Pictures byHrafnkell Hannesson, Friður Eggertsdóttir & Magnús Guðmundsson
Þorsteinn Sæmundsson, astronomer at the University of Iceland, collects reports of meteors over Iceland. His list is awailable on the homepage of HÍ í gegnum vefsvæði almanaks skólans:
Article about the Breiðdalsvík event by Sæmundsson: http://www.almanak.hi.is/serstein.html
Kortið má nálgast sem pdf hér
Breiðdalssetur in Helgustaðanáma quarry in television channel N4 "Að austan" from November 17th 2016
G.P.L. Walker left working documents, teaching material and samples in Honolulu, when he got retired and moved back to England 20 years ago. The curator of Breiðdalssetur went to Hawaii in March 2016 to pack the samples and send them to Iceland. The samples (2 pallets) or 1,3 t, were two month on their way over the Pacific ocean through Panama channel, over the Atlantic ocean to Rotterdam and finally to Reyðarfjörður, Iceland. The samples are from volcanos from all over the world but mainly ash from the Pacific fire ring.Thanks a lot to the staff of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology of the University of Hawai‘i at MānoaSchool of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for their kind assistance.
Walker samples in Honolulu Hawaii in March 2016 and in Breiðdalsvík Iceland in May 2016
16 mín 16 sec at Breiðdalsvík: Drill core archive & Breiðdalssetur
Byggðastofnun is supporting throughj the project „Breiðdælingasr móta framtíðina“ (Breiðdalur meets the future), and is granting 500.000 ISK to digitize Walker's footage professional. The original film bands (16mm and 8 mm) will be stored at Kvikmyndasafn Íslands at the right temperature and humidity. Thanks a lot!
Come and walk this special experience!
Christa Maria Feucht, manager and geologist at Breiðdalssetur in Norðfjarðargöng tunnel. Picture by Ófeigur Örn Ófeigsson/Hnit verkfræðistofa hf.
Vegagerðin and Breiðdalssetur collaborate in sampling and the tunnel regularly. The samples are archived at Breiðdalssetur.
Breiðdalssetur will be holding a symposium about the geology of East Iceland, to uphold and honour the memory of the British geologist George P.L. Walker and to arouse interest of the geology of East Iceland. The symposium holds the title „In the footsteps of George P.L. Walker“ and will take place the weekend 30th-31st august 2014 . Lectures will be held on the Saturday and on the Sunday is planned for a scenic tour in Berufjörður fjord and Breiðdalur valley
Admission fee to Breiðdalssetur is 300 kr this year
Aðganseyrir 300 kr í ár
Martin Gasser, geologist of Breiðdalssetur analyzing minerals at Teigarhorn in August 2013
(picture by Brynja Davíðsdóttir, warden)
Smátindar og Flögufoss í Breiðdal, þar sem Jólasveinar eiga heima.
The mountain of Smátindar and the frozen waterfall Flögufoss in the Valley of Breiðdalur.
Most of the rocks and minerals were found by one man during one summer in the mountains around Breiðdaslvík.
The collections consists of around 100 pieces.
Apophyllite from Breiddalur vallley, by Martin Gasser
Mentamálaráðherra Katrín Jakobsdóttir kom í heimsókn á Breiðdalsetur 29. ágúst 2012