A Traveller’s Guide to Icelandic Folk Tales by Jón R. Hjálmarsson
While traveling around Iceland, tourists will often hear stories of
Icelandic folk legends. In A Traveler’s Guide To Iceland, Jón R.
Hjálmarsson attempts to provide some insight into these tales. To that
end, he invites the reader on an imaginary road trip around the island,
retelling the stories at the places where they are set.
About the Author
Jón R. Hjálmarsson (1922 - 2018) worked as a travel guide for tourists both foreign and Icelandic for many years. He has published a variety of books, including textbooks and books on history and national scholarship of various kinds. In 1983 Jón was awarded the Order of the Falcon, Icelands biggest honour awarded for merit for Iceland and humanity.