The Settlement Exhibition

Aðalstræti 16, Reykjavík 101, 411 6370

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Website: https://borgarsogusafn.is/landnamssyningin

Reykjavík, from settlement to the present day: The Settlement Exhibition – step into the Viking Age

An open excavation where Viking ruins meet digital technology. Discovered during building work, these remnants of the past are the earliest evidence of human settlement in the city.

Reykjavík … the story continues

Family-friendly and informative exhibition about the development of Reykjavík from a farm to a city. Visitors get an insight into the complex history of Reykjavík through the development of house construction and planning.

The Settlement Exhibition offers guided tours June–August on weekdays at 11:00.

Reykjavík City Museum
engaging journeys through culture, heritage and history.

Welcome to Reykjavík City Museum. Five unique places that take you beyond the shore and below the ground. Five museum experiences that cover the Settlement to the contemporary moment. And five fun and engaging ways to enjoy Reykjavík’s exciting cultural heritage.

Three of the museum sites are within walking distance of downtown Reykjavík, while the Árbær Open Air Museum and the ferry terminal are only 10-15 minute drive from the city centre. All museum sites are family-friendly and inclusive.