icelandic sagas

Dive into the best of the best of Icelandic sagas and let expert actors bring them to life before your eyes.

Icelandic Sagas – The Greatest hits is a 75 minute theatrical comedy roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage. In English!

The Icelandic Sagas are the 40 true stories of the first settlers of Iceland – Well, Icelanders say they’re true. Everyone else says: Get out of here!

But everyone agrees they are fantastic tales of worthy men and feisty women from a thousand years ago. Stories of viking raids abroad and blood-feuds at home. Passed down the generations and preserved on calf-skin manuscripts they are the crown jewels of Icelandic culture, amazing stories of ordinary vikings, facing ordinary viking problems – like how to get your wife to stop killing your neighbor’s slaves, what to do when someone calls you a horse-ass-eater and how to sue your brother in-law for not living up to your sister’s… expectations.

Step into the world of Hallgerdur Long-Pants, Gunnlaugur Serpent Tongue, Killer-Glum, Haraldur with the great hair-do, Mjoll the-biggest-of-all-women-who-were-not-giants and Leifur the Lucky who found America… and lost it again.

Never heard of them? Come and get to know them all in Icelandic Sagas – The Greatest Hits. Be thrilled, entertained and intrigued – and find out what it really means to toss a pair of blue pants into an Icelanders face – really.

Since this is an evening tour, you can spend the day doing something thrilling, before diving into culture. Examples are:

Duration: 75 minutes
June – August
Start time:

Good to know:

You must arrive at Harpa concert hall 30 minutes prior to show start, to collect your ticket and find your seats.



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