The Settlement Exhibition - Step into the Viking Age
22, September 2023 - 30, December 2023 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 10.00am - 5.00pm
General Admission See on official website
An open excavation where Viking ruins meet digital technology. Just below ground in downtown Reykjavík, this open excavation uncovers the city’s Viking Age history. Discovered 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. Interactive 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.
The Settlement Exhibition is part of Reykjavík City Museum: One Museum in five unique places.