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Iceland

  • Barry Turner
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Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Scandinavia’s North Atlantic outpost was first settled in 874. According to The Landnámabók or ‘book of settlements’, the first to land was Ingólfr Arnarson, who came from Norway to live on the site of present-day Reykjavík. He was followed by some 400 migrants, mainly from Norway but also from other Nordic countries and from Norse settlements in the British Isles.

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Further Reading

  1. Statistics Iceland, Landshagir (Statistical Yearbook of Iceland).— Hagtíðindi (Statistical Series)Google Scholar
  2. Central Bank of Iceland. Monetary Bulletin.—The Economy of Iceland. (Latest issue 2006)Google Scholar
  3. Byock, Jesse, Viking Age Iceland. Penguin, London, 2001Google Scholar
  4. Karlsson, G., The History of Iceland. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2000Google Scholar
  5. Smiley, Jane, (ed.) The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection. Penguin, London, 2002Google Scholar
  6. Turner, Barry, (ed.) Scandinavia Profiled. Macmillan, London, 2000Google Scholar
  7. National library: Landsbókasafn Islands—Háskólabókasafn, Arngrímsgata 3, 107 Reykjavík. Librarian: Sigrún Klara Hannesdóttir.Google Scholar
  8. National Statistical Office: Statistics Iceland, Bogartúni 21a, IS-150 Reykjavík.Google Scholar
  9. Central Bank of Iceland: Kalkofnsvegi 1, 150 ReykjavikGoogle Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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