A novel by Nobel-Prize winner Halldor Laxness. A youthful emissary of the Bishop of Iceland travels to the beautiful and mysterious district of Snæfellsnes, locally known as “Under the Glacier”, to investigate the affairs of the parish and its enigmatic pastor. The story is the young man’s report to the bishop on the extraordinary events taking place at the foot of Snæfellsjökull glacier, and the remarkable characters he encounters in the course of his investigations. English translation by Magnús Magnússon. Published: 1968. Soft cover with 334 pages.