As a young man Sabine Baring-Gould undertook a journey to Iceland to explore the country and to learn more about the Icelandic sagas.

In 1862, while he was teaching at Hurstpierpoint, Sabine Baring-Gould travelled to Iceland on a voyage of exploration during which he studied the country, its wildlife and scenary. He also continued building his knwledge about the Icelandic sagas which he had already started to translate, having taught himself to read Icelandic with the aid of a German-Icelandic Grammar. He wrote a book about his experiences, 'Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas', which has recently been re-published by Signal Books with a new Foreword written by me.

You can download a two sided mini-poster (produced for the book launch in Reykjavik) by clicking the following link
 

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You may also like to study Baring-Gould's hints for travellers to Iceland from the book

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