It is difficult to go to Reykjavík without getting a big dose of Icelandic history. The inhabitants of the world's most northerly capital city all seem to have a good working knowledge of the Landnámabók, the mediaeval text that painstakingly documents the antics of the country's first four hundred settlers and their families. Genealogy is everywhere here. And history is big too! Icelanders will proudly tell you the tale of Ingólfur Arnarson who gets a lot of credit all over Iceland for putting the country on the map in the late ninth century.