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Truly one of the wonders of Iceland.The design of the embroidery (not really a tapestry, because... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Swallowgate
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A unique undertaking

The Njal's saga tapestry tells Njal's saga in a tapestry form using the Bayeux stitch (laid... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
bjorn b
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The Njal's saga tapestry is a new activity in Hvolsvollur where the goal is to sew Njal's saga in a tapestry form using the Bayeux stitch (laid couching work) , a special type of stitch that was used in the Viking age. The Njal's saga tapestry will...more
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Truly one of the wonders of Iceland.The design of the embroidery (not really a tapestry, because like the Bayeux Tapestry it's stitched, not woven) is stunning - not just gorgeous to look at, but clever and funny in its depiction of the episodes and characters...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Njal's saga tapestry tells Njal's saga in a tapestry form using the Bayeux stitch (laid couching work) , a special type of stitch that was used in the Viking age. The Njal's saga tapestry will be around 90 m long now 60 m are...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great to see the pictures of this famous Icelandic Saga and as a result I bought the book and have thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very good atmosphire and very friendly and kind people working there. We were very welcome and they were so helpful and willing to show us around and very educational

2  Thank Soffía S
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

It is a great project nicely laid out and anyone can participate. My children took me there to celebrate my 65 th birthday. Several of my grandchildren have also joined us.

2  Thank Birna J
Reviewed 10 February 2016

You can either take part or just stand on the side and view the work taking place into the making of the burnt Njal tapestry. I am honestly suprised that so many individuals have visited this place but have not completed a listing on tripadvisor....More

2  Thank Mustafa V
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Wonderful place to wisit, to take part in the project, or just to take a look. Two local women have started this project to sew 90 m. long tapestry whith pictures from the story of The burnt Njal, the most famous middle age Icelandic story....More

5  Thank Steinunn Osk K
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In the Saga center in Hvolsvöllur.
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