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Murders

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders, executions and slayings took place in Iceland.

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Murders and Executions The Highlands

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

Murders and Executions North Iceland

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

Murders and Executions West Iceland

According to the Book of Settlements and the Sturlunga Saga, many murders,... more

Suðurland: Smáorrustur, illdeilur,morð og aftökur á miðöldum.

Smáorrustur, illdeilur,morð og aftökur á miðöldum menning og saga... more

Kirkjubol

Kirkjubol was a farm at Gardskagi, often occupied by rich farmers and... more

JUNKARAGERDI

Junkaragerdi was a farm just north of the Hafnaberg Cliffs Its name was... more

VALLEY EILIFSDALUR Kjos county

Valley Eilifsdalur cuts into Mt Esja from the Whale Bay in the north to the... more

HVALNES

Hvalnes is a farm and a low headland at the foot of Mt East Horn, a... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in North Iceland

The witch hunt in Europe started around the year 1480 and continued to the turn... more

MODRUVELLIR FARM

Modrufell is a farm in Hrafnagilshreppur county in district... more

Munkathvera farm

Munkathvera is a farm, a church site and a former manor in the Laugaland... more

GELDINGAHOLT

Farm Geldingaholt is in the Seyla County in the Skagafjordur District It was... more

FLUGUMYRI

Flugumyri is a farm and a church site in the Blonduhlid County The present... more

ILLUGASTADIR

The old estate Illugastadir on the Vatnsnes Peninsula is a historic place ... more

HOF in VALLEY VATNSDALUR

The farm Hof is situated in the eastern part of the Vatnsdalur Valley ... more

KOLLABUDIR

The ancient, Saga Age, local parliament site for the spring assemblies of the... more

VARMALAEKUR FARM

Mr Skallagrimur Kveldulfsson advised Mr Oleifur hjalti to settle between rivers... more

STAFHOLT

Egil's Saga mentions, that Steinar Önundarson requested the help of Chieftain... more

KALMANSTUNGA – KATANES

Farm Katanes was originally the settlement of Kalman the South Islander, who... more

TVERFELL FARM

Tverfell is the easternmost farm in valley Lundareykjadalur, to the north of... more

MELAR FARM

Farm Melar in county Leirar- and Melasveit was the abode of the Melar dynasty,... more

Thingvellir Icelands most sacred site

Thingvellir, location of the old Althing Icelanders gathered at River Oxara in... more

Thingvellir – witchcraft and scorcery

Witchcraft and scorcery at Thingvellir The witch hunt in Europe started around... more

Thingvellir faults and chasms

The main western fault line, 8 km long (5 miles) and 5 km (3 miles) wide, is... more

GROF Egilsstadir

Grof is an abandoned farm in County Eidathingha In 1729, a man murdered his... more

HOFDI in SKAGAFJORDUR

This farm is situated on Lake Hofdavatn in the Hofdastond County, District... more

GEIRSHOLMUR

Geirsholmur is a round shaped, rocky islet near the Thyrill Headland on the... more

HAUKAGIL

Farm Haukagil in Valley Vatnsdalur derives itsn name from a synonimous gorge,... more

BJARG

Bjarg is a farm just east of River Midfjardara, rather high up in the... more

HEGGSSTADIR

The official magistrate assemblies for County Andakill took place at farm... more

NJARDVIKURSKRIDUR

There are various explanations to the background of the crucifix by the road in... more

GAUKSHOFDI

Gaukshofdi is a headland along which River Thjorsa runs where it can be forded... more

SLETTUHLIDARVATN

Lake Slettuhlidarvatn has an area of 0,76 It is shallow and situated 14 m above... more

Baularvallavatn

Lake Baularvallavatn has an area of 1,6 km², reaches the depth of 47 m and is... more

NJALS BRENNA BERGTORSHVOLL ARSON

Farm Bergtorshvoll is a church site in the West Landeyjar County The churches... more

WITCHCRAFT and SCORCERY in Westfjords and Strandir

The witch hunt in Europe started around the year 1480 and continued to the turn... more

Eiriksstadir

Eiriksstadir is an abandoned farmstead in the Haukadalur valley According to... more

Farm Breidabolstadur

Farm Breidabolstadur is a church site, a former parsonage, and the residence of... more

Krossholar

The Crucifix Mounds are on road #590, just west of the crossing by Asgardur... more

Hruni Church

This church belongs to the Hruni benefice in the Arnes deanery It was built of... more

Haugsnes

The long abandoned farm Haugsnes in Blonduhlid is a historical site on the... more

Malmey Island

About Malmey Malmey is the larger of the two islands of the Skagafjord Bay It... more

Orlygsstadir

About Orlygsstadir Orlygsstadir is a historic site in the Blonduhlid Area in... more

Oxl, Axlar-Bjorn serial killers of Iceland,

About Oxl Farm Oxl is located in County Breiduvikurhreppur, near Hotel Budir... more

Sanda Village

About Sanda Village The remainders of a base, built by the British and... more

Saudafell Farm

About Saudafell Farm Saudafell and former church site is situated in the... more

Selvik Cove

About Selvik Cove Cove Selvik was the best landing for small fishing vessels... more

Sjounda Farm

About Sjounda Farm Sjounda is a remote, abandoned farm in the easternmost part... more

Svefneyjar Island

About Island Svefneyjar Islands Svefneyjar form the innermost part of the... more

Svidnur Island

About Islands Svidnur The Svidnur islands belong to the so-called West Islands... more

Thyrill

About Thyrill The name Thyrill applies to a mountain (388 m) and a farm on the... more

Unaos

Unaos is the easternmost farm of the Hjaltastadur County on the estuary of... more

Vallholmur

About Vallholmur Vallalaug hot spring Vallholmur (Holmurinn) is the lowland... more

Hrafnagil

About Hrafnagil Hrafnagil has been an estate since ancient times It was a... more

Hallbjarnarvordur

About Hallbjarnarvordur This topographic name literally means The Cairns of... more

Ashildarmyri

About Ashildarmyri Ashildarmyri is a historical site and an ancient meeting... more

Eiriksjokull Glacier

Glacier Eiriksjokull (1,675 m) has an area of about 22 km sq and rests on top... more

Beinaholl Mound

About Beinaholl (Bone Mound) This topographic name refers to the vegetated... more

Adalbol Farm

About Adalbol The former estate is situated in the Hrafnkell Valley, a small... more

Svinafell Farm

About Svinafell   Farm Svinafell in the Oraefi County was among the... more

Orrustuholl Mound

About Orrustuholl The Argument Mound protrudes from the eastern Skafta Fire... more

Hjorleifshofdi Headland

Hjorleifshofdi is a freestanding, 221 m high hyaloclastite headland on the... more

Kerlingardalur Valley

The Kerlingar Valley is situated about 5 kilometres to the east of the hamlet... more

Storhofdi Headland

Headland Storhofdi is the southernmost inhabited spot of the country It is 122... more

Ranga Burial Site

Early 19th century sources mention two burial grounds about 2½ km east of... more

Thingskalar Parlament Site

About Thingskalar Thingskalar is an ancient place of the assembly of the... more

Stora Hof Farm

About Stora Hof This estate is located near River Eastern Ranga in District... more

Bergthorshvoll Farm

About Bergthorshvoll Farm Bergthorshvoll is also the domicile of a Lutheran... more

Grindavik

Grindavík is one of the most important fishing towns of Iceland Tourism plays... more

Hrappsey Island

About Island Hrappsey This island is just southwest of Island Purkey,... more

Surtshellir

About Surtshellir Surtshellir is the longest and most renowned cave in Iceland... more

Skorradalur

About Skorradalur Valley Skorradalur is the southernmost of the socalled... more

Gilsbakki

Farm Gilsbakki is also a church site in County Hvitarsida, District... more

Gullborgarhraun

About Gullborgarhraun During the relatively short eruption 2,600 years ago,... more

Bolstadur

A former site of a farm, that was abandoned as early as around the year 1000,... more

Berserkjahraun

The central western peninsula, Snaefellsnes, is one of the most Saga invested... more

Laugar, Saelingsdalur Valley

Saelingsdalur Valley, District Dalir, is well vegetated and sheltered between... more

Haukadalur

Haukadalur This valley is carved into the mountains on the southern side of... more

Raudasandur

About Raudasandur The area named Raudasandur derives its name from the reddish... more