Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2


Aðalstræti 16, Reykjavik, 101
Admission: ISK 1200

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1700
Tuesday: 1000 - 1700
Wednesday: 1000 - 1700
Thursday: 1000 - 1700
Friday: 1000 - 1700
Saturday: 1000 - 1700
Sunday: 1000 - 1700
During winter season (September 1st - May 31st) visits by guided tours only.
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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.