News Tagged with “Vikings”

A drawing of a proposed Viking farm which will rise in the area.

Viking world to rise in Mosfellsdalur

23 Oct A new Viking world will rise in Mosfellsdalur in the vicinity of Reykjavik. The area will feature a church, farms, animal pens and a workshop to show what life was like in Iceland in the 11th and 12th century.

View on Iceland: Blue Lagoon, Feminism and Viking Strength

26 Nov Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

View on Iceland: Travel, Tourism Boom and Murderous Vikings

8 Oct 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Iceland Viking sword on show at National Museum

7 Oct 2016 The tenth-century Viking sword found in South Iceland last month will be on display for one day only at the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik.

Reykjavik storm sinks Icelandic Viking ship

Reykjavik storm sinks Icelandic Viking ship

6 Oct 2016 The stormy conditions that lashed the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik last night sank a 30-foot replica Viking ship which was moored in the city’s harbour.

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Video: Viking sword was just "waiting to be picked up"

5 Sep 2016 An important archeological discovery was made this weekend by a group of hunters in Iceland. They picked up a sword thought to be from the tenth century which was placed on a pagan grave at the beginning of Iceland's settlement.

The sword is a very important archeological find.

Tenth century Viking sword discovered in Iceland

5 Sep 2016 A few friends hunting for geese accidentally discovered an impressive Viking sword this weekend which they handed over to the Cultural Heritage Centre of Iceland.

The longhouse will be the centrepiece of the village, and will feature exhibitions and a restaurant.

Viking village to be built near Reykjavik

7 Jul 2016 Construction of a Viking village in Mosfellsdalur is underway, a project which has been under preparation for two years.

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VIDEO: Viking Dragon ship in Reykjavik

12 May 2016 Those interested in viewing the Dragon Harald Hairfair ship current moored at Reykjavik Harbour can do so today between 3pm and 5pm.

The Dragon Harald Hairfair.

PHOTOS: The Viking Dragon has landed

10 May 2016 The much-awaited 35-metre ‘Dragon Harald Fairhair’ Viking longship has arrived in Iceland.

The 'Dragon Harald Fairhair'.

Viking longship sailing for Iceland today

6 May 2016 The 35-metre ‘Dragon Harald Fairhair’ Viking longship making the transatlantic trip from Norway to North American is expected to embark on the Iceland leg of its journey today.

Ólafía Þ. Stef­áns­dótt­ir receiving her award next to the newly named aircraft.

Air Iceland aircraft to be named after Viking settler women

6 May 2016 Air Iceland’s new Bombardier aircraft will be named after strong respected women from the early years of Iceland’s settlement.

The 'Dragon Harald Fairhair'.

Largest existing Viking ship on way to Iceland

27 Apr 2016 The 35-metre ‘Dragon Harald Fairhair’ Viking longship is on its way to Iceland and is expected to make an appearance early next month.

Until now it has been believed that Nordic people went no further than to L'­An­se aux Medows in Newfoundland. The new discovery changes that.

Discovery of new Viking site in North America: Icelandic author not surprised

3 Apr 2016 "I'm not surprised, but I find this discovery absolutely remarka­ble," says Icelandic meterolog­ist and aut­hor Páll Bergþórs­son about the news of an ancient Vik­ing site spotted on sa­telite pict­ur­es in New­found­land in North America. Bergþórsson is the author of The Wine­land Millenni­um: Saga and Evi­dence/ Vín­lands­gát­an, which was nom­ina­ted for the Icelandic Litera­t­ure Prize in 1997.

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Nipples, glaciers and pagans: a 2015 retrospective

22 Dec 2015 As the year draws to a close, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2015 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

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