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Over 45,000 visitors to Glaumbaer In 2016

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Visitors to the museums

Visitors to the museums

The Glaumbær turf house museum has welcomed over 45,000 visitors this year.  You can see the full Icelandic article at http://www.glaumbaer.is/is/safnid/frettir/mikil-fjolgun-safngesta. Below is a Google English translation.

That number is more than 10% of the population of Iceland (324,000), but only a little over 3% of the 1.2 million or so tourists that visit the island.

 

Growing number of Visitors

http://www.glaumbaer.is/is/safnid/frettir/mikil-fjolgun-safngesta

If visitors Víðimýri are included museum workers have received 57,828 visitors in 2016. Visitors Víðimýri was 8,308, a slight increase from last year. Guests Heritage The House was 4,518, which is double the previous year and guests in the old town in Glaumbær was 45,002. The highest increase in the number of visitors in the old town in Glaumbær in April, May, September and October. Doubling the number of reviews Heritage House explained that no entrance fee was taken into the events, this year and the increase was the tourists who went on Sauðárkrók year. summer compared to the year before.
If stays checked everywhere in Skagafjörður, where performances are more or less based on a collection of artifacts from Regional Folk Museum, as the emigration Emigration Center and the Historical Center of Icelandic horse at Hólar, the visitors 57974. If Víðimýri added 66,828 visitors visited the exhibition and archaeological remains as a museum linked in 2016.

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he is a co-PI on the the Skagafjordur Church and Settlement Survey (SCASS). SCASS is a multi-year project in Northern Iceland to understand the formation of social stratification and property rights during the Viking Age and after (AD 874-1700). For this work in Iceland, as well as other projects, John and his colleagues have received over $1,000,000 in research grants, mostly from the National Science Foundation. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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