Trip Planner: Europe / Iceland / Capital Region / Reykjavik / Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition
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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Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition Reviews
This was a very unique experience. They give you a visual experience of early Icelandic settlers lives. It was so well thought out, that as you go through the exhibit, you can actually picture the... more »
so, this is a lot of money for what you see & get. in essence its a one room museum showing the foundations of a long house. that's it. however, if you're into your history and are one of these... more »
Hands-down the absolute best museum in the Reykjavik! So much history and the way it is presented is absolutely great. The signage and areas for listening helped so much. It's not a large museum, but I feel like you get the most information about Reykjavik's early history than anywhere else.
Small, but very well-done exhibit. You can move through it quickly...even having read all the information I was finished in about half an hour. It was awesome to stand so near to an actual site where people were standing themselves a thousand years ago.
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