Excavations over the summer in downtown Reykjavik have uncovered the remains of a 20meter longhouse, making it the largest found on Iceland to date. Discovered under a former parking lot, given the size it is believed to have belonged to a chieftain.
The location of the dig shows that the Viking-era settlement was larger than previously thought. Numerous artifacts have been recovered, including a silver ring and weaving equipment. The excavation is going into its final phase in the coming weeks – and so hopefully there will be another report on the finds!
Source: Iceland Magazine