Photographs and Notes of locations mentioned in Morris's Journals by Martin Stott 

Complete List of Notes for 1871 Journals

Complete List of Entries Published in Collected Works (Vol. 8, 1911)

Slideshows of All Days Images Including Notes by Martin Stott

Illustrations featured in The Land of Thor, and An American in Iceland

An informational booklet on Morris in Iceland. 


"Morris's Journey to Iceland 1871," and "Morris's Journey to Iceland 1873," The Collected Works of William Morris, Vol. 8, p. 129 and 252, Longman's Green & Company, 1911. 

Detail of 1873 Map

Map of the Country of the Ere-Dweller's Story

Map of Iceland


Aho, Gary. "Following in the Footsteps of William Morris." Atlantica and Iceland Review 20 (Winter 1982), 84-93.

Aho, Gary. “`Međ Island á heilanum’: Islandsbæekur breskra ferđalanga 1772 til 1897,” Skírnir, 167 (1993), 205-258.

English version: "Iceland on the Brain: British Travellers to Iceland from 1172 to 1897."

Aho, Gary, Intro. Three Northern Love Stories and Other Tales. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.

Aho, Gary. "William Morris and Iceland." Kairos 1, no. 2(1982), 102-33.

Aho, Gary. “Morris and Volcanos in Iceland.” Useful and Beautiful, William Morris Society in the United States, July 2010: 23-25.

Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Work of William Morris." Diss. Harvard University, 1940. Icelandic trip, 196-202.

Bartels, Dennis. "William Morris and Iceland's Hydrogen Economy."JWMS 15.3 (2003): 34-35.

Cooper, Jane S. "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances." JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.

Ellison, Ruth. "Icelandic Obituaries of William Morris." JWMS 8.1 (Autumn 1988): 35-41.

Ellison, Ruth. "The Saga of Jón Jónsson Saddlesmith of Lithend-cot." JWMS 10.1 (Autumn 1992): 21-30.

Gíslason, Örn, "With May Morris in Iceland." William Morris Society Newsletter-US, January 2014.

Harris, Richard L. "William Morris, Eirikur Magnusson, and Iceland: A Survey of Correspondence." Victorian Poetry 13.3 and 4 (Fall-Winter 1975), 119-130

Jonsdottir, Gudrun. "May Morris and Miss Lobb in Iceland." JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 17-20.

Madsen, St. Tschudi. "Morris and Munthe." Journal of William Morris Studies 1.4(1964): 34-40.

Meredith, Emily, "Iceland and William Morris: In Search of the Whole," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977.

Parkins, Wendy. "'Almost as Good as Iceland on a Small Scale': William Morris's 'Icelandic Imaginary' at Home," JWMS 21.4 (Winter 2014).

Preston, Peter. "'The North Begins Inside': Morris and Trollope in Iceland."JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 8-28.

Waller, Samuel Edmund. Six Weeks in the Saddle: A Painter's Journal in Iceland. 1874.

Wawn, Andrew. "William Morris and the Translation of Iceland," in Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead (eds), Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999), 253-76.

Weber, Wendolyn. ‘Sublime Discomforts and Transformative Milksopishness: William Morris in Iceland.’ The Journal of William Morris Studies, 22.3 (Winter 2017): 23-37.

Wiens, Pamela Bracken. "Fire and Ice: Clashing Visions of Iceland in the Travel Narratives of Morris and Burton." JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 12-18.


Lavinia Greenlaw, William Morris in Iceland: Questions of Travel, 2011. (portions of Morris's diary juxtaposed with peripatetic musings by Greenlaw)

Ian McQueen, The Earthly Paradise, 4-part orchestral and choral piece, performed by BBC Chorus and Symphony Orchestra (loosely based in part of Morris's 1871 Icelandic journals).

Alex Jones, Morris in Iceland. NSW: Puncher and Wattmann, 2008. (novel in which university professor reflects on his life while leading a student theater group which adapts Morris's Journals rather uproariously to its own use).