ICELAND

 

Revised May 22, 2014

 

Don Brandt, Exploring Iceland Through Its Stamps

Don Brandt, Walking into Iceland's Postal History

Wayne C. Sommer, Post Office Locations in Iceland : A Philatelic Gazetteer

Facit Specialkatalog Sverige, Norge, Danmark, Färöarna, Grönland, Danska Västindien, Island, Finland

Siguršur H. Žorsteinsson, Catalogue of Icelandic stamps

Experts: Lasse Nielsen, Carl Aage Mųller, Svend Grųnlund, Bernhard Beskow, Kaiser, Dr. Arno Debo, Jay Smith, Calves, Sismondo, Pollak

 

GLOSSARY

bęr - town

bakki - bank

brjefhiršinga – collecting post office

dalur - valley

eyjar - island

eyri - point

foss - waterfall

garšur – garden, park

fagur – beautiful

fjöršur – bay

flói - gulf

gerši - fence

höfn  – harbor

hólmur - islet

holt - hillock

jökull - glacier

nes – cape

noršur – northern

póstafa – main post office

póstafgreišsla – secondary post office

sker - rock

skip – ship

snjór - snow

skógar – forest

stašur - town

sušur - southern

sund - sound

svarta - black

tjörn - tarn

vatn – water, lake

vestur – west

vidkomustašur posta – calling place

völlur - field

 

Characters

ĮęįšķöóŽśż

 

Akranes 64n18 22w02                     

Akureyri 65n44 18w08

Įlafoss 145 64n10 21w22

Alftafjöršur  several

Arnarfjöršur same as Bķldudalur?                           

Arnarsstadhir(Arnarstadhir) 66n12 16w26                   

Arnarvatn 65n35 17w08                     

Įsar 9 63n41 18w25

Asgaršur-Garš

Įs ķ Holtum farm in Rangįrvalla county

Bęir 206 66n05 22w33

Bęr 65n17 21w12                         

Bęr-Kfn                       

Bakkafjöršur 66n04 14w45

Bakki 63n33 20w08                

Bifröst  in Noršurįrdalur near 66n05 21w37                   

Bķldudalur 65n40 23w37               

Bjarnanes 64n19 15w13

Bjarnarnes 65n45 21w20?                 

Blönduós 65n39 20w15                     

Bolungarvik 66n09 23w15

Boršeyri 65n12 21w06             

Borgarfjöršur 65n31 13w49

Borgarnes 64n32 21w55                             

Bręšratunga 267 64n10 20w23

Breišdibólsstašur (Breišdabólsstašur) 65n27 20w43?  farm in Fljótschlķš district? Several                                             

Breišdalsvķk 39 64n48 14w00

Brekka ķ Mjóifjöršur 46 65n12 13w49

Brjįnslękur 65n31 23w12                 

Brś 65n06 15w31                        

Brśarland 65n52 19w19                   

Brśn 65n40 17w18 farm                         

Budardalur 65n10 21w42 

Budareyri 42? 65n02 14w12               

Dalasysla  district at 65n15 22w00                  

Dalvik 65n59 18w32

Desjamyri 65n19 15w21  abandoned farm               

Djśpivogur 64n40 14w10                

Drangsness 65n41 21w27                    

Dżrafjöršur (Žingeyri, Thingeyri) 65n52 23w30                 

Egilstašir (Egilsstašir) 65n16 14w18                 

Eišar 65n22 14w22 

Eskifjöršur 65n04 13w59                  

Eyrarbakki 63n53 21w05                  

Eyrarkót 64n20 21w42                    

Eyri-Mjóifjöršur             

Fagurhólmsmżri 63n54 16w38               

Fįskrśdsfjöršur 64n56 14w01              

Fjöršur 65n12 14w01                      

Flaga 63n40 18w30                       

Flatey 142 65n19 23w07                     

Flatey.Žing                  

Flateyri 66n33 23w31                

Fljót (Atlastašir?) 66n27 22w55 ?                       

Fosshóll 65n41 17w33                    

Furufjöršur 66n16 22w15                  

Garšarkauptśn (Garšakauptśn) 64n05 21w54

Garšsauki 222 63n44 20w15

Gjögrar 66n10 18w15 ?                     

Grafarnes (Grundarfjöršur) 64n55 23w16                   

Grenivķk 65n57 18w12                    

Grenjašarstašir 65n49 17w21             

Grimsey 66n32 18w02 ?                     

Grimsstašir 65n40 16w01                  

Grindavķk 63n52 22w27

Gröf 144

Hafnarfjöršur 64n03 21w56

Haganes

Haganesvķk 66n05 19w10

Harastašir 65n52 20w18 or 65n29 20w42

Hauganes 65n55 18w18 ?                     

Heiši 66n17 15w02                        

Hella 63n50 20w25                       

Hellissandur 145 64n55 23w54

Hellnar 64n45 23w39                      

Hesteyri 66n20 22w52

Hjalteyri 65n51 18w13                                                          

Hjaršarholt 65n07 21w42 or 64n44 21w33                  

Hnifsdalur 191 66n07 23w08               

Hnjótur 65n34 24w09                      

Höfn ķ Hornafirši 64n15 15w13           

Hofsós 78 65n54 19w25

Hólar 65n44 19w08                                    

Hólmavik 65n43 21w39

Holmur 24 several                 

Holtastašir 91 65n35 20w04                      

Hornafjöršur near 64n16 15w20

Höskuldsstašir 65n44 20w14

Hraun 159 several

Hraungerši 63n57 20w50                  

Hrķsey 66n00 18w21                      

Hrśtafjöršur near 65n21 21n09                

Hśsavķk 66n04 17w18

Hvalsnes 63n59 22w44             

Hvammstangi 65n24 20w57                 

Hveragerši 64n03 21w10                   

Hvolsvöllur 63n45 20w10

Hvoll                                                     

Innstatunga (Tunga?) 65n38 23w52                

Ķsafjöršur 66n08 23w13              

Keflavķk 64n02 22w36                   

Keflavķkurflugvöllur airport

Kirkjubol 98 several         

Kirkjuból-Strand 65n45 21w55 or 65n38 21w35 or ?

Kirkjubęr 65n30 14w24          

Kirkjubęjarklaustur 63n47 18w04             

Kleifar 136 65n43 21w34 ?                     

Kleifar ķ Gilsfirši 65n27 21w40

Kolfreyjustašur 64n55 13w48                                     

Kotströnd 63n58 21w08                  

Kópasker 66n20 16w24                    

Kópavogur 64n06 21w50                   

Króksfjaršarnes 65n27 21w56      

Kviabekkur 68 66n01 18w45          

Lękjamót 65n25 20w37

Laufįs 65n54 18w02                       

Laugaból several farms                    

Laugar several farms                      

Laugarbakki on river Mišfaršarį near Hofsos 65n54 19w25                

Laugarholt near Garšvik  

Leiti 65n56 23w35                       

Litli-Įrskógssandur 65n56 18w22        

Litli-Hvammur several farms              

Lodmundarfjöršur near 65n21 13w47          

Melgraseyn? 114 Melgraseyri is 66n01 22w27                  

Miklaholt 64n11 20w31 Miklholt is 64n49 22w35                 

Miklibęr 65n31 19w18                      

Mjóifjöršur near 65n11 13w59

Mosfell 6 64n07 20w36               

Mossfelsbęr (Mosfellsbęjar)                

Nešri Brunnį 65n24 21w53                

Neskaupstadur 65n10 13w43                

Noršfjöršur  near 65n09 13w42

Norštunga   farm                                                   

Noršurfjöršur 208 66n03 21w34

Nśpur 65n56 23w32                       

Oddi 63b47 20w24                        

Ófeigsfjöršur 66n02 21w43              

Ögur 66n02 22w43                         

Ólafsfjöršur 66n06 18w38

Ólafsvķk 146 64n54 23w43                     

Önundarfjöršur near 66n03 23w35                 

Ósar 39 65n36 20w40

Patreksfjöršur 65n36 23w59              

Rafnseyri 65n46 23w27                   

Raufarhöfn 66n30 15w57 ms “Rh”                  

Reyšarfjöršur (Bśšareyri) 65n02 14w13               

Reykholt 64n40 21w04                   

Reykjahliš 65n39 16w55                  

Reykjanes 63n49 22w43                  

Reykjarfjöršur 65n58 21w35

Reykjaskóli 66n15 21w05                 

Reykjavķk 64n09 21w51                   

Reykir ķ Ólafsfirši 65n59 18w48

Reykjarvķk Skip No.1

Rofabęr 17 63n32 18w12

Sandgerši 64n03 22w43                    

Sandur several                     

Saušarkrókur 65n46 19w41              

Selfoss 63n56 20w57                     

Seltjarnarnes 64n09 21w54               

Seyšisfjöršur 237 65n16 14w00 one known of the Danish cancel?           

Siglufjördur 84 66n10 18w56              

Skagafjaršarsżsla district             

Skagaströnd (Höfšakaupstašur) 65n49 20w19                

Skarš 64n03 19w50                     

Skardshlķš 63n31 19w34                  

Skógar 63n32 19w28 ?  several

Stašarstašur  64n49 23w01                 

Stašur  many

Stafafell 64n25 14w51                                   

Stakkahlķš 65n22 13w52

Stošvarfjöršur 64n50 13w53            

Stokkseyri 63n50 21w04

Storinupur 64n04 20w10

Stóru Akrar 65n33 19w19                

Strönd  several farms                     

Stżkkishólmur 65n06 22w48              

Sušavik 66n02 23w00                    

Sušureyri 66n07 23w32                  

Svalbarš NE coast

Svalbarš numeral only, near Reykjavik

Svalbaršseyri 65n45 18w06              

Sveinsstašir several farms

Sveinungseyri (Eyri)                 

Tįlknafjöršur near 65n39 23w58

Žingeyjarsysla               

Žingeyri 65n52 23w30 formerly Dżrafjöršur

Žingvellir 64n15 21w07                 

Žorlįkshöfn 63n51 21w22

Thorshafn (Žórshófn) 66n13 15w17

Tjörn 279 65n38 20w46

Žykkvibęr (Thykkvibaer) 63n45 20w37

Śtskįlar 64n05 22w40                                                   

ValŽjófsstašur 65n01 15w00                 

Varma

Varmahliš 65n33 19w29                   

Vatnajökull near 64n24 16w48                  

Vatnsfjöršur 121 65n56 22w30

Vestmannaeyjar 63n26 20w12

Vestra-Mišfell 288 64n24 21w46

Višivellir 64n59 14w59

Višvķk 183 65n46 19w17

Vigur 66n04 22w48                       

Vķk 63n25 19w00 

Vikingvatn 52 66n06 16w49                        

Villingaholt 63n53 20w45

Villingavatn 170 64n07 21w05                 

Vogar 63n59 22w24                       

Völlur 63n47 20w08                      

Vopnafjöršur 65n47 14w44 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL

Brjefhiršing – post office

 

MARITIME

Korsųr-Kiel Dpsk:Postkt. No. 3

Fra Faröerne applied at Thorshavn

Fra Island applied at Copenhagen