Volcano Named after Norse Viking

Bárðarbunga volcano, located under Vatnajökull glacier, which has been showing heightened signs of activity in recent days, is named after settler Bárður Bjarnason, later called Gnúpa-Bárður, from the Sognefjord in West Norway, Iceland Review writes.

Bárður came ashore near Húsavík and settled in the valley still bearing his name, Bárðardalur in North Iceland, around the year 900.

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