Guðmundur Einarsson, left, and Geirfinnur Einarsson. The both disappeared without a trace.

Will Iceland’s Most Notorious Missing Person Case Be Reopened?

20 May The most notorious unsolved missing person case in Iceland is in the news again.

Fifteen DC-3/C-47 aircraft, like the ones in the picture, will be arriving in Reykjavík next week.

Fifteen DC-3/C-47 Coming to Reykjavík

16 May Reykjavík Airport is getting ready for the arrival of 15 DC-3/C-47 aircraft next week.

Parading on the First Day of Summer.

First Day of Summer - Summary

25 Apr Today is the First Day of Summer in Iceland.

The Evanger herring processing plant in Siglufjörður, Northeast Iceland.

Siglufjörður Avalanche Remembered

13 Apr A hundred years ago this week, avalanches hit Siglufjörður and vicinity in Northeast Iceland, killing 18 people.

A turf church in Árbæjarsafn in Reykjavik.

Iceland's traditional turf houses

15 Jan Half 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.

Sovereignty celebrations in Reykjavik in 1018.

Iceland's oldest building open on Sovereignty Day, December 1st

23 Nov Katrín 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.

The present brothers from Reynistaður, from left, Steinn, Helgi and Jón Sigurðsson, standing beside the memorial.

Reynistaður brothers are home, 238 years after leaving

2 Sep A memorial for the legendary brothers from Reynistaður was unveiled in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, last weekend.

The shotgun shell found by the boys.

Boys in East Fjords find live WW II shell

28 Aug Explosives experts from the Icelandic Coast Guard were called out this week, at the request of the East Iceland Police, after four boys, aged 11-12, found a strange object.

.An illustration to show how the ancient farm could have been situated.

Ninth century animal bones discovered in remote West Fjords

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.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCODE, anthropologist Sunna Ebensardóttir and anthropologist Agnar Helgason.

deCode Genetics publish new findings on the founding of the Icelandic population

31 May In 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.

The  hole in the ancient wall.

Coach driver drives into ancient turf farm and causes damage

3 May 2018 A coach driver for a tourist coach drove into a wall of Glaumbær, a historic turf built farm in Skagafjörður, North Iceland,and left a large hole before driving off.

Eldgjá is in the South Highlands of Iceland.

10th century Eldgjá eruption thought to have influenced Christianisation of Iceland

19 Mar 2018 New research sugggests that an eruption in Eldgjá had an influence on the change to religion in Iceland in the tenth century finds a team of scientists at Cambridge University. Iceland converted from paganism to Christianity around the year 1000.

Magnús Ágústsson is 95 years old and believes he will never know why that RAF plane shot at him when he was a teenager.

Icelandic man remembers RAF plane shooting at him 75 years ago in remote farmland

8 Dec 2017 Magnús Ágústsson, a teenager at the time, was going to gather sheep in Bieringstangi in Vatnsleysuströnd on the Reykjanes peninsula 75 years ago when he saw a plane flying low over his farm and going straight towards him.

Archaeologist Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir has for years researched the cloisters of medieval times in Iceland.

Is the cloister door found?

26 Oct 2017 "Important evidences point to that the church door of Valþjófsstaður "Valþjófsstaðarhurðin" originally came from a cloister that chieftain Jón Loftsson founded at Keldur, Rangárvellir in the year 1193," Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir says about her new book that has been just published by The Historical Society and The National Museum of Iceland. The book's title is: In Search of the Cloisters - Five centuries of Cloister Life in Iceland.

A drawing of a proposed Viking farm which will rise in the area.

Viking world to rise in Mosfellsdalur

23 Oct 2017 A new Viking world will rise in Mosfellsdalur in the vicinity of Reykjavik. The area will feature a church, farms, animal pens and a workshop to show what life was like in Iceland in the 11th and 12th century.

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