Few words from the Chairman
The Iceland Saga Trail Association was formally founded at Þingeyrar in North Iceland in May 2006. The association have nearly 80 members, from all regions of the country. The idea for the association arose after seven of these bodies took part in the European project Destination Viking - Sagalands (2003-2005), which also included participants from Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, the Orkneys, the Shetlands, the Isle of Man and Newfoundland. The unity they experienced has led to the foundation of the new association, whose objective is to be a forum for collaboration and consultation for those involved in history- and saga-related tourism in Iceland. The association also aims to increase cooperation on publicity, quality and professional standards.The association decided that initially it would focus on the heritage of medieval Icelandic literature, the first centuries of Iceland’s history and medieval culture, i.e. the period from the settlement around 870 until 1550. It is quite possible that the limits of the period may be extended, but it was deemed sensible to set these limits at the initial stages. Information is presented here on 31 bodies and groups, and what they have to offer: museums, exhibitions, heritage sites, man-made structures, festivals, the sites of certain sagas, and so on. The web-site also includes list of all the members in the Iceland Saga Trail Association and events on their sites.
Welcome to the Icelandic Saga Trails!