According to Icelandic lore, Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson was the founder and first inhabitant of Reykjavík beginning in 874 AD. However, in 2001, archeologists uncovered earlier relics. These discoveries became the impetus for The Settlement Exhibition. Also called Reykjavík 871±2, it is a creation of the Reykjavík City Museum. Displayed are remnants of a 10th century longhouse found below the foundation of this building. Other artifacts and exhibits tell fascinating stories of the earliest pioneers during Iceland’s Settlement Age (874 – 930) and the Viking Age (8th – 11th centuries).