• Taktu þátt We can learn from Iceland´s past.
  • Taktu þátt We can be led by Iceland´s preparation for the future.
ICELAND AND THE HISTORY

ICELAND AND THE HISTORY

Iceland’s stunning landscape – rich, fertile and forested – was the greatest reward for the island’s first discoverers. In the year 870 a Swedish Viking explorer, Gardar Svavarsson, sailed west across the North Atlantic and discovered the last uninhabited landmass in Europe...
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A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The Gardarsholm Project provides the tools and knowledge for people to make positive decisions in shaping a sustainable future – for Iceland and the rest of the world – and establishes Husavik as an aspirational model for the regeneration of peripheral coastal communities...
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THE PROJECT’S LOCATION - HUSAVIK, ICELAND

THE PROJECT’S LOCATION - HUSAVIK, ICELAND

The place of Iceland’s first discovery Iceland was the last landmass in Europe to be colonized. Husavik is where the colonizers first arrived. Husavik is therefore the only place where the whole story of human interaction with Iceland’s environment can be told...
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DESIGN PROPOSAL

DESIGN PROPOSAL

Learning from the past - An exhibition celebrating early Icelandic society and its prowess in sailing and navigating the seas. It reveals how the landscape shaped — and was shaped by — people’s lives over a millennium...
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The Gardarsholm Project will become a world centre for environmental discussion and research, linking national and international learning institutions by:

  • Supporting debate, innovation and research
  • Hosting lectures, seminars and debate forums
  • Offering training and practice for nature guides
  • Providing a unique, cross-disciplinary perspective

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