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The Far Traveller

Jóhann Sigfússon, Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir

When she died, around 1050AD, a little known Viking explorer had become the most travelled woman of the Middle Ages. This Viking woman sailed across the Atlantic Ocean eight times and her travels extended from Iceland, to Greenland, North America, Scandinavia, the British Isles through Europe to the Vatican in Rome. She was rescued by Leif Eiriksson from a shipwreck that earned him the nickname the Lucky. Her name was Gudrídur Thorbjarnardóttir (980-1050AD), called The Far Traveller.

Original title: Guðríður víðförla
English title: The Far Traveller

Directors: Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir
Screenwriters: Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir
Producers: Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir, Jóhann Sigfússon
Coproducers: Seumas Mactaggart, Margaret Cameron, 
Director of photography: Jóhann Sigfússon
Editing: MacTV
Music: Eivor Pálsdóttir
Production companies: Profilm
Coproduction companies: MacTV, RÚV
International sales: Cineflix Rights (
Supported by: Icelandic Film Centre
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Production country: Iceland
Scheduled premiere: Autumn 2019
Length: 60 min.
Production format: 4K/HD
Screening format: DCP