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Arnarhóll, Reykyavik, Iceland, 2009[open in full screen]  

 
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Arnarhóll, is the grassy hill between Kalkofnsvegur, Hverfisgata, Ingólfsstræti and the central bank of Iceland. The name is thought to come from Landnámabók (“the book of settlements”) where Ingólfur’s high-seat posts are said to have been found “by Arnarhvál below the heath”.

  The statue [sculpted by Einar Jónsson] of viking Ingólfur Arnarson was unveiled on Arnarhvál on February 24th 1924.

Arnarson family settled on Iceland in 874. If you look beyond Ingólfur, who faces you from his knoll, you can see the city's architectural mélange: 18th-century stone houses, 19th-century small wooden houses, and office blocks from the '30s and '40s. Protests take also take place here sometimes.

  For real impression of iceland please check this Ken Grunberg's, award winning, short documentary film. Reykjavik is not Iceland, country is defined by nature, check surrounding countriside only few kilometres away on the photos bellow.

❖ photos by Ken Grunberg
and Una Janicijevic,
VR by urbansquares

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