Tag: Iceland

10 Epic Medieval Icelandic Sagas One Should Absolutely Read

The Icelandic sagas, written during the High Middle Ages, constitute a significant body of work of the medieval Icelandic literature, alongside the eddas and the skaldic poems. These manuscripts were mostly penned by anonymous authors, whose identities were either not revealed or remained very much obscure in the passing of time. However, these medieval literary…


The Tall Troll Sculpture At Arnarstapi, On Snæfellsnes, Western Iceland

The large troll sculpture at Arnarstapi, a small village located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland, was designed by the Icelandic sculptor Ragnar Kjartansson, co-founder of the Icelandic Sculptors Society in 1972. The large monolith built in stone is the embodiment of a legendary figure recounted in the Icelandic sagas as Bárður Snæfellsás, a…


Puzzling Ring-shaped Formations West Of Reykjavík Might Indicate Gaelic Legacy From The Viking Age

Seltjarnarnes is a little town located in southwestern Iceland, quite close to the country’s capital Reykjavík. On the namesake peninsula there lies a series of rather peculiar ring-shaped formations which could ultimately be the remains of several Viking Age constructions built by Irish settlers during the 9th century. These formations were discovered during the 1980s…


The Spectacular Icelandic Landscapes Of Vatnajökull And Jökulsárlón

The small Nordic nation of Iceland is doubtlessly full of spectacular landscapes and natural wonders worth visiting. In this respect, the Vatnajökull National Park (one of the three national parks in Iceland) offers a variety of astonishing sceneries which feature the crystal clear beauty of meadows, rivers, and ice alongside the hectic and powerful volcanic/geothermal…


Icelandic President Is Willing To Interdict Pineapple Topping On Pizza

Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson would like to forbidden the usage of pineapple fruit on pizzas in Iceland. He has expressed a profound distaste with respect to the exotic fruit as an ingredient on the Italian dish while on a visit in the small town of Akureyri, northern Iceland. Lately, he has stated that, if he…