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The Settlement Exhibition

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Settlement & Egils Saga Exhibition
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Settlement & Egils Saga Exhibition
From US$21.81*
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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
+354 411 6370
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent exhibition. The interactive displays and information really made it come alive. Looks like there was good stuff for kids too. Overall thought it was really good.

Date of experience: February 2019
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The Settlement Exhibition takes you back to the beginning of the settlement of Iceland. It chronicles the first inhabitants who made Iceland their home, the challenges they faced, how they survived and how the country grew, despite its rough terrain and unpredictable weather. It gave...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are 67+ you get in for free. A really well thought out museum showing the site of a long house and facts, mini films and interactive activities about the house and surrounding area. We expected to spend half an hour in there and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank megagran
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well organized and presented. It covers all the basics of the early history of the country. Connecting all the facts with the specific archeological site makes it accessible to all ages. Pair it with the national museum (about a 10 min walk away)

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dbtravel_boston
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take a step back in time to see what it may have looked like in Reykjavik as a settlement. Kid friendly.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tanya N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum dedicated to one particular topic is of course going to be limited in scope. I wasn't expecting a large London museum versus a small intimate exihibit, which is what this is. It doesn't take all that long to go through, Several interactive displays,...More

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

Very nice museum. The exhibits were all very clearly marked and it is very easy to navigate. There are some interactive elements that are nice. The staff were very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maria-Kassandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in here mid afternoon whilst on our city walk. A good presentation of the settlement history but nothing spectacular for me.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve_Grant1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a key historic site which the museum is built around. They have presented the findings well and kept the theme very authentic. We thought we’d be here longer but, in our opinion, we didn’t think there was a great deal of content to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank markoP2144YA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed overall as we read all displays around the ruin to have an understanding of the use of house and their multiple functions. At the end of the visit though we were not that ecstatic. It was a bit too quick and for what...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Colleen B
November 10, 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
December 27, 2017|
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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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