Breiðdalssetur

Málvísindi

Jarðfræði

Sagan

Opening times

Summer (20th May - 15th Sept)

Open daily 11:00-18:00

Winter by arrangement

+354 470 5565 or +354 470 5560

Entrance fee: 500 kr.

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Walker samples from Hawaii arrived

The geologist G.P.L. Walker (1926-2005) left teaching material, when he moved back to England after his professorship at the University of Hawaii, 20 years ago. A geologist of Breiðdalssetur Ses went to Honolulu last March and prepared the samples for the transport to Breiðdalsvík, East Iceland, where most of Walker's geological heritage stays. Two pallets (1,3 t), where on their way for more than 2 month. They were sailed over have of the Pacific ocean, threw Panama Channel, over the Atlantic to Rotterdam and finally to Iceland. The samples are from all over the world, but mainly from the Pacific Islands. Special thanks go to the staff of the Department of the Geology and Geophysics of the University of Hawaii, specially Kevin Johnsson.

The data in Honolulu Hawaii, March 2016:

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The Load in Breiðdalsvík, Iceland, May 2016:

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Class trip of Egilsstaðir school to Breiðdalsvík

35 children walked the planet path and visited Breiðdalssetur

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Iceland spar - the key to modern civilisation - new information brochure

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The simplicity of the complex geological history of East Iceland

 

The Geology of East Iceland and Iceland taught on the example of Dvergasteinn rock in Seyðisfjörður

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At the symposium from May 20-22, at Herðubreið/Skaftfell in Seyðisfjörður, TOOL-KIT FOR SURVIVALISM  AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, that is a part of the project "Frontiers in Retreat", a geologist of Breiðdalssetur will talk about the geology of Eastern Iceland, on May 20th, 2:30 pm.

Detailed programm and information hér

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International Museum Day 18th May

 

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