Mapping Medieval Iceland

This interactive map displays the world of medieval Iceland (c. 870-1537), bringing to life the landscape of Iceland’s medieval prose epics: the sagas, while also providing a picture of the world that produced them.


The purpose of this map is to help people learn about Iceland’s history through a visual and interactive experience. It is also meant to spread awareness of Iceland’s rich historical landscape, encouraging people to visit these sites if they happen to be visiting Iceland (so keep this map in mind when planning trips!)

For those who seek a map for more academic purposes, check out the Icelandic Saga Map being worked on by Emily Lethbridge and the University of Iceland: http://sagamap.hi.is/about-ism-project



Sources Used

Gunnar Karlsson, The History of Iceland (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000), 25.

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