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Digitial reproductions

Newspapers and periodicals from Iceland, Faeroe Islands and Greenland
Icelandic manuscripts catalog with digital reproductions
Digital reproductions of old Icelandic books
Images of old maps of Iceland and their history

Icelandic digital archives

A digital repository of academic and research documents
Electronic documents from institutions and companies in Iceland
═slenska vefsafni­Icelandic web archive
Icelandic web material from 1996 to the present day
Search portal for several Icelandic digital collections
The OPAC for Icelandic public libraries

Foreign digital archives

Find JournalsFind Journals
Catalog of periodicals subscribed to by the National and University Library of Iceland
Iceland Consortium for e-journals and databases

Informational websites

Doktorsritger­askrßDoctoral theses
A register of doctoral theses by Icelanders
═slensk ˙tgßfuskrßNational bibliography
The Icelandic national bibliography and statistical database
═slensk bˇkaskrß til 1844Bibliography until 1844
Detailed Icelandic bibliography until 1844
Kvennas÷gusafnWomen's History Archive
The Icelandic Women's History Archive
Kvennas÷gusafnOral history
The Center for Oral History
Jˇnas HallgrÝmssonJˇnas HallgrÝmsson
Dedicated to the Icelandic poet Jˇnas HallgrÝmsson and his works
Translated SagasTranslated Sagas
A bibliography with translations of the Sagas of Icelanders


Landsbˇkasafn ═slands - Hßskˇlabˇkasafn
Ůekkingarveita Ý allra ■ßgu


What is Timarit.is?

Timarit.isáis a digital library where millions of pages in digital format are made available on the Internet. This gives access to the printed cultural heritage that is preserved inánewspapers and periodicals of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The access is open to everyone and the material is made available by using the latest methods in information technology.áThe goal is to enhance access to printed newspapers and periodicals and to enable newámethods for researchers. In addition to general news and advertisements the newspapers and periodicals contain and refer to many diverse subjects like literature, history, politics, business, trade and industry. Users canásearch the databaseáboth by using fixed termsátitle and country, and by using full text search. They can also browse through the material and print selected pages. The digital library will steadily accumulate more titles from the participating countries.

Timarit.is is a collaborative project between the

Material selected for digitalization

Eachálibrary decides for its part what material is to be digitized and made available on the Internet. In the first phase of the project The National and University Library of Iceland digitisedáalmost everyáIcelandic newspaper and periodicaláprinted before 1920.áPresently the goal is to include allánational newspapers from the beginning to the present and selected periodicals as well.áIn all cases every issue is digitised. Copyrightálaws and agreements with publishers determine what titles can be made available at the web site. For someátitles the publisher has decided onáan embargo period, typically theálast 2- 4 years.

Project statistics

Number of available titles: 962
Number of available articles: 42,799
Number of available pages online: 4,834,177

Questions and comments about the website can be directed at timarit@timarit.is

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