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The Settlement Exhibition

In 2001 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 an exhibition about life in Viking Age Reykjavík called The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2

The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2 is located in Reykjavík center, Aðalstræti 16.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
January 1st – December 31st.: 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00


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