Salon's the Literary Guide to the World goes Norway.
William T. Vollmann selects:
1. The Poetic Edda by Lee M. Hollander
2. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
3. The Master of Hestviken by Sigrid Undset
Coincidentally, I've scheduled Kristin Lavransdatter for next year's 100 Books To Read. JN gave some positive feedback about it, but I'll probably speak to her about it later - AFTER I've actually read the book.