Welcome to Dalir
The scenic corridor of rolling fields and craggy river-carved buttes between West Iceland and the Westfjords is known as Dalir. It served as the setting for the Laxdæla Saga, the most popular of the Icelandic sagas. The story revolves around a love triangle between Guðrun Ósvífursdóttir, said to be the most beautiful woman in Iceland, and the foster brothers Kjartan Ólafsson and Bolli Þorleiksson. In typical saga fashion, Guðrun had both men wrapped around her little finger and schemed and connived until both were dead – Kjartan at the hands of Bolli, and Bolli at the hands of Kjartan’s brothers. Most Icelanders know the stories and characters by heart and hold the area in which the story took place in great historic esteem.