Historical lands of Iceland

Even though historical sites are not what tourists usually come for to Iceland, they are there and they are pretty old. We don´t know much about Iceland´s earliest days, but it seems that it was first settled in  870s by Vikings. In early 10th century all of Iceland land was claimed and there was a need for some kind of government. The settlers didn´t want to elect one person, though, and instead formed a national assembly which was held every year during 2 weeks in summer at a place called Þingvellir (Þing meaning assembly) located in southwestern Iceland. The laws were recited there, disputes were settled and everybody feasted. Continue reading “Historical lands of Iceland”