Gásir - Medieval Trading Place
Gásir, situated 11 km north of Akureyri on the shore of Eyjafjörður, is a unique place. (to come there you have to take a turn by Hlíðarbær and drive for 7 km) 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.
er sjálfseignarstofnun stofnuð af Akureyrarbæ, Hörgársveit, Dalvíkurbyggð, Eyjafjarðarsveit, Grýtubakkahreppi, Svalbarðsstrandahreppi, Minjasafninu á Akureyri, Handraðanum - miðaldahóp og Gásafélaginu.