The Settlement Center, Borgarnes

4.3
#1 of 10 in Museums in West Region
The two main exhibits at The Settlement Center cover Viking culture and the first settlements of Iceland. The audio-visual elements of the settlement exhibit give a deeper understanding of what it feels like to journey into unknown lands. In the second exhibit, learn about the life of Egill Skallagrimsson, Iceland's most famous Viking. Visiting this museum can provide a rich context for the rest of your trip to Iceland. Audio guides are available in twelve languages. Use our Borgarnes online day trip planner to arrange your visit to The Settlement Center and other attractions in Borgarnes.
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  • We ate here two evenings in a row. A large, spacious restaurant with elegant furniture and fittings. The fish and the lamb were both very good, the desserts were also tempting. The local Viking beer.....  more »
  • The self guided tour was informative and several of the exhibits were very cool. A tad spendy for the price..as it is self guided.  more »
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  • Awesome lunch buffet, we went there twice while we have been around, everything was delicious and very fresh, great for vegetarians or vegan (quite rare in Iceland)! The salads were each time different and very creative mixtures with lots of fresh herbs. I would highly recommend eating there, but you might want to make a reservation in advance as it can be fully booked during lunch...
  • We had a delicious lunch in the restaurant. Everything was super fresh, local, and thoughtfully prepared. And boy, what flavours! We took the menus, which are great value and worth it. The staff are also super friendly and smiling. Very highly recommend this place!

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