Before Floki sets sail towards Shetland and Iceland, he makes an altar on which he sacrifices to his three ravens for their guidance across the sea.
5b. Floki's Sacrifice to His Ravens
Flóki Vilgerðarson hét víking...
There was a great Viking call...
The narrative of Landnámabók is set in the late 9th/early 10th century where people from mainly Norse cultures leave their homelands and sail to Iceland in the north west to settle. Landnámabók survives in 5 medieval manuscripts all dating to late 13th century and later. Sturlubók by Sturla Þórðarson, Hauksbók by Haukr Erlendsson (based on Sturlubók and a lost version by Styrmir Kárason), Melabók, Skarðsárbók and Þórðarbók.
(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)
Main text: Landnámabók Hb
Text sections: LdnHb ch. 5b