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Vikings have been feasting in Hafnarfjörður since 1990, when a restaurant opened in the second-oldest house in Hafnarfjörður, dating from 1841. The Viking Village hosts feasts for up to 350 peop.....

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An impressive Viking-Age longhouse stood at Hofsstaðir from the Settlement period (AD 870-930) until the twelfth century.  The historic park aims to give an impression of Hofsstaðir at that time.....

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Þingvellir National Park

Type: Buildings Monuments Ruins Þingvellir, 801

The history of Iceland and of the Icelandic nation coincide at Þingvellir, where the Alþingi (national assembly) met each year from 930 until 1798. Many crucial events in Icelandic history took .....

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The Saga of Gísli Súrsson

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The Saga of Gísli takes place mostly in the West Fjords in the late 10th century. It tells the story of warrior Gísli Súrsson and his 13 years of outlawry. The West Vikings association was founded .....

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The regions of Vatnsdalur valley and þing in the district of Austur-Húnavatnssýsla are the settings of the Saga of the Vatnsdalur People. The project on the area of the Saga of the Vatnsdalur Peopl.....

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Sturlung Trail

Type: Monuments Ruins Saga Trails Tours Events Tourist Information Center, 540

Are you interested in seeing the sites of some of the blood-curdling events of the civil war that raged in the Sturlung Age? Learning about the colourful characters and their roles in history? V.....

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Medival Trading Post

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Gásir is an important archaeological site. It was the major port/trading centre of north Iceland in the middle ages, and until the sixteenth century, dealing in such costly commodities as sulphu.....

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The Arctic Henge at Raufarhöfn is under construction. The Henge will harness the Midnight Sun at the Arctic Circle. It is inspired by the mythical world of eddic poem Völuspá (Prophecy of the Seere.....

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The Saga of Hrafnkell tells of Hrafnkell Freysgoði (who worshipped the Norse god Freyr), a powerful chieftain who lived at Aðalból in Hrafnkelsdalur valley. When Hrafnkell kills one of his sheph.....

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