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Great for folks interested in archaeology and history

This is the actual remains of a dwelling from the earliest days of Iceland's settlement. It's in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Culture42615726121
Worth a look at a real excavation

Interesting insight into the early days of Iceland and the type of home a family would have. Quite... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ian C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the actual remains of a dwelling from the earliest days of Iceland's settlement. It's in the basement of the building whose construction resulted in the discovery. Around the circular chamber centered on the dwelling many artifacts uncovered in the dig are well displayed.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting insight into the early days of Iceland and the type of home a family would have. Quite small and focused on the excavation of a family hall but worth an hour of your time. Good play area for children with playable examples of their version of board games of the type like snakes and ladders or checkers (draughts).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be prepared to read quite a bit worth persevering to look back to the very start of the island's habitation.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great for pensioners as you get in free if you are over 67! Interesting and engaging ,and a chance to wiew the first norse settlement in Iceland in the form of a longhouse.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this exhibit! It is fascinating to see how vikings lived! Also really enjoyed the interactive tour they provided!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few hours to kill in Reykjavik and I'd been intrigued by the snippets I'd heard about the first settlers of Iceland during my trip so thought that this exhbition would expand on that. I was not disappointed and spent longer than I thought at this modern exhibition. My personal highlight was being able to see the animal bones in the wall of the house. I would love to ask the inhabitants what they were for!

Thank Curtis E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible staff
Lots to look and learn
Icelandic history from the beginning
Reasonably priced entry
Great soups upstairs

Thank fraink
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibition is fascinating and highlights much of the early Viking life style and culture. Small exhibit but packed with info... not to be missed

Thank 518lisaannd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is quiet and dark but houses many interesting artifacts. There is a picture around the entire room that shows how the landscape would have looked during the viking time. The settlement itself is so interesting. Hard to believe bookings really lived in the area you're standing in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Underground museum. Not only actual real history but also interactive learning. You can keep it simple or really dive into all kinds of fascinating facts such as following the male vs female line of DNA that makes up the majority of Icelanders. I'm very glad we took the time. You could see it in 20 min or 4 hours depending on how much you want to learn.

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