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History of Iceland

Reykjavik and Vicinity

Reykjavik (smokey bay) is one of the many place names in Iceland containing the element reyk from reykur (smoke). The “smoke” the first settlers saw on sighting...

Vikings and Settlement

At the time when the Irish had discovered Iceland and started regular sailings there, boatbuilding and skill in navigation were also developing on the west coas...

Iceland Discovered

It will forever remain unknown who was the first man to step on the shores of the island in the North Atlantic now called Iceland. It is, however, well known th...

National Museum of Iceland

National Museum of Iceland Treasure Trove of Sources for Years to Come Hjálmar R. Bárðarson, naval engineer and amateur photographer, bequeathed his collect...

HRAFNSEYRI

  HRAFNSEYRI A farm that changed a nation, a museum for the future A  small, very remote farm, on a mountainside almost at the end of the world; the hom...