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Photo of the Sun Voyager, a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, and unveiled in 1990 near Sæbraut in Reykjavík, Iceland. Though many people assume it to represent a Viking Ship and refer to Norse heritage, the artist's…

Statue by Einar Jónsson erected in 1924 at Arnarhóll in the centre of Reykjavík. It depicts Ingólfr Arnarson, who is named in Landnámabók ('The Book of Settlements') as the first Scandinavian settler in Iceland. He is said to have named…

Vélaverkstæðið Thor is a metalworking workshop in Heimaey in the Westman Islands. It uses the image of the Norse god Thor in its branding.

Many place names in Iceland reference the earliest Norse settlers, such as this example of Ingólfshvoll (Ingólfr's Hill), referring to the first permanent settler, Ingólfr Arnarson whose name appears in several place names in the vicinity of…

Surtsey is an island that was formed during an eruption in 1963-67. It was named Surtsey (Surt's Island) after the fire giant (or jötunn) Surtr, who will engulf the world with his flaming sword at Ragnarök.

Andrey Korovin (Moscow State Pedagogical University), ‘ Thorvald Kondrason as a Saga Hero and the Main Character in a Historical Novel’. Chaired by Alison Killilea. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25…

A scholarly edition of the late Eddic (or Eddic-style) poem 'Hrafnagaldur Óðins' (Odin's Raven Spell) by Annette Lassen, for the Viking Society for Norther Research (2011). The edition is available to download as a PDF.

Photo of a Viking Tour bus in Heimaey in the Westman Islands. The company runs tours by boat and bus. The branding of the business draws on the Viking heritage of the islands.

Essay Question: To what extent do the authors of Gísla saga Súrssonar and Grettis saga Ásmundarsonar critique Icelandic law and the sentence of outlawry?

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"Playing cards depicting the Norse pagan gods and characters from the myths as interpreted by Icelandic artist Nína Björk Bjarkadóttir. An explanatory booklet is included in…
The Comedytheatre in the Westfjords of Iceland will perform in English the powerful play Grettir every Wednesday this summer in Isafjordur. Shows will be in Edinborg Cultural Centre Isafjordur and starts at 20.00 every Wednesday. Tickets avalible at…

An article on the BBC News website about the chance discovery of a Viking Age sword in Iceland.

"Vikingen" - Isländsk man i vikingadräkt vid Ármannsfell, Þingvellir, Island
("The Viking" - Icelandic man in Viking costume at Ármann Fell, Thingvellir , Iceland.)

Note the lack of horns on the helmet, but outlandish spear and belt buckle.

Carl Phelpstead (Cardiff University), ‘ Past and Present Identities in Margaret Elphinstone’ s Islanders’. Chaired by Dieuwke la Roi. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016.

A tug / pilot vessel used to guide large ships in and out of Reykjavik harbour - named after Thor's son Magni, gifted with prodigious strength.

A photograph of Snorri's bath at Reykholt, Iceland. There used to be a tunnel from the cellar of Snorri's house to just above the bath. The tunnel is now filled in.

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A short essay on the history of the Icelandic horse from the Viking Age onwards

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Cheese from Iceland and produced by Dala, which is named Höfðingi ('chieftain'), and features both a Viking and runes of the older futhark.
This is the opening poem of the Poetic Edda, chanted in a style influenced by rímur tradition by Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson, allsherjargoði (very roughly translated as "high priest") of Iceland's Ásatrúarfélagið (Æsir Faith Fellowship) from…
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