, information that gave us a different view of icleland.

Thank rosemary550
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The exhibition is really well laid out with some really clever uses of technology which really help explain the context of the long house (the view of the ladscape 'as was' round the walls is amazing). Extremely well done and informative.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Worth a quick visit, although entry is around £16 per person. Well laid out and done to a high standard.

Thank harri64
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We were amazed to visit this museum which is an uncovered Viking house. Very informative presentation on the lives of Vikings who founded Iceland

Thank MAK0404
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Our family of 4 (2 small children) visited. It was a great sized museum for little kids (not too big!). Seeing the Viking settlement remains was very cool and we learned a lot. Another highlight was the small kids' play area (neat games and dress...More

Thank ak22
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is an absolute must to visit if in Reykjavik so very interesting. It is the place a long house was found and is still in the original position where it was found. Plenty of exhibits and interesting news about the area. Well wierth a...More

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Not a very large exhibition but very interesting, with clearly made out explanations of both the archeology, the items found and the life of the early settlers. Worth a visit.

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Mary F
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Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
for kids
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not more than 1 hour
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Response from Forevermui | Reviewed this property |
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