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The Settlement Exhibition

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, then carefully excavated, these remnants of the past are the earliest evidence of human settlement in the city. Family friendly, including a children's activity area, this multimedia exhibition uses creative technology to immerse you in the Viking Age.

Opening hours
Open daily from 09:00 - 18:00
Guided tour in June - August at 11:00 on weekdays.
Guided tours in foreign languages for groups (10+) are available by appointment.
Easter Holiday
Open daily 09:00-18:00
Christmas & New Year 
24 Dec 09:00-14:00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec 12:00-18:00, 31 Dec 09:00-14:00 & 1 Jan 12:00-18:00.