Icelandic folktales as well as paintings by Gudni Hardarson are presented in this book. The paintings are all inspired by twenty selected folktales.

As Þorvaldur Gylfason writes in the foreword, the folktale pictures of Gudni Hardarson are works of art that belong in the public domain, works that shed new light on the folktales and elevate them.

It is hoped that these pictures will attract new readers at home and abroad to the heritage of icelandic folktales and their part in the nation´s history.