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“Interesting Overview Of Iceland”

The Settlement Exhibition
Ranked #29 of 190 things to do in Reykjavik
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Good overall discussion of historic Iceland and how they lived in the harsh climate. Check out the two "media" screens on the wall once inside. Gives a good idea of the impact of the Vikings on Iceland and the woman who they forced to settle with them. Please note that admissions are high.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Mellow and small museum. Learned some about the Vikings but not really something to write home about. It's 900 ISK to get in (as a student) but not sure it was worth that. Museum is dimly lit so it's hard to get a good look at all the ruins of the longhouse and take it in all at once.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Settlement exhibition is one of those places where modern meets ancient in very well matching way if that makes sense, It feels like you are so far back in the Viking ages yet so close in nowadays. I loved how the long house was represented together with smart screens all around the area and sound effects. It was really nice visit, suitable for everyone I suppose. By the way I really admired the little gift shop they had there, lovely souvenirs somehow felt more unique that the ones places all over Laugavegur :)

Thank RedaNorth
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

A very unique museum and presentation. The museum is built OVER the archeologic dig and incorporates the dig into the presentation of why the earliest settlers decided to stay in the Reykjavik area.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Get a 24 hours understand the history, excellent use if Digital content for easy understanding. You even get to play with the bone puzzles of animals in its small animal exhibit. Well worth the time spent.

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