28 Dec 2016Þórdís the fortune teller was one of the strong women in the Icelandic sagas. She was the first settler in Skagaströnd, North Iceland, and today she is remembered in a museum dedicated to her.
7 Jun 2016One way of getting to know Icelandic sagas is to read all forty of them. Another is to just see the play. Icelandic Sagas: The Greatest Hits is presented by two Icelandic actors who jump from the role of one heroic housewife or Viking to the next. It covers all the sagas in a fast and witty way, covering the most famous Vikings and their strong-minded wives.
3 Apr 2016"I'm not surprised, but I find this discovery absolutely remarkable," says Icelandic meterologist and author Páll Bergþórsson about the news of an ancient Viking site spotted on satelite pictures in Newfoundland in North America. Bergþórsson is the author of The Wineland Millennium: Saga and Evidence/ Vínlandsgátan, which was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize in 1997.
11 Apr 2015Nic Bizub, a student of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Wisconsin, USA, is composing an English-language opera exploring the themes of honour and masculinity, based loosely on Iceland’s famous Njáll's saga.