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The Settlement Center

Brakarbraut 13 - 15, Borgarnes 310, Iceland
+354 437 1600
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Nice museum

This was a nice museum to learn about the history of the area.the exhibits were creatively done... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
arlenegoldfarb
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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Amazing Exhibition of early Icelandic Life

We visited on our last trip to Iceland, and I'm so incredibly glad that we stopped here. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alidiacquarello
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“audio guide” (52 reviews)
“egil's saga” (45 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Brakarbraut 13 - 15, Borgarnes 310, Iceland
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+354 437 1600

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a nice museum to learn about the history of the area.the exhibits were creatively done. The headphones gave helpful information.

Thank arlenegoldfarb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on our last trip to Iceland, and I'm so incredibly glad that we stopped here. This museum consists of two separate exhibitions, both of which were a self-walking tour through a path in the building, with narration through headphones. The sheer amount of...More

Thank alidiacquarello
Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your generous and inspiering review. You discription fits exactly to our concept so we are very happy it comes across. Thanks again and enjoy your stay in Iceland. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed 1 week ago

This interactive experience comes in two parts. For 2200 isk you get a guided audio tour of the early history of Iceland. After that is another audio tour which chronicles one of the Icelandic sagas. They are both informative and entertaining

Thank Lonelobster
Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. The full entrance fee is ISK 2500 not 2200 - but I am very glad you fount it infomativ and entertaining or as we like to put - these should be endutaining exhibits. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip to Borgarnes we just had to visit this museum. It is advertised as one of the best museums in Iceland (at least our Lonely Planet said so) and you can easily see why: The exhibitions (there are two: one on Iceland's early...More

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Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review. Glad the exhits lived up to your expectations. As for the price - this is a private enterprize - the National museum is highly suported by the government. But I am glad you did´t regret visiting....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The audio guide and displays present the engaging history of earliest settlement.... A must see only an hour outside Reykjavik

Thank Manmap
Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your very generous review. Glad you made the one hour trip to Borgarnes from Reykjavik. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative first half of the audio tour tells you about the history of the settlement of Iceland The second half of the tour is about the most important saga of Iceland. The displays are great.

Thank henryschipper
Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your generous review. So glad you appreciated they way we tell the Sagas and how we display them. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well done little museum that tells the history of Iceland in a nice way. It is very organized and they give you head sets for the tour. Interesting history. I think it would take about 45-min to an hour to see it and especially good...More

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Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed the exhibits and found shelter from the rain. But now the sun is shining in Borgarnes. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining the day my daughter and I stopped by to visit. Didn't know what to expect. We were both pleasantly surprised. This museum has to well organized and very informative exhibits. The first tells the history of the early Viking settlement of Iceland....More

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Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very kind review. So glad that the exhibits gave you a deeper understanding of how hard it was surviving through the centuries in Iceland. Best regards Sigridur Margret

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little museum in the small town of Borgarness. Good to visit if you're in the area anyway. Two different audio guides (many languages to choose from) lead you through a small exhibition: one about the Saga of Egil, the other about history of Iceland....More

Thank LAK74
Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you and your husband enjoyed it and found it helpful to put the places you visited into a historical perspective. Very many kids enjoy the exhibits but they have to have an interest in the old Sagas - otherwise...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We put on our headset and went from exhibit to exhibit. There was a lot of diversity to the exhibits. I didn't realize until after how much I had retained of the information. The village is very picturesque. My husband and I walk around and...More

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Settlement C, Owner at The Settlement Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and thank you for pointing out the beauty of our village Borgarnes. Best regards Sigridur Margret

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Settlement C
HI Eleanor Thank you for your review. I am curious to know why it came to your mind to write it so long after you visited. Hope to see you again. love Sirry (manager)
15 January 2015|
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Response from paulsagiv | Reviewed this property |
It was on my mind for a long time - as many other interesting sites I had visited on this trip - just didn't had the time to write before! Paul
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