Jónas Kristjánsson (born 1924) is an Icelandic scholar and novelist. He is a former longtime director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, from which he retired upon reaching the age limit on the position in 1994. He is best known for his works on Icelandic sagas, laying emphasis on their literary nature and working on several stylistic and syntactic problems. His novel, The Wide World, is set in Viking age North America. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
- ^ Fjársjóður Íslands Jónas Kristjánsson er að láta af störfum forstöðumanns, Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic), August 7, 1994 (long article on his career)
- ^ Davies, Karin. Iceland works to preserve its own folk tales, Lawrence Journal-World (Associated Press), November 17, 1991
- ^ Second Viking site sought, The Record (Kitchener, Ontario), November 12, 2001 ("Prof Jonas Kristjansson an expert on the Norse sagas")
- ^ New Clues Emerge on the Vikings' Voyage, The Boston Globe, February 4, 2000 ("Jonas Kristjansson one of Iceland's foremost scholars of the sagas")
- ^ "Gruppe 5: Filologi og språkvitenskap" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 10 January 2011.