Ketill sails from the Hebrides and settles on the land the Papar har perviously lived on, land no heathen was allowed to dwell.
85b. Ketill the Christian Settles in Iceland
Maðr hét Ketill enn fíflski, ...
There was a man called Ketil ...
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 85bIV