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═slenskur texti English text B˙­argil B˙­argiliádregur nafn af b˙­um kaupmanna er stˇ­u ß Akureyrinni. ┴ri­ 1860 var B˙­argil eitt af ■remur hverfum

B˙­argil

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B˙­argil

B˙­argiliádregur nafn af b˙­um kaupmanna er stˇ­u ß Akureyrinni. ┴ri­ 1860 var B˙­argil eitt af ■remur hverfum bŠjarins. ═ nor­urhlÝ­ gilsins eru enn kart÷flugar­ar en ■ar hˇfst kart÷flurŠkt Akureyringa ßri­ 1808 ■egar Hans Vilhelm Lever kaupma­ur pota­i ˙tsŠ­inu ni­ur og uppskar 70 tunnur jar­epla. A­eins tˇlf ßrum sÝ­ar var ■ar kominn stˇr kart÷flugar­ur er ■akti nßnast alla brekkuna og brosti mˇt su­ri. Ůetta er fegursta brekka ═slands, skrifa­i ein fyrsta frjßlsrŠ­ishetja ═slendinga, Baldvin Einarsson, ßri­ 1831.

═áslakka ne­an undir kart÷flug÷r­um Levers var ßri­ 1874 byggt tukth˙s bŠjarb˙a sem var­ strax fj÷lnotah˙s. Ůa­ hřsti allt Ý senn Amtsbˇkasafni­, fanga og bŠjarfulltr˙a og var lengi kalla­ Rß­h˙si­ og stˇ­ vi­ Rß­h˙sstÝg. Rß­h˙si­ brann Ý jan˙ar 1938 og var flŠkingnum ┴star-Brandi kennt umáen aldrei sanna­ist neitt ß hann

Ofar Ý brekkunni sÚst mˇta fyrir g÷mlum veggjabrotum. Ůau eru minjar um vatnsveitu Akureyringa sem komst Ý gagni­ sumari­ 1903.

B˙­argil fˇstra­i helstu skÝ­amenn Akureyrar og ═slands, Magn˙s Brynjˇlfsson, ËlympÝufara 1948 og Magn˙s Gu­mundsson margfaldan ═slandsmeistara Ý Alpagreinum en ■eir bjuggu nßnast a­ segja Ý skÝ­abrekkunni sem var Ý br÷ttum nor­urhlÝ­um B˙­argils. Ůeir sem hafa ■rek og ■or til a­ ganga upp bratt gili­ geta sÚ­ámerktan g÷ngustÝg ß vinstri h÷nd. StÝgurinn liggur ß slˇ­ir barnabˇkah÷fundarins Jˇns Sveinssonar, Nonna, en var ß­ur fyrr alfaralei­ Ý kaupsta­inn vi­ Pollinn. A­ lokum ■etta: Gatan ni­ur B˙­argil heitir LŠkjargata og minnir ß ■ß sta­reynd a­ gili­ er gamall lŠkjarfarvegur. Gili­ heitir eftir sem ß­ur B˙­argil.

Mynd af skiltinu



The Gully

Now you are in the gully of B˙­argil, named after merchant booths built on the sand bank of Akureyri, which was formed by deposits from B˙­arlŠkur brook. In 1860 B˙­argil was one of the town's three residential areas. On the slopes above you, potato plots are still to be found, where, following the lead of merchant Hans Vilhelm Lever, the townspeople began to grow their own potatoes in 1808. Only twelve years later nearly the entire slope had been converted into a huge potato plot basking in the sun from the south.

Now, try to spot the ruins of old walls higher up on the slope. Those are the remnants of a water utility which was constructed by the people of the old town in summer 1903 and remained their private property.

In B˙­argil resided some of the foremost skiers in Akureyri, who practically lived in the area designated for advanced skiers, the steep north slopes of B˙­argil. If you walk up the steep gully you will see a marked footpath to the left which leads you to the childhood home of Nonni (Jˇn Sveinsson), the renowned author of children's stories. Finally, the street down B˙­argil is known as Brook Street (LŠkjargata), reminding us of the fact that the gully is an old watercourse.

Picture of the sign

 
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