Tag: Iceland

20 Spectacular Natural Landscapes From The Nordic Countries

There are doubtlessly a lot of natural landscapes to discover and enjoy in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries in general. Below is depicted only a series of twenty such spectacular sceneries that you should see. The photographs will be displayed in the following geographic order: Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway. Thus, without further…


Iceland Become World’s Smallest Country To Qualify For The FIFA World Cup

The Nordic country of Iceland have just become the world’s smallest nation to have ever qualified for a final FIFA tournament. After astonishing the entire football universe by acceding to the group stage of UEFA EURO 2016 and subsequently managing to kick out England in the Round of 16, the Icelanders have proved once again…


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…