Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, Reykjavik

4.2
#2 of 132 in Museums in Iceland
Learn about the construction of buildings during the time of Vikings and the settlement of Iceland through thousand-year-old artifacts in Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Located in Reykjavik City Museum, the exhibit features archaeological finds excavated in Aðalstræti in 2001 which represent the oldest physical evidence of human habitation in the city. A wall fragment from before 871 CE and a longhouse from the 10th century are the focal point of the exhibit. Both are preserved in their original locations. Explore the exhibit to gain an understanding of how the first settlers lived. Follow the displays using an audio guide that's available in several different languages. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and many more Reykjavik attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Reykjavik journey planner.
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  • This is a lovely little museum and the genuine ruins give it a really cool feel. It was very informative. There was a small cloak room area where we where invited to use the lockers. For me I think it...  more »
  • This exhibition is built around and over the actual ruins of a 10th century settlement that was excavated in the middle of Reykjavik.  more »
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  • Innovative idea to build around the foundations of an original settlement house. The only criticism is there are too many little asides to read through (I didn't get through all of them). But it is fascinating nonetheless and the guide who showed us around was passionate and knowledgeable. Fantastic use of technology.
  • Nice exhibit and having the foundation of the settlement laid out in front of you really provides perspective. Bonus points for some interesting "tech" enabled information displays. Probably need only 45 minutes.
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