Information about Settlement Center

At the Settlement Center in Borgarnes in West Iceland, you can learn about the age of settlement and about viking and poet and Egill Skallagrimsson of Egils saga fame.

At the settlement exhibition you‘ll learn about the discovery of Iceland, how the first sailors braved the North Atlantic Ocean to reach our island and about its subsequent settlement, eventually leading to the founding of what may be the oldest parliament in the world, Althingi, at Thingvellir in 930 AD.

At the Egils saga exhibition you‘ll learn about the legendary viking and poet Egill Skallagrimsson. His father, Skalla-Grimur sailed to Iceland early in the settlement age and settled in Borgarfjordur, where Egill was born and raised. The dramatic and fascinating saga of Egill's life is perhaps the most beloved of all the Icelandic sagas. If you haven‘t read Egils saga, we highly recommend that you do so!

The museum uses multimedia and theater techniques to offer the visitior a vivid experience. Audio guides are available in Icelandic, English, German, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Norwegian. A complete exhibition circuit of each exhibition takes around 30 minutes.

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