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  History of Medieval Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bishop Jon dies in Greenland, and is buried in the cemetary at Gardar [Norlund, Norse Ruins at Gardar].
Bishop Olaf of Gardar is shipwrecked in Iceland.
Bishop Arni of Gardar is consecrated as Bishop of Greenland [Norlund, Norse Ruins at Gardar].
www.personal.utulsa.edu /~marc-carlson/history/grontime.html   (3728 words)

 Gardar Svavarsson
Der Artikel Gardar Svavarsson gehört zur Kategorie: Mann, Wikinger, Schwede, Entdecker, Seefahrer, Isländische Geschichte
Gardar Svavarsson war zwar nicht der erste Seefahrer, der die Insel sichtete (siehe dazu Geschichte Islands), jedoch der Erste, der das Land um 875 systematisch suchte und erforschte.
Erklärung des Begriff Gardar Svavarsson und dessen Bedeutung wurde zuletzt am 8.2.2006 aktualisiert (Glossar Lexikon Enzyklopädie).
www.p-p-p.de /Gardar_Svavarsson.html   (113 words)

 Iceland Tour -- Húsavík   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Viking, Gardar Svávarsson, sailed northward from Sweden late in the ninth century to find and settle new territory.
Hence the town’s name, which loosely translated means "the inlet where the houses stood".
Gardar is then reputed to have returned to Norway, boasting the island’s beauty and natural wealth.
davidbray.org /iceland/husavik.html   (224 words)

 Nordic men finding Iceland.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Gardar stayed one winter in the land and built a shed (hut) for himself and his crew.
When it was spring, Garðar decided to sail away from the island, but before he did a member of his crew, a man called "Nattfari", disappeared and with him a slave and a female slave.
Gardar sailed to Norway, but he was very infatuated of this new country, witch was named after him and called "Gardarsholmur".
vestmannaeyjar.ismennt.is /vefir/landnamensk/norraenir.html   (432 words)

 ۞ Gardar Svavarsson - Infos und Erklärungen auf www.lexToday.de   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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Der Insel gab er den Namen Garðarsholmur was auf deutsch soviel bedeutet wie „Gardars Insel “.
Gardar Eide Einarsson, Stephen Parrino long haired and freaky people need not apply...
www.lextoday.de /Gardar_Svavarsson   (326 words)

 The Discovery of Iceland
Gardar Svavarsson, a Swedish man, was the next Viking to sail to Iceland.
He wanted to know more about the country and sailed around it and found out that it was a big island.
The next summer Gardar finished his trip around the island and sailed away.
www.viking.no /e/info-sheets/iceland/iceland.htm   (672 words)

 Northvegr - A History of the Vikings
tells that it was Gardar Svavarsson, a Swede with estates in Denmark, who, first of the vikings, discovered and explored Iceland, having been driven there by wind and storm after a voyage to the Hebrides.
But it was not much later that the Norwegian Naddod, sailing with his company to the Faroe, was also storm-driven upon Iceland; he gave the country the name of Snowland, and when at last he was safely back in Norway he had much to say in praise of it.
He deplored, beyond a doubt, the loss to his own kingdom of so many members of the aristocracy with their retinues, and he attempted to stop the wholesale emigration to Iceland that was draining Norway; but his decree of prohibition was soon altered into a demand for a tax from all who journeyed thither.
www.northvegr.org /lore/history_viking/073.php   (1542 words)

 North Sailing - Whale Watching in Húsavík, Iceland since 1995
Garðarshólmi will be dedicated to the Swedish explorer Garðar Svavarsson and his travel companion Náttfari which sailed to Iceland in 870 AD.
Among the subjects displayed are; family life, household, diet, women in a mans world, slavery, religion, runes, handicrafts, life onboard when sailing and the reasons for the exploration of the Nordic men.
The ideas is to display this story on a timeline and ad known events from the world history to the line to make it easier for visitors to identify where on in time they are.
www.northsailing.is /news.asp?fID=193   (613 words)

 Student Travel Information & Discounts - Destinations: Reykjavík, Iceland
The first of the Norse-folk to pay Iceland a visit was the Swede Naddoddur, who washed up somewhere on the east coast, took a quick look around and promptly named the place Snæland (Snow Land) through a lack of other identifying features.
He was soon followed by Garðar Svavarsson, who decamped with his crew on the north coast for a full winter, and in 860 by a Norwegian farmer who landed on the iceberg-decorated west coast and decided a more fitting name for the place was Ísland (Ice Land).
He thus set up house at a spot adjacent to a set of steam-gushing thermal springs, which he named Reykjavík (Smoky Bay), and local industry began when he planted a hayfield in what eventually became the town square.
www.isic.org /sisp/index.htm?fx=destination&loc_id=134407§ion=culture   (625 words)

 Markthing - Information
Húsavík has been an important seaport and trading town for Iceland, dating back to the first settlement.
Húsavík's first inhabitant is believed to have been a Swedish Viking named Garðar Svavarsson.
According to Landnáma, one of the country's oldest written documents, he sailed around Iceland in 870 A.D., discovering that it was an island and named it Garðarshólmi.
www.markthing.is /index.php?pid=16   (524 words)

 Husavik Hotels
Husavik has the distinction of being the first place in Iceland ever to be built in.
before the permanent settlement, Swedish Viking explorer Gardar Svavarsson sailed around the then uninhabited (and unnamed) Iceland, proving it is an island.
He wintered in the north, in quarters he had built in the "Bay of Houses".
www.hoteliceland.com /Husavik_Hotels.htm   (559 words)

 A History of Iceland
According to tradition the first Viking to discover Iceland was a man named Naddoddur who got lost while on his way to the Faeroes.
Following him a Swede named Gardar Svavarsson circumnavigated Iceland about 860.
However the first Viking attempt to settle was by a Norwegian named Floki Vilgeroason.
www.localhistories.org /iceland.html   (1493 words)

 Adventures in Iceland by Christine Lynn Harvey
He circumvented Iceland and called it Gardarsholm (Island of Gardar, what else?).
When he reached Skjálfandi Bay, he put Náttfari, one of his crew members and a slave woman in a boat which landed at place that would be called Náttfaravik (Nattafari's Cove) Here, the happy newlyweds set up home.
Gardar on the other hand, lay claim to the other side of the bay where he decided to set up his own little house cove called Húsavík (Hús = House, Vík = Cove).
www.newliving.com /issues/june_2003/articles/iceland.html   (3255 words)

 Greatest Mysteries of the Unexplained - A Perplexing Collection of Phenomena
Men who dared to venture into the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth.
The Heroes who helped to change for ever our perception of the planet: Colaeus, Himilco, Pytheas, Gardar Svavarsson, Al-Idrisi, Alexander the Great, Zhang Qian, Eudoxus, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Nicolo de Conti, Vasco da Gama, Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Pérouse, William Palgrave and Nils Nordenskiöld.
With the support and encouragement of experienced mothers, you can make sure it's a wonderful life-changing experience
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 online.fyksland.history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Apparently finding the island barren and discouraged by harsh climate at the time, Naddodur abandoned the plan to explore the island and returned to Faroes Islands.
Explorer Garðar Svavarsson navigated around the island and encountered Celtic settlements in Grete Bay in 852 AD.
Soon after, seafaring Vikings began their attacks and raided the shores of Fyksland.
vaijska.net /en/history.php   (2063 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Iceland then became a better place for these people to settle.
Gardar Svavarsson was the first Scandinavian to circumnavigate Iceland in the year 860 (Wahlgren 68).
Following close behind, other Vikings came to the island.
muweb.millersville.edu /~columbus/papers/tkaylor.html   (1475 words)

 Straight Dope Staff Report: Shouldn't Greenland be known as Iceland and vice versa?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He gave the island its fitting second name, Snæland ("snow land") because so much snow fell on the mountains.
Not long after, an ever-so-humble Swede named Garðar Svavarsson visited, and he gave the island its third name, Garðarshólmur ("Garðar's little island").
Iceland got its modern name from another visitor, the Norwegian Viking Flóki Vilgerðarson.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/micegreenland.html   (1253 words)

 Hawaii and Iceland
Next came Gardar Svavarsson, another viking who was sailing to Hebrides to claim his wife's paternal inheritance.
His ship was blown off course, westward, and he encountered Iceland.
Gardar sailed around Iceland and thus discovered that it was an island.
www.dartmouth.edu /~dam/Writing/Hawaii_Iceland.html   (10181 words)

 Dori Gisla - Projects - Gardarsstofa in Husavik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A design for an exhibition of viking voyage and northern exploration.
The project is centered around the first settlers in Husavik, especially Gardar Svavarsson, Sweede that was the first to sail around Iceland determining that it is an Island.
The project is to use a lot of interactivity as well as operating in conjunction with opportunities for sailing in wooden boats around the Skjalfandafloi fjord, whale watching etc.
www.dorigislason.com /projects/?c=7   (93 words)

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