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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 small museum is built around the excavated remains of a Viking longhouse belonging to solve of the first Icelanders. It had displays on how the settlers lived and where they came from. Really... more »
A "must visit" if one wants to learn more about the history, and culture of Iceland. The museum is an excellent way to spend some time in Reykjavik, very educational, and my wife and I who do enjoy..... more »
Second best museum after the National Museum, although it is fairly small. It’s super cool to see the archeological excavation of the buildings. The exhibition goes on to explain more about how life was lived and has a few artifacts to go along with the descriptions. There’s a great interactive space for kids. Absolutely worth a stop in.
My husband and I love learning more about places we visit. This is the museum to go to for that. You can move at your own pace, and it is fairly interactive. There are videos, touch screens, and a set up of what houses were like in early Iceland. It was nice to get some more history about the area before taking all of our tours. There was a little room with a video in the back that gave you a better layout and understanding of the houses.
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