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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 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 The Settlement Exhibition and other attractions in Reykjavik, use our Reykjavik holiday planner.
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  • Who would think you could make an old excavation so interesting.....we visited here after the nation museum and have to say this was the best of the two. What you don't realise till you enter is that ...  more »
  • Great new technologies on display and fantastic to see a longhouse in the centre of town but this is expensive for such a short vist. 
  • We found this exhibit informative, interesting and well constructed. The staff were congenial and there is good handicap access as well as a great children's area.