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This permanent exhibition will let you discover the first settlement in Iceland based on the archaeological excavation of the ruin of one of the first houses in Iceland. It's in 2001 that archaeological remains were excavated in Aðalstræti, which turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavík.
A wall fragment was found dating before 871 AD. During the excavation a hall or a longhouse was found as well, from the tenth century. The hall and the wall fragment are now preserved at their original location as the focal point of this exhibition about life in Viking Age Reykjavík.
The construction of Viking Age buildings is explained using multimedia technology. Computer technology is used to give an impression of what life was like in the hall. The exhibition aims to provide insights into the environment of the Reykjavík farm at the time of the first settlers.
© Emmanuelle Bluman / Settlement Exhibition.