Every year we assemble a team of scholars, musicians, artists, sponsors, journalists and others to travel in the footsteps of the sagas, seeing the places and connecting with the people/local cultures to experience a living tradition. Want to become a member of the traveling embassy?

 Project manager Baard Titlestad presenting the president of the Icelandic parliament with the Norwegian edition of Flateyjarbok.

Project manager Baard Titlestad presenting the president of the Icelandic parliament with the Norwegian edition of Flateyjarbok.

Iceland

The Saga Island. This magical place gave birth to most of the Norse saga literature. In 2015 we traveled to Flateyjarbók's birthplace, and the farm where it's sponsor Jon Hákonarsson lived. During the trip we visited the Allthing (The Icelandic parliament) and did a presentation and exhibit at the University campus in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Reykjavik. The trip was covered by the main Icelandic print and TV media.


The Faeroe islands

 The team presents the prime minister of the Faeroe Islands with the Norwegian edition of Flateyjarbok.

The team presents the prime minister of the Faeroe Islands with the Norwegian edition of Flateyjarbok.

The Faeroe Islands is an enigmatic place. One gets a sense of a place where history can be touched as it is still handed down as a living tradition. Yet as in so many other places in the world, these traditions are endangered. Some of the most dramatic stories of Flateyjarbok happened in the Faeroe Islands, and we visited them. We also visited the Faroese parliament and gave the Norwegian edition to the prime minister, before hosting a presentation at Nordens Hus in Torshavn in collaboration with Nám.


return to the beginning

Flateyjarbok in its original form is completed by the presentation in the Nidaros cathedral.

 The Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim Norway.

The Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim Norway.