How Did Iceland Get Its Name?


There is a myth that says Floki Vilgeroarson named the country in order to discourage the vikings from coming. In truth, it was named by Vilgeroarson after he sailed to the northern most parts where everything was icy. You can find more information
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According to legend Iceland was named by Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson, one of the first Norse settlers that came to the island in the 9th century AD. He called Iceland after seeing a fjord full of drift ice.
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