Icelandic Culture, Ethnic Roots and History

Are Icelanders as homogenic as we think? In this clip from my interview with Hjörtur Smárason we dive into the surprising ways Icelanders differ from their Scandinavian neighbors, learn about the role the Viking chiefs played in shaping history, and take a quick look at the formation of a national Icelandic identity. This clip ends with a discussion on the relationship, differences and similarities between Iceland, Greenland, the Orkney Islands, Faroe Islands, and Shetland Islands before concluding with a quick discussion of the Viking settlement of Greenland.

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