They asked me for a blog in english …

The Laugavegur
September 1, 2007, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Storytelling

When in Reykjavik, you cannot (or should not) miss the main shopping street, the Laugavegur – the laundry road. Not all tourists know that there is another road in Iceland, called Laugavegur, a 52 km footpath from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk. Continue reading


Tapestry unwound – a readers guide to Njál’s saga
July 19, 2007, 12:54 pm
Filed under: Storytelling

My relationship to the saga
I remember the first time I tried to read Njal’s saga. The book sat gloriously on the bookshelf in the livingroom of my home, an illustrated edition from the late fifties with all the archaic endings and in the original language. It wasn’t the language of the beast that thwarted my attempts this first time, but the genealogies right at the beginning. I think I got through the first three or four chapters, then closed the book. The next time the mobile library passed through my neighborhood, I asked for something to read, “but not Brennu-Njálssaga!” I was nine years old at the time. Continue reading