The Skeleton On The Hill: A Look At Hallgrímskirkja In Its Infancy

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Hallgrímskirkja is arguably Reykjavík’s most emblematic landmark. The Lutheran church was commissioned in 1937 and was built over the course…

Feminism In The 1880s: “Women Aren’t Allowed To Be Anything At All”

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Bríet Bjarnhéðinsdóttir (1856-1940) was the most prominent Icelandic women’s rights advocate of the late 19th and early 20th century. A…

Lemúrinn: Do Sheep Care About Solar Eclipses?

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Many Icelanders will, weather conditions permitting, get to witness a solar eclipse on March 20. The last total eclipse of…

Lemúrinn: The Icelandic Doctor Who Performed Testicular Transplants

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During his studies in Vienna in the 1920s, Icelandic physician Dr. Jónas Sveinsson discovered a remarkable new form of treatment:…

A Spaceship In Iceland!

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A specially prepared Boeing 747 NASA aircraft landed at Keflavík Airport in May of 1983. This would probably not have…

Lemúrinn: Historical Hipsters

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Hipsters have been an Icelandic fixture for decades. Just consider these photos we found in an old family photo album…