Ninth century animal bones found in distant West Fjords

In a research revealed immediately, scientists at deCODE Genetics report new findings in regards to the founding of the Icelandic inhabitants, and its subsequent evolution, based mostly on historic DNA. The research seems immediately within the on-line version of Science.

A coach driver for a vacationer coach drove right into a wall of Glaumbær, a historic turf constructed farm in Skagafjörður, North Iceland,and left a big gap earlier than driving off.

New analysis sugggests that an eruption in Eldgjá had an affect on the change to faith in Iceland within the tenth century finds a crew of scientists at Cambridge University. Iceland transformed from paganism to Christianity across the 12 months 1000.

Magnús Ágústsson, an adolescent on the time, was going to collect sheep in Bieringstangi in Vatnsleysuströnd on the Reykjanes peninsula 75 years in the past when he noticed a airplane flying low over his farm and going straight in direction of him.

“Important evidences level to that the church door of Valþjófsstaður “Valþjófsstaðarhurðin” initially got here from a cloister that chieftain Jón Loftsson based at Keldur, Rangárvellir within the 12 months 1193,” Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir says about her new e-book that has been simply revealed by The Historical Society and The National Museum of Iceland. The e-book’s title is: In Search of the Cloisters – Five centuries of Cloister Life in Iceland.

A brand new Viking world will rise in Mosfellsdalur within the neighborhood of Reykjavik. The space will characteristic a church, farms, animal pens and a workshop to indicate what life was like in Iceland within the 11th and 12th century.

Austurbæjarbíó, or the East Reykjavik cinema on Snorrabraut has now been became an exhibition area for “Tales of Iceland,” an exhibition on Icelandic historical past, nature and society.

The National Museum of Iceland obtained an ornate nationwide costume as a present from the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia. The costume belonged to an Icelandic girl who emigrated to Canada on the finish of the 19th century.

Six battleships and one submarine sailed from Faxaflói bay from Reykjavík up Hvalfjörður on Friday to commemorate that 75 years have handed for the reason that allied convoy PQ17 was destroyed by Nazi submarines and ships in WWII.

Today is Iceland’s nationwide day! Often solely known as ‘the seventeenth of June’, there are festivities all around the nation on at the present time, with balloons, sweets, music and all the pieces else you possibly can ask from a competition. But what is the story behind at the present time?

A big iceberg was noticed by the crew of fishing vessel Engey RE-1 north of Ísafjarðardjúp yesterday.

Fireworks over a lagoon stuffed with icebergs appears like a scene out of a movie, but it surely’s really an annual occasion at Jökulsárlón lagoon in South East Iceland, now happening on Saturday, August 11th.

Icelandic actress and singer Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir will likely be taking part in the principle position in a brand new HBO collection filmed in Norway and Lithuania. She was chosen out of a whole bunch of candidates.

A scientist on the Iceland Met Office says that measurements within the river Skaftá that the stream of water has returned to regular. The glacial outburst flood is subsequently over.

This weekend the climate outlook is for brilliant skies and temperatures between 9 – 18 in most components of Iceland.

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