Monday, February 10, 2014

Journey to Saga Country

My article about a trip I made to Iceland in December has been published in Escape, and is available online here.

The piece describes the start of an attempt to test, or at least think about, something my father once said to me - that my family was descended from the saga author Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) - and so follows a track to Snorri's farm Reykholt and also to the site of a work often ascribed to Snorri, Egil's Saga.

At Snorralaug, Reykholt
The sculpture Sonatorrek, Borg
At Borg