The Settlement Centre in Borgarnes

The Settlement Centre is housed in two of the oldest buildings in the town of Borgarnes. Two exhibitions are the focus of the Settlement Centre: The Settlement Exhibition employs sophisticated lighting and multimedia to give an impression of what it was like for the first settlers of Iceland to set out across the wilds of the North Atlantic to their new home. Audio guide in 14 languages. Audio guide for children (Icelandic only). The story of warrior-poet Egill Skallagrímsson is told, on the other hand, through works of art in wood by many artists, depicting aspects of the saga. A fine restaurant is operated in connection with the Centre.

  • Type: Vikings Literature

Brákfestival held in Borgarnes in June every year.

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Daily 10:00-21:00.
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