We conserve the saga tradition for future generations.
Some the world's most admired literary treasures are found in the Icelandic/Norse saga tradition. One of the greatest manuscripts ever created in Iceland was the Flateyjarbok from 1387. It has never been published in its entirety. We are going to change this.
Why is it important to preserve the saga tradition?
When most people hear the word «Saga», they immediately think about Vikings, the Viking civilization being one of the most misunderstood historical periods of the ancient world. Although the sagas are considered treasures of the world’s literary heritage, we rarely hear about the sagas as political literature, yet they are a profound depository of spirituality, myth, political philosophy, wisdom and world class poetry.
In that respect, Flateyjarbok is the one saga that contains the richest palette of all. Whereas most sagas are classified as King’s sagas, legendary sagas etc., Flateyjarbok contains all combined in one lavish narrative covering 500 years of the most dramatic eras Northern Europe has seen, including the Vikings’ foray into North America around the year 1000. Flateyjarbok is the first place where the Vinland-saga was complied in its entirety.
In 2014, we began to publish the first Norwegian edition of the book as part of one of the most comprehensive saga dissemination campaigns ever. We are now in the beginning stages of translating the first English language edition. Flateyjarbok is more than a book. It is a cornerstone of the world's cultural heritage. Please join us on our journey as we open the doors to the saga universe as it has rarey been seen.