The Far Traveller
Guðríður hin víðförla
A mighty Viking explorer, Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, transcended humble slave origins to become the most intrepid woman traveller of the medieval world. Some 500 years before Columbus, Guðríður crossed the Atlantic eight times, gave birth to the first European child in North America, and even made a pilgrimage to the Vatican. Narrator Imelda Staunton retraces the explorer’s brave voyages from Greenland to Newfoundland and beyond. Weaving together interviews, reenactments and cutting-edge technology, the documentary brings the world of Viking women to life.