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Olafsdalur

Ólafsdalur by Gilsfjörður, history of 1000 years

Ólafsdalur is a small valley, surrounded by high mountains, where the first agricultural school in Iceland was established in 1880. The beautiful school-building is from 1896. Remains of many other buildings and man made remains from 1880-1900. Recently found remains of a Viking longhouse fom 9-10th century!

Olafsdalur
GPS Points N65° 25' 10.531" W21° 44' 45.844"
Postal code

371

Road number

690

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