The Saga of Gísli Súrsson

The Saga of Gísli takes place mostly in the West Fjords in the late 10th century. It tells the story of warrior Gísli Súrsson and his 13 years of outlawry. The West Vikings association was founded at Þingeyri in 2003, with the aim of making the places where the Saga of Gísli took place more accessible to visitors. The West Vikings have established a festival site in the Old Icelandic style at Þingeyri: a circle has been constructed of sea-washed stones and turf, seating over 300 people, with a long hearth in the centre. The West Vikings welcome you.

  • Type: Saga Trails Events

Folk festival is held in Þingeyri the first weekend in July.


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The Saga of Gísli Súrsson