The Iceland Saga Trail Association

The Iceland Saga Trail Association (ISTA) was founded in 2006 and focus on the heritage of medieval Icelandic literature, especially the Icelandic Sagas, the first centuries of Iceland's history (Viking time) and medieval culture.

The objective of ISTA is to be a forum for collaboration and consultation for those involved in history- and saga-related tourism in this period of time: museums, exhibitions, heritage sites, man-made structures, festivals and the sites of certain sagas. ISTA also aims to increase cooperation on publicity, quality and professional standards with over  80 partners all over Iceland. The most visited partner sites like Thingvellir (a UNESCO heritage site), with 0.5 million visitors in 2013. ISTA works closely with Iceland Tourist Board and Promote Iceland. ISTA has received support from Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning Programme three times. ISTA publishes and distributes tourism brochures in the whole of Iceland in 4 languages and manages the website of the association. ISTA has been working on developing several Saga-Trails in Iceland in cooperation with others.

Street address: 
Víkingabraut 1, 260 Reykjanesbær
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Destination Viking Association has already involved partners both in the Scandinavian 'home lands' of the Vikings in the Nordic countries as well as in a number of the lands in the west where Scandinavians settled (the Isle of Man, Orkney and Shetland, Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland) and some of the Baltic Sea areas with strong Scandinavian impact during the Viking Age (Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Russia). The partnership is open to new partners and new countries.