Today Is National Day of Iceland

News Tagged with “History”
From Djúpivogur, the East Fjords.

Memorial to Rise of First Black Settler in Iceland

6 Mar The Icelandic government has approved state funding for the memorial of farmer and merchant Hans Jónatan, believed to have been the first black man to have settled in Iceland.

A video camera is pointed at Keilir mountain.

Livestream in Case of Eruption

2 Mar Víkurfréttir, the local news service of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, installed a video camera last night, pointed at Keilir mountain and vicinity.

Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir Tölgyes and Ylfingur Kristján Árnason have an amazing connection.

Toddlers with Truly Remarkable Ties from 20th Century

31 Oct Two smiling three-year-olds, Tinna and Ylfingur, who just found out they have a remarkable connection, adorn Tuesday’s front page of Morgunblaðið.

Pieces from the wreck on Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

Glacier Returns Fragments of Flying Fortress

19 Sep Debris from an American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that crashed into Eyjafjallajökull glacier during World War II is gradually coming to light as the glacier recedes.

A famous photo from May 10, 1940. British soldiers on Kirkjustræti street in Reykjavík and curious passers-by.

Eighty Years Since Iceland Was Occupied

11 May 2020 Yesterday, May 10, 80 years had passed since Iceland was occupied by British forces during World War II.

El Grillo, before it was shot down in 1944.

Trying to Contain Oil Leakage in East Fjords

3 May 2020 By the end of May, the Icelandic Coast Guard plans to make the first step toward preventing further leakage from the wreck of a British oil tanker, lying at the bottom of Seyðisfjörður.

From the National Museum of Iceland.

National Museum among Europe’s Top 12

25 Jan 2020 The National Museum of Iceland is among Europe’s 12 best city museums, according to The Guardian.

Súðavík, 25 years ago.

Deadly Avalanche 25 Years Ago Remembered

16 Jan 2020 Twenty-five years ago today, an avalanche fell in the village Súðavík in the West Fjords, claiming 14 lives.

“They Are Part of Our History”

12 Nov 2019 The 700 manuscripts, written in Iceland in the Middle Ages, that used to be part of the collection of Icelandic manuscript collector Árni Magnússon (1663-1730), are to remain at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

Tuula Hyvärinen.

Survived Two Plane Crashes in a Single Day

10 Nov 2019 Tuula Hyvärinen, a Finnish woman, survived two plane crashes in Iceland in a single day.

Dear brother, the letter begins.

Letter Found in Attic Solves Mystery

27 Oct 2019 For seven years, Guðrún Dóra Þórudóttir wondered who might have written the letter she found in the attic of her house at Háteigsvegur 20 in Reykjavík.

Thomas Jarvis is pictured in the center.

‘Used to Digging up Dead People’

13 Oct 2019 Electrical engineer Trausti Traustason is used to digging.

From Seyðisfjörður.

Trouble Deep in Seyðisfjörður

7 Sep 2019 The town of Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, is in deep trouble – literally.

Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, right, looks at an old manuscript at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, guided by the institute's director, Guðrún Nordal.

Iceland to Request Manuscripts from Denmark

29 Aug 2019 The Icelandic government is interested in reclaiming Old Icelandic manuscripts from Denmark.

From the museum.

Tourists Take Part in Bloody Battle in Skagafjörður

3 Aug 2019 For the past month and a half, tourists have enjoyed taking part in a bloody battle in Skagafjörður, North Iceland.




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