Ingimundr travels from Norway to Iceland where, after a prophesy, he finds his place to settle and recovers a Freyr amulet he had lost in Norway, while digging for his highseat pillars in his new home in Iceland.
56b. Ingimundr's Freyr Amulet
Ketill raumr hét hersir ágætr...
There was a famous chieftain ...
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 56bIV