About the Icelandic Saga Database

The Icelandic Saga Database is a non-profit enterprise maintained and administered by volunteers in their spare time. The project was conceived in 2007, with the aim of making the classic Sagas of the Icelanders available in multiple languages in a variety of open formats in a single, central repository. Through countless hours of work, we now host the largest repository of saga translations on the Internet, offering the saga texts in plain text, HTML, XML, EPUB and PDF formats.

Copyright Status

All the saga texts on this website, unless otherwise specified, are in the public domain. This means that you are free to copy, modify, distribute and use them as you see fit, for any purpose, free of charge.


The material contained on this website — original saga texts and translations — have either been obtained from other websites or processed from original scans using Optical Character Recognition software. We would particularly like to thank the following for providing source material:


The Icelandic Saga Database is maintained and edited by Sveinbjorn Thordarson.