Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Hallfreth the Troublesome

NameHallfre├░r vandr├Ž├░ask├íld, Hallfre├░r ├ôttarsson (c. 965 – c. 1007).
Court poet of Jarl Hákon Sigurðarson, King Olaf Tryggvason and Jarl Erik Hákonarson.
FamilyFather is Óttar?
Married to Ingibjăźrg ├×├│risd├│ttir.
Children: Au├░g├şsl, Hallfre├░r.
LifeConverts to Christianity. His ‘Conversion Verses’ show the political and social implications of conversion.
Known Works: 1. H├íkonardr├ípa 2. ├ôl├ífsdr├ípa 3. ├ôl├ífsdr├ípa, erfidr├ípa 4. Eir├şksdr├ípa 5. Lausav├şsur.
Subject of Hallfre├░ar saga.
Sources: Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, Viking and Medieval Scandinavia.

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