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“VIKING LONGHOUSE, FINE INTERACTIVE DISPLAY” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition

Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition
Adalstraeti 16, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 411 6370
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Ranked #9 of 68 Attractions in Reykjavik
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The exhibition provides insight into how people lived during the Viking Age, and how the Reykjavik environment looked like to the first settlers. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an excavated longhouse, dating from the 10th century ad, preserved in situ. With the help of multimedia techniques and interactive features the original remains and Reykjavik's past are brought to life. The exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes an activity center for children. Audio Guides available in many languages.
New York
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“VIKING LONGHOUSE, FINE INTERACTIVE DISPLAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It's a good thing, (yet hard to believe) that this Viking Longhouse was only unearthed recently. You get the feeling of darkness when you stand and walk around the longhouse.
There are quite a large number of interesting (and educational) interactive displays that enhance the visit, so you can stay as long or short a time.

Visited August 2013
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“A little over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I think I built it up too much for my daughter as our travel guide said amaxing use of technology - wasn't that amazing. Worth doing though on a rainy afternoon to learn a little more about Reykjaviks history.

Visited August 2013
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“Very professional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I found this exhibition very informative about the history of Iceland and well designed. I also found out that it has won some prices .. which is understandable. So yes, I recommend it!

Visited August 2013
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“Works better combined with the National Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you can only go to one Museum, go to the National first, but if you can spare the time to go to 2, this will make a very nice addition. a bit pricey though

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“Excellent archeology, excellently presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

i really enjoyed listening to the audio tour and looking at the great remains discovered under the streets

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