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The Middle Age

1783 - "Skaftáreldar" great volcanic eruption

Это произошло 1783

"Skaftáreldar", one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history, begins, killing over half of the population.

1771 - Reindeer brought to Iceland for the first time

Это произошло 1771

Reindeer brought to Iceland for the first time.

1750 - first climb to the top of Hekla

Это произошло 1750

Two daredevils climb to the top of Mountain Hekla, which, at that time, was believed to be the gateway to hell.

1703 - first complete cinsus in Iceland

Это произошло 1703

The first complete census made in Iceland. At the time there were 50,358 people divided between 7,622 homes.

1700 - The present (Gregorian) calendar is adopted.

Это произошло 1700

The present (Gregorian) calendar is adopted.

1662 - Iceland officially becomes a part of the Danish Monarchy

Это произошло 1662

Iceland officially becomes a part of the Danish Monarchy.

1627 - Algerian pirates invade south of Iceland

Это произошло 1627

Algerian pirates invade the Westman Islands and abduct 242 of the inhabitants.

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