Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition, Reykjavik
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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 Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 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. To visit Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition and other attractions in Reykjavik, use our Reykjavik holiday planner.
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  • This museum is for the archaeologist in you anymore. If you don't: don't waste your time... The exhibition focuses on the remains of House of the year 871. She explains the life at this time is how the House was built. Material interactive allows everyone to take ownership of these remains and date the first arrivals in Iceland. Anticipate 1 h to 2 h hope this Museum (entry at 1500isk).
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  • Came across this museum by accident and was very pleasantly surprised. It sows quite effectively how Reykjavik started. Good for all ages. 
  • Move over, Terra Cotta Warriors of China. This find may be smaller, but still incredibly valuable. If you are a history buff, or just want to learn more about the ancient roots of Iceland, this is the...  more »