Iceland Review."I’d heard of The White Viking before but The Black Viking… who was that? As I’ve always been interested in history and the Icelandic sagas, I listened intently when this mysterious character came up at a recent social event", Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir writes in Iceland Review.:
Landnámabók (Book of Settlements), a mediaeval manuscript listing the Norse settlers of Iceland in the 9th and 10th centuries, describes Geirmundur Heljarskinn, the son of Norwegian king Hjör Hálfsson, as “the noblest of all settlers.”
He was said to have traveled the country with no fewer than 80 armed men and been in possession of a large group of slaves, who were stationed around the West Fjords and Dalir regions, from the lush Breiðafjörður in the south to the rugged Hornstrandir in the north.