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The Settlement Exhibition is an archaeological museum built over the uncovered remains of a ca. AD 930 longhouse. It is believed to be one of the earlier buildings in the area that later became Reykjavík. There are quite a few artifacts on display. The interpretative aspect that makes this museum great for the public are the interactive information modules placed around the outside of the longhouse. Lots of topics are covered in the modules including ecology, history, and recent DNA discoveries for the Icelandic people. In addition at the entrance there is a small gift shop with a nice selection of Icelandic history and nature books. The Settlement Exhibition nicely complements the second floor of the National Museum of Iceland.
Short, but sweet, exhibition built around the remains of an early log house. So much information is provided about how the first settlers must have lived and how the excavation of the site was done. What also really impressed me was how interactive and engaging everything was - there was even an area for kids to engage in viking games.
The exhibition was interesting but very repetitive and short. The best part was the Viking outfit and games area (made for children but we loved it)
Very interesting exhibition about the settlement in Reykjavik. Interactive displays that really got you thinking and involved with the history. Displays are in English aswell as Icelandic.
Great interactive displays as you walk around an actual settlement site. Very cool to learn about the surrounding land and why the people settled there.
So cool to see the foundation of one of the oldest buildings in Iceland. I especially love that they built the museum around it instead of transplanting it somewhere else. Very informative and beautiful inside, I loved all the interactive parts.
Very interesting exhibit focused on the remains of an original Icelandic dwelling. Describes how life was lived around 1000 AD. Lots of information presented very clearly in Icelandic and English. Onlt drawback is the info is presented by following a linear path and it's a lot of reading. If you have a slow reader in front of you it may take a while to get through it.
A very different style of museum. A great range of interactive exhibitions, and all very well thought out. We arrived nice and early, and virtually had the place to ourselves for an hour.
Unique exhibit. The main attraction here is the dimly lit raised ground from the original building built around ~872 AD. This was very interesting in it self. The exhibit was $16 USD
Visit An Old Viking Age House The Settlement Exhibition is the original Reykjavik farmstead. It was found during downtown construction work in 2001. I highly recommend the guided tour at 11:00 AM (Monday through Friday, during the summer months). You can use the Reykjavik City Card (purchased at your hotel or the city Tourist Information office). The exhibits are modern, informative and interactive.
This was a nice exhibition. Like most of the city museums it was small and probably best viewed as part of the museum card offer. The museum is underground and has a nice information tour with multimedia displays, all circling the foundations of (apparently) the oldest house in Reykjavik.
If you want to know about Iceland, this museum is a must. Very well done exhibits including model of a settlement and a prehistoric "house". Be prepared to spend a couple of hours. Informative and educational.