The City of Reykjavík has reached an agreement to buy the oldest house in downtown Reykjavík for over ISK 260 million (USD 2.5 million/EUR 2 million).
A volcanic eruption in Iceland in late 822 was likely responsible for widespread famine, plague, and freezing temperatures throughout Europe, The Economist reports.
Four pagan graves, believed to date from the tenth century, were discovered by archaeologists on Dysnes point, near Akureyri.
An old house inside Laugarvatnshellir cave in Southwest Iceland has been reconstructed and will be open to tourists this summer.
The Spies Who Came Back to the Cold: An Icelandic Saga of WW2 Spies, Deception, Intrigue and Diplomacy is the name of the latest book by Bernard O’Connor.
María Pálsdóttir, actress and entrepreneur, plans to re-open a disused tuberculosis treatment center.
Reykjavík police have been questioning the captain of the research ship Seabed Constructor, which was summoned to land by the Icelandic Coastguard.
Norwegian media have managed to trace the roots of US President Elect Donald Trump to Norse people in the Hebrides.
Story has it that a comment from US President Richard Nixon during his 1973 visit to Iceland saved historical houses in Reykjavík from demolition.
Sunday, October 9, you’ll have a chance to see the Viking sword, recently discovered in South Iceland, with your own eyes.
Archaeologists have found the bottom of a grave in the land of Ytri-Ásar in Skaftárhreppur, South Iceland, where a Viking sword and human bones were recently discovered.
Today, goose hunters discovered human bones near the place in South Iceland where a Viking Age sword was recently found.
A recent archaeological find in Iceland suggests that the country may have been inhabited as early as the year 800, or 74 years earlier than its official settlement date.
University of Iceland History Professor Gunnar Karlsson suggests the sword discovered by goose hunters in South Iceland may have belonged to the priest and chieftain Hróar Tungugoði.
Today, archaeologists from the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland and a specialist in human bones came to Eldvatn lake, South Iceland, where a sword from the Viking Age was discovered last weekend.
Goose hunters in Skaftárhreppur district, South Iceland, may not have caught a single goose last night.
Unique items have been found in archaeological study. A bone pin with an animal head and a silver coin, somewhat similar to other coins found in Nordic countries,
Remains of a structural wall and a short tunnel from the twelfth century, which are mentioned in the Sagas of the Icelanders, appear to have been found using geophysical surveying at Hrafnseyri, by Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords.
Following Iceland’s adoption of Christianity in around 1000 AD, it is believed a church was built on the present-day corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti in Reykjavík. 800 years’ worth of Reykjavík residents are buried in the graveyard, which is now being excavated.
The Leif Erikson Exploration Awards were presented this week at the Exploration Museum in Húsavík, North Iceland, according to a press release from the museum.