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Educational, interactive and fun

An hour well spent. You get a real sense of what life must have been like for the early settlers... read more

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Worth a visit on a snowy day!

Although small there was enough to interest us for an hour on a snowy afternoon. Interesting to see... read more

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Very informative, well displayed, an excellent way to learn about the history of Reykjavik. It made our stay in Reykjavik more enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cindy370
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This museum is small when compared to American and European standards but very typical for Icelandic museums. They had an original archeological site which was very cool- right under the streets of Reykjavik. The exhibit was interactive in parts so it would be interesting for kids and, lets be honest, adults too. Worth a stop if you are interested in the history of the settlement of Reykjavik.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Analise O
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

A bit small and unassuming but it definitely did not disappoint. Fantastic exhibit. You can take 30 minutes in here or over 3 hours if you want to. It just depends on how interested you are in seeing/reading all the displays. I stayed and read everything and used all the interactive devices on offer and it took me about 3.5 hours. It is well laid out with a large excavated “long-house” in the middle of the room. It gives a great history of how Iceland was inhabited.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ANDY C
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Small museum created/surrounding the oldest known settlement excavated in Reykjavik to date. Touch screens/buttons to interact with various sections in both Icelandic and English. If your child is a young archaeologist at heart, should be of interest for them too.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We had a day planned to site seeand whale watch near Reykjavik but the weather was bad and our plans got cancelled so we decided to museum hop instead and the settlement exhibition was great and very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Isabel T
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