Biography

Ingolfur Arnasson was born c.850 at Fjalir in Norway. According to the earliest known tradition, his family came from Hjor5aland. His father was either named Orn or more probably Bjornulfr. Arnasson traveled to

Iceland c. 870, where he founded a settlement. He subsequently lived at a farm in Reykjavik, Iceland. He married Hallveig Frööadöttir; they had a son, Forsteinn. The date of Arnasson's death is unknown.

Sverrir Jakobsson

See also Iceland; Rey^^^ Further Reading

Elleh0j, Svend, Studier over den wldste norr0ne historieskrivn-

ing, Copenhagen: 1965 Islendingabok. Landnamabok (Islenzk fornrit, I), edited by

Jakob Benediktsson, Reykjavik, Iceland: 1968 Jöhannesson, Jön, Gerdir Landnamabokar, Reykjavik, Iceland: 1941

Monumenta Historica Norwegiae. Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen, edited by Gustav Storm, Kristiania, Norway: 1880 Lindal, Siguröur, "Sendiför Ulfljöts asamt nokkrum athugasemdum um landnam Ingölfs Arnarsonar." Skirnir, 143 (1969): 5-26 Palsson, Hermann, "Vesturviking Hjörleifs." Saga, 2 (19541958): 309-315

Rafnsson, Sveinbjörn, Studier i Landnamabok. Kritiska bidrag till den isländska fristatstidens historia, Volume XXXI, Lund, Sweden: Bibliotheca Historica Lundensis, 1974 S0rensen, Preben Meulengracht, "Sagan um Ingölf og

Hjörleif." Skirnir, 148 (1974): 20-40 Matthiasson, Haraldur, Landid og landnam, 2 volumes, Reykjavik, Iceland: 1982

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