Handrit.is formerly Saganet aka Sagnanet is an ongoing scholarly project that digitalizes, stores, and makes available, page by page, images of works of Old Icelandic literature in the original language. Source are manuscripts and printed books from the 13th century CE to the year 1900. Files are in TIFF format, taken from JPEGs. Two types of access (Search and Browse) and three types of image views (full image, thumbnail image, and zoom windows) are available. For explanations of these terms and for assistance, see the site's Help file. (Updates vary)

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National and University Library of Iceland


Icelandic, English

Resource Types

E-Books and E-Texts

Online Availability

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