Human remains found inside a previously uncharted cave in the Snæfellsnes, reports RÚV.
There were no records that the cave had been found or used before four men stumbled upon it by accident earlier this year.
The remains will be sent abroad to be investigated and dated by specialists, the results are expected this spring.
“There are not many caves in Iceland that are known for having human remains inside them and very few in our neck of the woods. So this is very strange for us,” said park ranger Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir who investigated the cave after the men reported their findings. Inside the cave there were both human bones, evidence of a fireplace and animal bones.
“No one lived there, not in the cave or in the surrounding area… Whoever used this fireplace would not have been there long,” Guðbjörg said.