Forty Years of Asatruarfelagid

This year sees the 40th anniversary of the Icelandic Asatru Association, Asatruarfelagid, co-founded in April 1972 by Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson under "the desire that Icelanders could have their own faith, and nourish it no less than imported religions." Asatruarfelagid received official government recognition in 1973, and now sports nearly 2000 members. Musician and current allsherjargoði (high chieftain) of Asatruarfelagid, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, commemorated the anniversary by donating 2 million Icelandic króna (around 16,000 US dollars) to the Coast Guard’s helicopter fund."The donation is for the Coast Guard’s helicopter fund. All of the Coast Guard’s vessels and aircraft bear the na … [Read more...]


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