Medival festival GásirGásir is one of the largest archaeological sites in Iceland. It is, situated 11 km north of Akureyri and was the main trading post in northern Iceland during the Middle Ages from 1100-1550 being the predecessor to Akureyri. A big archaeological excavation went on there from 2001-2006. It establishes a connection between Gásir and trading sites in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Greenland. Each year during summer people would gather for few weeks to trade with the foreign merchants buying exotic goods and necessities. An unusual amount of pottery was discovered and onsite processing of the highly valuable Nordic gold, sulphur, walrus ivory and falcons.

 On site you will find grass-covered ruins, a churchyard with the remains of a church, built by Norwegian merchants, and deep depressions representing the places where merchants' houses and store houses were located.

Medieval festival 2019       Pictures from Gásir