Ingolf Arnarson

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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In contrast, swords that glow of their own accord seem to be a rarity in the literature of early medieval Europe, though according to the twelfth-century Landnamabok, Ingolf Arnarson's blood-brother, Leif, acquires a shining sword from an underground chamber in Ireland.