The parcel in 1982.

Parcel Returned to Sender After 32 Years

News Tagged with “History”
From the Open Air Museum at Skógar.

Cultural Heritage Legend Þórður Tómasson Dies at 100

31 Jan Þórður Tómasson, the founder and long-time director of Skógar Museum, South Iceland, has passed away at the age of 100.

This is what the church will look like.

Bessastaðakirkja Church to Get New Look: Video

12 Dec There are plans to begin the renovation of the interior of Bessastaðakirkja church.

Bergsveinn Birgisson, left, and Ásgeir Jónsson.

Central Bank Director Denies Accusations of Plagiarism

10 Dec Writer Bergsveinn Birgisson has accused the governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, Ásgeir Jónsson, of plagiarizing his work.

Bjarni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, doctoral student.

‘Like Finding Gold’

24 Nov “Finding old Icelandic manuscripts is like finding gold.”

Looks like new.

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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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.

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