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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 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 The Settlement Exhibition is part of Reykjavik City Museum: One museum in five unique places. Welcome!
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Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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Aðalstræti 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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Bergstadastraeti 37, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.6 km from The settlement exhibition
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Ingolfsstraeti 1, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.6 km from The settlement exhibition
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Laugavegur 16, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.6 km from The settlement exhibition
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Pósthússtræti 2, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
0.2 km from The settlement exhibition
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Seljavegur 2, Reykjavik 105 Iceland
0.7 km from The settlement exhibition
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Klapparstigur 26, Reykjavik 101 Iceland
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  • Edward
    Brooklyn, New York16 contributions
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    Small museum packs a punch
    Fantastic experience if you're interested in Icelandic or Viking history. The museum includes not only the actual remains of an ancient settlement building, but also some amazing finds dug up nearby (glass beads, tools, etc.) and some very well-crafted displays about Viking history. Adjacent rooms take you through Reykjavik history to the 20th Century. We only had about 75 minutes for our visit before museum closing; wish we had had more time there.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • DawnousAtl
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    Recommended
    Wonderful museum, extremely well designed. It’s no wonder they won a digital design award. Each era from from first settlers to modern day is creatively and evocatively presented. The model of the town with the glasses that bring it alive is a wonder The ruins of the Viking longhouse was really fascinating. You end up in the oldest house in town.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • John P
    Melbourne, Australia1,166 contributions
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    Insights into early settlement Iceland.
    No reduction for oldies which is a pity because like many Icelandic museums this is not a cheap visit but the content is good with excellent interpretation based around archaeological excavations when earlier buildings were demolished. Part of the site includes what i understand to be Reykjavik's oldest building. Fascinating early photographs give an idea of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century city.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Maggie M
    Mulwala, Australia187 contributions
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    Interesting museum
    We quite enjoyed this museum, and leant lots about Reykjavik’s history as well as the history of the first settlements in Iceland. Each section was well laid out but the whole exhibition didn’t flow well and the layout was confusing. Two entries into the building meant confusion into which way to go. Other than that, we really liked everything we saw. Lots of interesting photographs presented in themes. Tip: look for the mouse in the mouse hole.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
  • DreamAndDiscover
    Oakland, California94 contributions
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    Uniquely wonderful exhibit
    Thoroughly enjoyed the layout, descriptions and items in this museum. Really well done and educational. Good museum to visit while in Reykjavík to learn about settlers life. Hard to imagine how difficult it was!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Maxim S
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    A Dive into Iceland's Past - The Settlement Exhibition
    Visiting the Settlement Exhibition in Reykjavik, Iceland, proved to be an enlightening and engaging experience. Housed in Adalstraeti 16, the heart of the capital city, this modern museum offers an insightful look into the rich historical tapestry of Iceland's settlement era. Right from the start, I was impressed by the museum's striking combination of contemporary design and ancient artifacts. The exhibit is designed with a keen sense of modernity which does not overshadow but rather enhances the display of historical objects. The Settlement Exhibition delves into the Viking age, offering fascinating glimpses into the lives of the first settlers of Iceland. The exhibits are not merely informative, but also interactive, making the learning experience much more immersive. A highlight is the preserved archaeological remains of a 10th-century longhouse which lets you see the actual living conditions of early settlers. Despite the wealth of information on offer, the museum manages to present everything in an accessible and engaging way, making it a joy to explore even for those who aren't history buffs. The audio-visual aids and interactive elements scattered throughout the exhibit make the journey through Iceland's past both easy to understand and memorable. The Settlement Exhibition proves to be a testament to the city's commitment to preserving and sharing its intriguing historical narrative. For anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Iceland's culture and history, it's definitely worth adding to your Reykjavik itinerary. In summary, The Settlement Exhibition stands out as an interesting, insightful, and modern window into Iceland's past that is certainly worth seeing.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,609 contributions
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    Good Free Guided Tour
    I used my Reykjavik City Card for free admission. I joined the 11 am free guided tour in English offered by the Settlement Exhibition. The tour started in the Settlement Exhibition and finished at the nearby Historic House which is connected to the Settlement Exhibition by an underground tunnel. The tour lasted about an hour. The tour was very good and I explored the Settlement Exhibition and Historic House afterwards on my own.
    Visited September 2022
    Written August 27, 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California16,033 contributions
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    1 of 3 adjoining City Museums
    The main exhibit if the settlement museum. The actual site surrounded by artifacts and explanations of the history of the land and the people who came to populate it. Much information is available on the walls and interactively by computers. The other two portions of the museum bring you to current habitation of the island country.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Justin
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    Where Reyjkavik all started, give or take two years.
    I'm glad I did it, although I thought I was just going to visit the Historic House but somehow ended up in 871±2 (The Settlement Exhibition) There was a lot of information. A lot. But if you want to know the history of Reykjavik and its environs, you need to read it. You learn about the modern city, Reykjavik as it grew into the 20th century and about the lives of the original settlers. If it is raining outside, this is a great place to spend an hour - 90 minutes. You need to keep your wits about you though, because you are there to learn! The woman who was working at the front desk was an absolute delight: funny and informative!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Frank S
    Westborough, Massachusetts479 contributions
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    Pretty cool
    Thought this place was pretty cool, informative with reading information in multiple languages, some really interesting artifacts too. Definitely a worthwhile visit if you are into srchaeology/anthropology. We spent about 1.5-2 hours here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
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