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Glettingur 68 - East Iceland Journal

Latest publication of East Iceland Journal "Glettingur" published with an article by staff of Breiðdalssetur: Topic Norðfjarðargöng, Walker and geology (In Icelandic). Watch the articel




Hiking map "Breiðdalsvík and surroundings" published

Reach the map as pdf here


Kristallar – regla og orka fyrirlestur
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Pdf aðgengilegt hér:

kristallar regla og orka

Drill core library in Breiðdalsvík, and the IRDP-drill core

Open house in the Drill Core Library of the Institute of Natural History of Iceland (NÍ) on 19th May. The event was a collaboration project between NÍ and Breiðdalssetur. 

The staff was presen: dr. Birgir Óskarsson geologist at NÍ, Martin Gasser, geologist at NÍ and Breiðdalssetur and Hrafnkell Hannesson as technician for NÍ.

Specially to be mentioned needs to be the IRDP-drill core (Iceland Research Drilling Project) that was drilled in 1978 in Reyðdarfjörður East Iceland. The core is 1919 m long and starts at 58 m above sea level. Therefore it reached to a depth of 1861 m below sea level.

The core was finally moved to its final destination Breiðdalsvík, 3 fjords south of Reyðarfjörður. 


The persons that were involved in building up the core library in Breiðdalsvík


The stuff of the Institute of Natural History and Breiðdalssetur with the honour guest Jóhann Helgason


THe locals of Breiðdalsvík, visiting the drill core library in the old slaughter house


Geologists inspecting the IRDP core

Open house Drill Core Library in Breiðdalsvík, 19th May

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