Laing, Samuel

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Runic stone dedicated to Olaf Trygvasson, Wolin, Poland. © Klaus-Peter Kurz

Samuel Laing (1780 – 1868) from Papdale in Orkney was a Scottish travel writer. He published descriptions of the Scandinavian countries (Journal of a Residence in Norway during the Years 1834, 1835, and 1836, 1836 and A Tour in Sweden in 1838, 1839) and Prussia (Notes of a Traveller, 1842). In 1844 he published his 3 volume edition of Snorri Sturluson's Heimskringla. The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway.