The Settlement Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland

By Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012

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If you only go to one museum in Iceland make it this one.

In 2001, the future uncovered the past in Reykjavik when workers who were building a new car-park discovered what is now Iceland’s oldest known building. The Viking longhouse they found is now the basis for The Settlement Museum, also called 871+/-2 because this is the year AD from which the building dates.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Iceland Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Iceland.

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