Leiðarvísir og borgarskipan

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The geographical chronicle Leiðarvísir og borgarskipan (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈleːiðarvisɪr ɔːɣ ˈpɔrkar̥scɪpan]) was published in c. 1157 AD by Níkulás Bergsson (a.k.a. Nikolaos), the abbot of the monastery of Þverá in Eyjafjörður, Northern Iceland.

The publication is basically a guidebook for pilgrims about the routes from Northern Europe to Rome and Jerusalem. It contains two descriptions of lands around Norway that the Abbot seems to have acquired for his book from independent sources.[1][2]


In the following list there are the towns in the different itineraries described in Leiðarvísir,:[3]






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  1. ^ Luana Giampiccolo: Leiðarvísir, an Old Norse itinerarium: a proposal for a new partial translation and some notes about the place-names, skemman.is
  2. ^ Carl Christian Rafn. Antiquités Russes d'apres les Monuments historiques des Islandais et des Anciens Scandinave (in French). pp. 404–405. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Peter Robins: Medieval Itineraries: Nikulas of Munkathvera". 2013-04-21. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21.
  4. ^ Marani (2012) p. 20
  5. ^ Marani (2012) p. 20
  6. ^ Marani (2012) p. 21

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