Iceland Walking Tour - Gjáin Oasis [4K]

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Gjáin oasis in Iceland is a hidden beauty. It's a short and easy hike from the Viking settlement longhouse at Stöng but to get there a 4x4 vehicle is ...

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Gjáin oasis in Iceland is a hidden beauty. It's a short and easy hike from the Viking settlement longhouse at Stöng but to get there a 4x4 vehicle is recommended. Gjáin is loaded with waterfalls, columnar basalt formations and lush vegetation. It was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones, scenes featuring Arya and the Hound.

Information about the tour:
00:52 - Rauðá (Red river)
04:17 - The farmhouse at Stöng in Þjórsárdalur was excavated in 1939 by a team lead by Danish archaeologist Aage Roussell. During the summer
of 1939 the other farms and a churchyard were excavated here in
Þjórsárdalur, as well as two farms in Borgarfjörður, west Iceland. The
Þjórsárdalur research programme was among the most important in
Icelandic archaeology in the 20th century for various reasons: this was
the first time that trained archaeologists and natural scientists commenced with the excavations in Þjórsárdalur. A new dating technique, tephrochronological dating, was developed by geologist Sigurður Þórarinsson in connection with the excavations. Pollen analysis was used, and extensive analysis of skeletal remains was carried out.

The farm is believed to have been abandoned due to a volcanic eruption of Mt. Hekla in 1104. In addition to the farmhouse, a smithy and a cowshed were excavated at Stöng in 1939. Excavations at Stöng undertaken in 1992-1993 revealed a church dating from approximately the same time as the farmhouse. Beneath the church a smithy was revealed, which is believed to date from the 10th century.

The main area of the farm is the hall and the smaller inner room is a living room; the rooms at the rear of the building are believed to be a pantry on the left and a toilet on the right.

The roof over the site was built in 1957. The turf you see is not a part of the original structure. A little farther down the Þjórsárdalur valley, reconstructions have been built of the farmhouse and church at Stöng excavated in 1939 and 1983-1993; the reconstruction is known as Þjóðveldisbærinn (the Commonwealth Age Farmhouse).

04:40 - The hall.
04:56 - Living room.
05:23 - Pantry.
05:54 - Toilet.
07:00 - This path will lead us to Gjáin oasis.
12:00 - We can spot Gjáin now.
16:50 - Gjárfoss waterfall.
23:10 - Waiting for them to jump.
24:27 - No luck, they had to build up more courage.
26:00 - Interesting rock formations.

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