Icelands Ásatrú Fellowship is flourishing

(Foto: Ville Miettinen)

The increase of membership in Icelands Ásatrúarfélagid (en. The Ásatrú Fellowship) has already been staggering in the last one and a half decade. But the latest numbers illustrate an ever stronger growth. Over the last three years more than a thousand Icelanders became registered members in the Ásatrú Fellowship – an increase of astounding 50%. Altogether more than 3,500 people are now part of the Ásatrúarfélag. This corresponds to slightly over 1% of Icelands total population, therefore making the island easily the most heathen country in Europe. The construction of the first heathen hof in a thousand years (anticipated completion: 2018) has the potential to boost the growth even futher.

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  1. 15. August 2017

    […] Iceland there is a flourishing and growing Ásatrú community nowadays, which declares oneself in favor of a modern interpretation of the old heathen traditions. […]

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