History Museums West of Iceland

The Settlement Center in Borgarnes

SAGA Exhibitions
Offering a wealth of information, the Settlement Center provides a wonderful insight into Iceland’s history.

Two unique exhibitions
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-Grimsson 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.

A multi-media experience
Audio guides take you on a voyage of discovery and are available in 15 languages; Icelandic, English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, German, French, Italian, Polish,  Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Dutch. A complete circuit of one exhibition takes about 30 minutes.

Family friendly restaurant
Curiosity is not the only hunger you can satisfy at the Settlement Center, with our bright and spacious second-floor restaurant offering a tasty selection. A local favorite is our daily lunch buffet, featuring freshly prepared soups, salads, and homemade breads.

A free guided tour on your smartphone – from Keflavik airport to Borgarnes.
You can find Smart Guide North Atlantic at the App Store or Play Store. Look for the map of Iceland and zoom in on  Keflavik Airport, then select the tour. You can also download the app at home and listen to it before you arrive. Simply choose manual instead of GPS mode.


320 Reykholt
+354 437-1600

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