Viking longhouse discovered in East Iceland

Stöðvarfjörður, a remote fjord in the east, could have been ...

Stöðvarfjörður, a remote fjord in the east, could have been one of the first settlements in Iceland. Photo/ Fjarðarbyggð

Archeological excavations have pointed to the discovery of a Viking longhouse from the age of settlement in Iceland in Stöð, Stöðvarfjörður in East Iceland. 

On the local website, Fjarðarbyggð, it says that clues about extremely important archeological findings had appeared. An archeologist at the site says that all conclusions point to the fact that the longhouse is the settlement longhouse mentioned in the ancient Landnáma, the medieval book of settlement. The farm at Stöð is thought to be the first settlement longhouse in East Iceland.

The community  of Fjarðarbyggð will be responsible for the preservation of the artefacts unearthed there until they are delivered to the National Museum of Iceland for further research. 

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