Welcome to Gásir, a medieval trading village of great historical value. Gásir is situated 11 km north of Akureyri on the shore of Eyjafjörður*. 

In no other place in Iceland is it possible to find so many antiquities from a trading post from the Middle Ages. Gásir was the main trading post in northern Iceland during the Middle Ages, and the place is mentioned many times in Old Icelandic Sagas from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Archaeological digging in the area during the last six years has shown that it was a trading post up to the 16th century, possibly until trading started in Akureyri. 

In the last couple of years a popular medieval festival has been helt at Gásir. This year the festival takes place from 19. - 21. of July. You can see how people lived iin the Middle Ages in Iceland and marvel their craftmanship as well as taste the food that most probably was served in those days. Everyone is welcome to join.

*To get there you have to take a turn by Hlíðarbær and drive for 7 km. See here on the Green Map where Gásir is located). See Gásir's website gasir.is.

Birt:
July 12, 2009
Uppruni:
Gásir
Tilvitnun:
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Miðaldadagar að Gásum“, Náttúran.is: July 12, 2009 URL: http://natturan.is/d/2009/07/12/mioaldadagr-ao-gasum/ [Skoðað:Oct. 7, 2022]
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