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The Far Traveller

Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir

When she died around 1050 AD, a littleknown Viking explorer had become the most traveled woman of the Middle Ages. She had sailed across the Atlantic Ocean eight times and her travels extended from Iceland to Greenland, North America, Scandinavia, the British Isles, through Europe, and all the way to the Vatican in Rome. She was rescued by Leif Erikson from the shipwreck that earned him the nickname Leif the Lucky. Her name was Gudrídur Thorbjarnardóttir, aka 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
Narrator: Imelda Staunton 

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: February 2020
Length: 52 min.
Production format: 4K/HD
Screening format: DCP