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


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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