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According to the Landnámabók,1 (the Book of Settlement) Reykjavík was first settled by Ingólfr Arnarson in c. AD 870.


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1. See “The Vikings in Iceland: The Discovery and Settlement of iceland“..

The Settlement Museum in Reykjavík
Image: Wikipedia (click to enlarge)

For more information about the Settlement Museum i n Reykjavík
go to the website here…

In 2001, excavations in advance of the construction of a hotel at 101 Reykjavík, on Aðalstræti 16, on the corner of Aðalstræti and Suðurgata located the remains of a Viking Period longhouse.

The excavated longhouse now forms the focus of a museum about the Viking Settlement.

In 2018 excavations near the centre of Reykjavík revealed another Viking Age longhouse. The line of stones shows part of the remaining foundations of the building.
Photo: David Beard (click on the image to enlarge).

In 2018 excavations near the centre of Reykjavík revealed another Viking Age longhouse. The line of stones shows part of the remaining foundations of the building.
Photo: David Beard (click on the image to enlarge).

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