Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Aðalstræti 16, Aðalstræti, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +35-44116370
- Ticket Price: 1600 ISK
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids, Exhibition
The name refers to the years 871, plus or minus two years, which is the approximate date of the oldest settlement in Reykjavik. Found in an excavation at Adalstraeti, the settlement location is now the main Viking Age exhibition of the city. The primary attraction is a 10th century longhouse, supplemented by other relics found from the settlement age. Using cutting edge technology to create immersive interactive exhibits, the panoramically laid out exhibit is an incredibly satisfying experience. Make sure you walk anti-clockwise around the hall for the correct sequence of narrative. You’ll come away with an insightful understanding of the lifestyle and culture of those times.
- Check out the exhibition shop.
- Audio guides in Icelandic, English, French, German and Norwegian are available.
- Groups of 10+ 820 ISK
- Free: kids under 18, seniors 70+ and the disabled.
- Guided tour: June-August, Monday-Friday 11:00am
- Radhusid Bus Station
- By car
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27.65% of people who visit Reykjavik include Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
26% of people start their Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum
61.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum
This museum is has more to offer than it seams. The building was erected around the remains of an old Viking hall that had been unearthed. The remains date back to 900's and it allows you to walk around this old building. It also has an interactive map that helps you understand what it looked like when the village was still around.
A surprise find, interesting look into the history of the city, with most buildings having some very memorable artifacts that brought back amazing memories to us older folks! Worth a visit. We used the buss app to get there which was easy to do.
Super cool. Tons of information. It's nice to see viking items in front of you with a write up. Absolutely recommended.
Incredible exhibition. The museum is built around the archeological site. Very interesting - love the interactive lights which show the different areas of the hall
Really interesting, takes max one hour to see everything. You can signup to some newsletter on their website and then show the email to the ticket office and get a 15% discount! Was really nice to learn how people first arrived to Iceland and survived.