The man from the middle ages

Tormod Torfæus- the historian and murderer

An incredible story about the search for our history. In the same style as in The Black Viking, this time Bergsveinn Birgisson gives us an obsessing picture from the 17th century.

A young Icelander is sent from Denmark to Iceland to collect everything he comes across from old sagas and legends and take it back to the king in Copenhagen.
This is the beginning of an incredible story of lust and sorcery, murder and shipwreck.
But it is also the story of how most of what we know about the Viking Age survived due to coincidences.