Þórólfr sails to Iceland to settle there. Before he lands at the shore, he throws his highseat pillars with a carved image of the god Þórr into the sea. He follows the pillars and settles on the land where they strand. Þórólfr builds his farm and a big temple, names a holy mountain for the dead to dwell in, establishes a district assembly and places of sacrifice on the land he calles Þórsnes.
33b. Þórólfr's Settlement in Iceland
Þórólfr son Ǫrnólfs fiskreka ...
Thorolf, son of Ornolf the Fi...
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.)
Named things: Þórr
Text sections: Anon Ldn 33bIV