The Settlement Exhibition deals with the settlement of Reykjavik, based on archaeological digs in the center of Reykjavik. The exhibition’s centerpiece is a 9th century longhouse, the remains of which were found during construction work in Adalstræti. North of the longhouse, an even older fragment of a wall was found. This dated from ca. 871 AD, making it the oldest remains of human habitation that have yet been found in Iceland.
The exhibition has a reconstruction of what Reykjavik might have looked like before settlement. Multimedia techniques are used, including a computerised reconstruction of the longhouse’s interior.
Open every day from 9 AM to 8 PM.
Admission is ISK 1,500 for adults and free for those under 18, the disabled and senior citizens.