The dane King Haraldr Gormsson was insulted by the Icelanders composing offensive verses about him. Therefore he intends to sail to Iceland to avenge the offence. He sends a warlock ahead, in shape of a whale, to get some more Information about Iceland and the Icelanders.
33b. Warlock Swims to Iceland in Shape of a Whale
Haraldr konungr bauð kunngum ...
King Harald bade a warlock to...
The saga of Ólafr Tryggvason is part of the great work of Heimskringla, written in c. 1230's by the Icelander Snorri Sturlusson.
(Contributed by Liv Marit Aurdal.)
Main text: Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar in Heimskringla
Text sections: Hkr ÓTC 33bI