Jón Arason, the final Catholic bishop of Hólar, was beheaded in 1550 along with two of his sons. The nation subsequently turned officially Lutheran and Lutheranism has since remained the dominant faith. According to both Landnámabók and Íslendingabók, monks generally known as the Papar lived in Iceland before Scandinavian settlers arrived, possibly members of a Hiberno-Scottish mission.
Iceland has wonderful conditions for snowboarding, fishing, snowboarding, ice climbing and rock climbing, although mountain climbing and climbing are most popular by the general public. Iceland is also a world-class destination for alpine ski touring and Telemark skiing, with the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland being the primary centre of activity. Iceland hosts an annual worldwide golf event generally known as the Arctic Open played via the evening through the summer season solstice at Akureyri Golf Club. Iceland has also won the second most World’s Strongest Man competitions of any country with nine … Read More