NAT: Saga Trail

Battles, Tumult, Disputes, Aggression, Murders and Executions.

Let’s make our travel guide around Iceland full with places that have reference to the Sagas. Here you can find out more about the places you will visit during your stay. Did you know about the only sea battle of the country’s history or Sturlunga Saga battles.
During historical times chieftains and powerful individuals often used force to settle their arguments, and attacked their foes. Nowadays less blood is shed and people turn to the justice system, suffer or tolerate injustice!

According to the Book of Settlement, the Sturlunga Saga, and chronicles, murders, executions and slayings were common in Iceland. The average number of murders nowadays is close to two annually. Hope you’ll enjoy the reading and the stay at the places you visit.

Snorri Sturluson was Iceland’s greatest Saga writer as well as being an author and a great scholar. His most renowned works are Snorra-Edda and Heimskringla (The Orb of The World; Orbis Terrarum)

Iceland Saga in Icelandic

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Saga Trail in West Iceland

One of the most famous attraction in the West is Snæfellsjökull glacier.

Saga Trail in North Iceland

Home of Dettifoss waterfall, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.

Saga Trail in South Iceland

Iceland’s most visited region, with plenty of waterfalls, black sand beaches and glaciers.