Hello! This information comes from Alftamyrarskoli in Reykjavik, the  capital city of Iceland. Our school is a small one, here are only 350  students, their age 5-15. The students in the 5th grade (10 years old) are learning about the Viking age and the Norse settlement in Iceland in the ninth century. They send their greetings and hope that you can learn something new from our information-sheet.

Reykjavik is on the west coast and is a small capial city with about 100  thousand inhabitants. The population of Iceland is also a small one, now nearly a quarter of a million and has grown very fast in this century.
But things have not always been like that and now we will tell you the story of the first inhabitants in Iceland, who came here 1100 years ago.

Kristin Axelsdottir

- 14. august 2004 -