Mapping the Icelandic Sagas

Welcome to the homepage of the Icelandic Saga Map project. As well as the interactive Saga Map itself (link top right, ‘The Sagas’), you will find information about the project and its objectives; the people working on the project; tips on how to use the interactive map; notes about, and links to, other resources.

This is a beta version of the site, which is still under development. The interactive map is fully functional but note that the data has not been fully checked and there may be errors. All of the Íslendingasögur texts (‘Sagas of Icelanders’) have been geo-referenced., as well as Landnámabók (‘The Book of Settlements’). Travel diaries and accounts by 19th-century saga enthusiasts are also being geo-referenced and those by Frederick Metcalfe, William Morris, and William Gershom Collingwood have been added. Geo-referenced information about Icelandic manuscripts (parchment and paper) in which saga texts survive is being collected and will be added soon.

Please cite the URL if you make use of the site and/or map for the purposes of research or teaching; it would also be useful to know about this for the purposes of securing further funding! Comments and corrections are welcome too and can be sent to emily[at]