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Brakarbraut 13-15, Borgarnes, 310, Iceland | +354 437 1600

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Iceland’s elaborate history is well documented in its collection of Sagas, many of which are available for purchase at almost any bookstore across the country. Rather than toting a giant tome back home with you, stop by the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes to learn the story of Iceland’s colonization. Told through beautiful woodcuts and a captivating audio guide, this museum is the handiwork of two noted Icelandic actors (and the parents of esteemed artist Ragnar Kjartansson). A second exhibit, told in a similar fashion, recounts the story of anti-hero Egill Skallagrimsson, a notorious Viking poet and warrior.

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Settlement Centre

Iceland’s elaborate history is well documented in its collection of Sagas, many of which are available for purchase at almost any bookstore across the country. Rather than toting a giant tome back home with you, stop by the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes to learn the story of Iceland’s colonization. Told through beautiful woodcuts and a captivating audio guide, this museum is the handiwork of two noted Icelandic actors (and the parents of esteemed artist Ragnar Kjartansson). A second exhibit, told in a similar fashion, recounts the story of anti-hero Egill Skallagrimsson, a notorious Viking poet and warrior.