Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- 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 Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum - Review
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.
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum Information
- Check out the exhibition shop.
- Audio guides in Icelandic, English, French, German and Norwegian are available.
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum Ticket Prices
- Groups of 10+ 820 ISK
- Free: kids under 18, seniors 70+ and the disabled.
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Guided tour: June-August, Monday-Friday 11:00am
How To reach Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum by Public Transport
- Radhusid Bus Station
- By car
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Reykjavik before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Reykjavik and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum
95% of people who visit Reykjavik include Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
28% of people start their Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum
80.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum Map
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum Trips
Reykjavik 871 2 Settlement Museum, Reykjavik Reviews
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
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.