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The Settlement Centre, Borgarnes

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
The two main exhibits at The Settlement Centre cover Viking culture and the first settlements of Iceland. The audio-visual elements of the settlement exhibit give a deeper understanding of what it feels like to journey into unknown lands. In the second exhibit, learn about the life of Egill Skallagrimsson, Iceland's most famous Viking. Visiting this museum can provide a rich context for the rest of your trip to Iceland. Audio guides are available in twelve languages. Arrange your visit to The Settlement Centre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Borgarnes using our Borgarnes vacation generator.
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  • This is a museum with two distinct parts. The first covers the first settlers and their life. The second part is a saga story illustrated with wood sculptures. The museum takes one hour as each part h...  read more »
  • Borgarnes about once recommended to them. I'm moving into the area this fells or for lunch, ' Walter's imagination becomes reality ' location in the former bakery ate soup set to bread and coffee like the Zuni. Note and as a decent, I guess. Frosty Kiss sleeping in the Hall on the way, falling to the mwi Le oiling again in Reykjavik, while settlement heard at the Center. Earphones, and 1.5 floor is in the process of settling a Museum for 30 minutes a day for 30 minutes in the saga, and information about the history of breakfast was good for information about me, to saga in the middle of the skip boring. Restaurants throughout the Museum will get smell stuck ㅋ ㅋ
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  • I am not a great appreciator of museum/history lesson stuff. BUT, this one gave a nice overview for the beginning of our trip. I'm glad we went through it and learned about one of the sagas. 
  • I absolutely loved the exhibitions! The saga exhibition is an amazing art installation! Not only you live through a bit of this famous saga, but you admire the beautiful artwork that tells the story. The Settlement exhibition is a must for anyone visiting Iceland to learn details of the first settlers. The museum shop is lovely (if a bit pricey). It's worth every penny, and I'd go back again when the new exhibition being developed is ready.
  • We had nice time a dinner in the Restaurant. The location ist really nice. Recommend. The Museum Shop sells nice stuff (cards, gloves, books etc.)
  • I had a wonderful dinner. Fish dishes are great, dessert amazing. Price is regular, you can check by yourself outside
  • Review is for the exhibition (didnt go to the restaurant) exhibition was very short and quite expensive (2500kr each). While there was an audioguide there wasnt much to see in the way of the actual.exhibits. whole thing stank of a moneygrab. Keep your money and go to the hot tubs instead.
  • This is a must for history lovers but absolute No No for those who don't like dark places. My son (5 years then) loved it to bits. He's been asking about this place ever since!
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