Sunday, August 31, 2008
Iceland Diries # 45 - Hliðarendi
The class took a field trip off to Hliðarendi, a farm off the southern cost of Iceland. This stop was designed to visit areas from the famous Icelandic Sagas. These are stories found in the medieval texts that have survived a thousand years. One of the reason's why they are so famous is due close similar to modern Icelandic. Iceland is the only country who can read their medieval texts - their language has evolved so little in the mid-Atlantic ocean. This trip in particular was themed after, Njala Saga, which is arguably one of the best of the many author-less stories.