Bjarni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, doctoral student.

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Old Prison Comes Back Into View — Like New

14 Nov The newly renovated former prison on Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík, was finally revealed Tuesday night after being hidden from view.

Gísli Sigurðsson.

New Findings Correspond with Conclusions Drawn from Sagas

23 Oct We reported Thursday on an article, published in Nature, in which scientists state they now have proof of the presence of the Vikings in Newfoundland in the year 1021.

From L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

Proof of Viking Presence in North America in 1021

21 Oct Scientists have found proof that the Vikings were present in Newfoundland in the year 1021.

Áskell Heiðar Ásgeirsson, holding a key to the virtual reality battle.

‘1238 The Battle of Iceland’ Receives International Nomination

5 Sep The exhibition “1238 The Battle of Iceland,” which opened in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, in the summer of 2019, has been nominated for the Heritage in Motion Awards.

Sunnefa Lind, enjoying work at Eiríksstaðir.

Giving Guests a Glimpse of Life in Viking Age

20 Aug What surprises Icelandic visitors is hearing that people in the Viking Age probable slept sitting.

British PM Churchill addresses the crowd gathered in front of the parliamentary building.

80 Years Since Churchill Charmed the Icelandic Nation

16 Aug Eighty years ago today, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Iceland.

Today Is National Day of Iceland

17 Jun Today is the National Day of Iceland, celebrated to commemorate the foundation of the Republic of Iceland on June 17, 1944.

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 2020 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 2020 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.

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