An open excavation where Viking
ruins meet digital technology.
below ground in downtown Reykjavík, this open excavation uncovers the city’s
Viking Age history.
during building work in 2001, these archaeological remains turned out to be the
earliest evidence of human settlement in the city, with some dating to before
AD 871±2. Careful excavation revealed a 10th century hall or longhouse, which
is now preserved in its original location as the focal point of the exhibition.
technology immerses you in the world of the Reykjavík farm at the time of the
first settlers, including how Viking Age buildings were constructed and what
life was like in the hall.
Family and children’s area
multimedia exhibition is family friendly and includes a children’s activity
Play is essential for children, whether they
be modern children or those living a thousand years ago. Our family and
children’s area offers a variety of fun games and toys based on those used
during Iceland’s age of settlement. One can also learn many interesting facts
about life in the Viking-Age.
Settlement Exhibition Museum Shop offers a wide selection of custom-made
souvenirs related to the exhibition, as well as various crafts and designs.
There is also a good selection of books for sale as well as the exhibition
catalogue. The museum is open during the opening hours of the exhibition.