Norse writings and the sagas:

The Vinland Sagas, (Saga of Greenlanders and Eirik the Red’s Saga) trans. Keneva Kunz. Penguin Classics, 2008.

The Book of Settlements (Landnámabók) Translated by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards. University of Manitoba Press. Winnipeg 1972.

The Sagas of Icelanders (anthology), various translators. Preface by Jane Smiley. Penguin Classics, 2000.

Njal’s Saga, trans. Robert Cook. Penguin Books, 2001.

The Saga of Grettir the Strong, trans. Bernard Scudder. Penguin Books, 2005.

Eyrbyggja Saga, trans. Hermann Palsson, Paul Edwards. Penguin Books, 1989.

The Saga of the Volsungs, trans. Jesse L. Byock, Penguin Books, 1998.

The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, trans. Jesse L. Byock, Penguin Books, 1998.

Faereyinga Saga, trans. F.York Powell, London 1896.

The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlusson. Trans. Jesse Byock, 2005.

History and Archeology:

The Farfarers, A New History of North America, by Farley Mowatt. Key Porter Books Limited, Toronto, 2002. 

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings, by John Haywood. Penguin Books. London 1995.

Viking Age Iceland, by Jesse Byock. Penguin Books, London 2001.

Westward to Vinland, by Helge Ingstad (trans. Erik J Friis). Harper Colophon. New York 1992.

Westward Vikings: The Saga of L’Anse aux Meadows by Birgitta Linderoth Wallace. Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John’s 2006.

The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, by Nancy Marie Brown. Harcourt Books. USA 2007.

Viking Ships in Oslo, by Thorleif Sjovold. Universtetets Oldsaksamling. Oslo 1985.


The Long Ships by Frans G. Bengtsson. Harper-Collins, London 1994.

Eiriksdottir by Joan Clark. Penguin Canada, 2003.

The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley. Anchor Books. New York, 2005.

Cold Earth by Sarah Moss. Granta. London, 2010.

‘Guide’ Books:

Destination Viking: Western Viking Route, Ed. Marita Engberg Ekman. North Sea Viking Legacy. Sweden 2001.

Destination Viking: Sagalands, Ed. Rögnvaldur Gudmundsson. Destination Viking Sagalands. Reykjavik 2005.

Saga Trails: four Chieftain’s farmsteads in the Norse Settlements of Greenland, by Jette Arneborg. National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen 2006.

Follow the Vikings, Ed. Dan Carlsson and Olwyn Owen. Viking Heritage. Uppsala 1996.

Art and criticism:

Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Pre-History by Lucy Lippard. The New Press, New York 1983.

Land Matters: Landscape, Photogaphy, Culture and Identity by Liz Wells. I.B. Taurus & Co. London 2011.

Documents of Contemporary Art: Ruins, Ed. by Brian Dillon, Whitechapel Gallery, MIT Press, London, 2011.


Iceland: Land of Sagas, by David Roberts and Jon Krakauer. Villard Books. New York 1998.

The Cambridge Introduction to the Old Norse-Icelandic Saga, by Margaret Clunies Ross. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 2010.

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