The Mosfell Valley

The Mosfell Valley (Mosfellsdalur), the surrounding highlands, and the lowland coastal areas are a “valley system,” that is, an interlocking series of natural and man-made pieces that beginning in the ninth-century settlement or Landnám period developed into a functioning Viking Age, Icelandic community.

Focusing on this valley system, our task is to unearth the prehistory and early history of the Mosfell region.

We seek the data to provide an in-depth understanding of how this countryside or sveit evolved from its earliest origins.


Mosfell Valley Region

Mosfell Mountain and Lower Mosfell Valley Iceland A view of Mosfell Mountain and the lower Mosfell Valley.

Leirvogur Bay and Mosfell Mountain A view of Leirvogur Bay looking towards Mosfell Mountain and the valley floor.