The Settlement Center

Posted on April 28, 2019
CategoriesActivity, Museum

Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history. It also gives you the chance to put your visit into the context of the country’s past. The exhibitions recreate the fascinating drama of the sagas and the birth of this island nation.

They also bring to life one of Iceland’s most important cultural treasures, Egils Saga.Making the sagas accessibleThe goal is to make the ancient sagas accessible to all ages, scholars and non scholars alike. Rather than a traditional museum, the Settlement Center is an installation. Multi-media and theatrical techniques are employed to help the visitor experience first hand the excitement of setting off over the open ocean for lands unknown.

There are two entertaining and educational exhibitions at the Settlement Center. While one tells the story of the first settlers, the other reveals the story of Iceland’s most important saga – Egils Saga. Egill Skalla-Grimson was a famous Viking and poet, and his saga is closely linked to the settlement period, as his father was one of the first settlers.

Audio guides to the history of a nation: These audio guided storytelling programs are available in 15 languages. They will give you the fascinating background you need to understand the history of this nation.

  • The Settlement Center
  • Brákarbraut 13 – 15 – 310 Borgarnes
  • Tel: +354 437 1600 / 895 5460
  • open all year 10am-9pm
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