Víkingaheimar is a Museum located right off the main road from the international airport in Iceland.
Vikingaheimar is the home of the Viking Ship Íslendingur (the Icelander). Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeologicalfind of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882.
Vikingaheimar is also a home of a portion of the Viking millennium exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. This exhibition sheds light into the Norse settlement and explorations of unknown lands.
Exhibitions at Vikingaheimar
Vikings of the North Atlantic
The Story of the Viking Expansion across the North Atlantic. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution in USA
Fate of the Gods
Exhibition on Norse mythology and myths. Visitors are guided through this ancient ideology where the world of the Gods vividly appears through visual arts, storytelling andmusic. The exhibition is put together by reputable Icelandic contemporary artists and experts in Nordic studies to form an impressive and modern work of art about ancient cultural heritage.
The vikingship Islendingur
The ship is an exact replica of a ninth-century viking ship and was sailed across the Atlantic in the year 2000 as a part of the millenial celebration of Leifur Eiríksson´s journey to the New World.
The settlement of Iceland
Archaeological findings from the Suðurnes Region. Remains from the oldest occupation on Reykjanes peninsula.
Iceland saga trails
A presentation from the The Iceland Saga Trail Association. Over 30 museums, exhibitions, heritage sites, man-made structures, festivals, the sites of certain sagas, and so on.