Vegvísir : Guidepost

From the Huld Manuscript:

“if this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way

in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”

This page is a collection of interesting links to explore, gathered from Icelandic and Icelandic-Canadian sources. To “open” a card, hover over the image to read the information, and “click” takes you to that webpage. It will open in a new window, so you can always find your way back here.

Icelandic Saga Map
An interactive map of all place names and geo-locations in Íslendingasögur and Landnámabók, correlated with the saga texts.
National Archives of Iceland - logo
The National Archives of Iceland’s digitized collection of censuses. The census of 1703 can be downloaded.
Women at Thingvellir, Iceland
Does your family have a treasured recipe? Are you carrying on the tradition? Lisa Sigurgeirson is compiling The Quintessential Vínarterta Book , a unique collection of vintage and modern family recipes, stories, and images.
Learn Icelandic Online - University of Iceland
The University of Iceland’s online courses in Icelandic, with distance learning options.
Lögberg-Heimskringla is a community newspaper serving the Icelandic community in North America since 1886.
A Map of the Heart. CBC audio of Part 1: The Icelandic Sagas.

Medieval book-binding, Iceland, 13th C is an archival collection of thousands of handwritten manuscripts at the National and University Library of Iceland. Some are viewable as books, with automated page turning (“flip-books.”)
Egil Skallagrimsson
A Map of the Heart. CBC audio of Part 2: The Icelandic Sagas.
Old Norse, English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, French, German flags
Read the Icelandic family sagas online: The Icelandic Saga Database