15 JanHalf of Iceland's population was still living in turf homes in 1910.
Due to lack of trees in Iceland, building out of turf was a popular building material and thick turf walls were useful to ward off the cold.
23 NovKatrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, and Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark will attend the centenary celebrations.
10 Aug Animal bones dating from the ninth century have been discovered in Sandvík, Selárstströnd in Kaldraneshreppur district, a remote area at the tip of the West Fjords of Iceland. Archeologists will be digging in the area for the next few weeks.
31 May 2018In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics report new findings about the founding of the Icelandic population, and its subsequent evolution, based on ancient DNA. The study appears today in the online edition of Science.