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Art made by locals 2016


2week exhibition, drawing and painture of the locals in Breiðdalsvík

Caves in East Iceland

Radio news from 6th July 2016, news about East Iceland at 15 mín 50 sec

Þjófahola cave in Álftaffjörður, Djúpavogshreppur



Abseiling into Þjófahola cave, video by Andrés Skúlason and Martin Gasser

Skriðnahellir cave in Njárðvík bay, Borgarfjörður eystri


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myndband eftir Hlýn Sveinsson

Ruv fréttir frá 23.5.2016

Annual General Meeting of Breiðdalssetur, 18th June

Programm of the meeting

Breiðdalssetur's annual report

Financial statement 2015

Breiðdalssetur's board report for financial statement 2015

Head and staff of Breiðdalssetur in "Gamla Kaupfélagið" hours

Picture by Ómar Bjarka Smárason


Rock the boat open air concerts 17th June

Bands:Teitur Magnússon & Prins Póló will play on the old boat in the village of Breiðdalsvík

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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:


The Load in Breiðdalsvík, Iceland, May 2016:


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