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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…

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…

Stores in Reykjavík and Akureyri selling quality goods made in Iceland. The branding uses typical Viking imagery of a horned helmet and beard.

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Replica of the Leifr Eiríksson (Leif Erikson) statue outside the Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík. Leifr led the expedition to Vinland in North America.

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Many of the streets in this central area of Reykjavík are named after the Norse Gods. The first street to be named was Óðinsgata in the early twentieth century.

Viking ship decoration on the side of a house in Reykjavik

Hotel Óðinsvé in Reykjavik. One of a number of enterprises named for the god Odin. Óðinsvé means 'Odin's sanctuary' and is the root form of the Danish city 'Odense'.

Óðinstorg (Odin's square) named for the god Odin.

Guesthouse Odinn is at 9 Óðinsgata in Reykjavik. Nine is a number associated with the god Odin.

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.
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