Ingolf Arnarson

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Arnarson, Ingolf


Norwegian, first settler of Iceland, landed in 870 (or 874) on the southwestern shore of the island. A monument in honor of Arnarson was erected in Reykjavik (1907, sculptor Einar Jónsson).

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It is generally accepted that Iceland's first settler was Ingolfur Arnarson, who landed in 874.
3 REYKJAVIK means "smoky bay" and the city was named by Iceland's first settler, Ingolfur Arnarson, after the geo-thermal steam he saw rising from the ground.
Protecting this barren but beautiful country, not much changed since the pioneer Ingolfur Arnarson first saw it in 874 A.
When explorer Ingolfur Arnarson came ashore here in 874 A.
Tradition says the first permanent settler was Ingolfur Arnarson, a Norwegian Viking who made his home where Reykjavik now stands.