Lec­ture in Iceland­ic: The first aer­ial cir­cum­nav­ig­a­tion of the world in 1924

Lecture in Icelandic: The first aerial circumnavigation of the world in 1924

The first aerial circumnavigation of the world in 1924 will be discussed in Icelandic in a lecture on Tuesday, 7 May, at noon. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome!

The lecture will emphasize Iceland's role in the plane's landing in the small village of Höfn on Iceland's east coast and in Reykjavík. The focus will be on the newspaper narrative at that time to draw out the great expectations created in Iceland regarding global aviation, especially after the pilots arrived. The response of the countrymen to their arrival will be made clear. Global aviation will also be contextualized with general aviation history and Iceland's aviation history. Photographs from the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, taken in Reykjavík in August 1924, will be shown. A fragment of Loftur Guðmundsson's film about Iceland will also be shown. The film includes some good footage of the plane and the pilots arriving in Reykjavík.