Axlar-Björn | The Icelandic Axe Murderer

Axlar-Björn | The Icelandic Axe Murderer

By Thomas Rosseland Wiborg-Thune

Imagine if you will, dear listener, a land of ice and fire. An island, surrounded on all sides by thousands of kilometres of open ocean. 1472 km to the east lies most of its inhabitant’s original homeland, Norway. To the south, 1233km away, lies Scotland. To the west, 1210km away, lies Greenland and finally, about 2500km to the north; the arctic icecap surrounding the north pole. During the Viking era, around 800 AD, thousands of Norwegians fled and/or emigrated from Norway to Iceland

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