The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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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