12.05.2006 - 00:00

The Settlement Exhibition

is about life in Viking Age Reykjavík

In 2001 archaeological remains were excavated in Aðalstræti, which turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavík, from before ad 871±2. The finds included a hall or a longhouse, from the tenth century, which is now preserved in its original location as the focal point of the exhibition about life in Viking Age Reykjavík.

The exhibition aims to provide insight into the environment of the Reykjavík farm at the time of the first settlers. Exhibits include artefacts from archaeological excavations in central Reykjavík.

The construction of Viking Age buildings is explained using multimedia technology. Computer technology is used to give an impression of what life was like in the hall.

Inside The Settlement Exhibition in Reykjavík, Iceland



The Settlement Exhibition

Aðalstræti 16

101 Reykjavík

Tel: (+354) 411 6370


Opening hours

Opening hours

Open daily 09:00 - 18:00

Guided tour in June - August at 11:00 on weekdays.




1,600 ISK

Children (0-17)

Free admission

Seniors 67+ & disabled

Free admission

Students with student card

900 ISK

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