The Icelandic Saga and Heritage Association is a consortium of over 100 members across Iceland, who represent museums, cultural centres and historical sites telling a story about Iceland’s heritage from different angles.
From cloister ruins and turf houses through Viking reenactment to fortune telling practices from 10th Century, the Association encourages all visitors to integrate history and cultural aspects in their travel to Iceland and show that the Icelandic heritage, plays an important role in world heritage.
The Viking period in Iceland is studied and promoted. Through the access to facilities and skills of research institutes such as National Museums and passionate individuals, excavated Viking sites are researched and opened to public. The original Medieval Icelandic texts are used to widen knowledge about Viking world heritage. Re-enactments and theatrical plays reach new audiences and correct any misrepresentation of the Viking identity in Iceland.
Purpose of Organisation
To promote responsible travel with a focus on history, sagas and culture of Iceland, and enable visitors to find information about museums, historical sites and activities connected to the sagas and Icelandic history.
By strengthening the physical and online presence of its partners, the Association helps establish a critical mass of visitors, that will enable the partners to undertake more activities to promote Icelandic Sagas and heritage.