Pieces from the wreck on Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

Glacier Returns Fragments of Flying Fortress

News Tagged with “History”
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Little Gay Reykjavík: Book on Queer History

23 Jun 2019 A new book, titled Little Gay Reykjavík: Queer History and Anecdotes, by Guðjón Ragnar Jónasson, has just come out in English.

The Lady of the Mountains this year was actress Aldís Amah Hamilton.

June 17th in Pictures

18 Jun 2019 Thousands of people took part in festivities all over the country yesterday, on the National Day of Iceland, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Iceland.

Today Is National Day of Iceland

17 Jun 2019 Today, the 17th of June, is the National Day of Iceland.

Part of the book cover of 'Iceland in World War II.'

New Book on Iceland in World War II

15 Jun 2019 A new book in English on Iceland in World War II has just hit the shelves in Iceland.

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