Welcome to the Saga Centre!
The Saga Centre is a cultural Centre for the region of Rangárþing eystra. The Saga Centre offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the vast and fascinating world of the Sagas. As our guest you will have an incredible chance to enter the world of mythology, ocean voyages, and the discovery of new lands. Take some time and meet the characters of the famous Saga of BrennuNjáll or as it is called in English, the Story of Burned Njal. And like several other Sagas, it has a nickname in its native Iceland, “Njala”. As you step through the entrance of the Centre you will find yourself transported back in time. Visitors will be captivated by the deep and rich history of the Sagas. Experience the dramatic and fascinating story of the Viking age with all its romance, conflict, love, and death.
Brennu-Njalssaga is the most celebrated of the Icelandic Sagas. Though its events are set in the tenth and early eleventh centuries, the Saga itself was not written until towards the end of the thirteenth century by an anonymous Icelandic Saga man or storyteller. The Saga take place in Southern Iceland mainly at Rangárvellir. Saga Centre at Hvolsvollur houses the great exhibition of Njala, dedicated to this masterpiece of Icelandic Sagas. Guests are invited to explore ocean travel and navigation, religion, Viking cosmology, before they enter into the literary art of the greatest heroic stories of the Middle Ages.