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2012-02-29 07:00:00

LONDON, February 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Iceland is inviting tourists to take part in a 12-day culinary road trip in Eldhus; Iceland's little house of food. The journey will start in Reykjavik and continue through black sand beaches and snow-capped glaciers, celebrating Iceland's finest foods along the way. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20120229/515313 ) Tom Sellers (of Noma fame) will become one of the Head Chefs of Eldhus and will be accompanied...

2010-11-18 07:37:59

Vikings may be responsible for bringing the first Native American to Europe via Iceland more than a thousand years ago, Spanish and Icelandic researchers suggest in a new study. The findings may confirm long-accepted theories, based on Icelandic medieval texts and a Viking settlement in Newfoundland in Canada, that Vikings reached the Americas several centuries before Christopher Columbus did in 1492. The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) said genetic analysis of about 80 people from...

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Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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