Reykjavík is home to a subculture of sword-fighting Vikings, and Ísleifur Gissurarson is a swashbuckler of the highest order. He meets up twice a week with Reykjavik Viking club, Rimmugýgur, to train in sword fighting and close combat. We asked him why his city is so legendary.
“Viking folklore is strong in Reykjavik.
There are lots of nods to our Viking heritage all over town. You’ll find shops and bars with Viking names, and other public tributes like The Sun Voyager – a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason on the city's waterfront that's modelled after a Viking long-ship."