Vébjǫrn, the son of Végeir the great sacrificer, was an enemy of Earl Hakon in western Norway. Therefore he sails west to settle in Iceland, but has a difficult sea voyage because of Earl Hakons sacrifices to the gods to bring Vébjǫrn misfortunes.
50c. Vébjǫrn's Trouble at Sea
Eptir andlát Végeirs varð Véb...
After Vegeir died, Vebjorn fe...
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
Text sections: Anon Ldn 50cIV