|Hólar farm in Öxnadalur, north Iceland, Photo by Rajan Parriker, posted at http://blog.parrikar.com/|
"[F]or the next twelve years "many very deserving persons transplanted themselves and their families to New England," amongst whom were "gentlemen of ancient and worshipful families, and ministers of the Gospel then of great fame at home, and merchants, husbandmen, and artificers, to the number of some thousands." It was reckoned that 198 ships were employed, at a cost of 192,000l, to carry over these emigrants, who for these " twelve years kept sometimes dropping, and sometimes flocking into New England." By the year 1640, the set tlers were supposed to have amounted to 4000 persons, who are said in fifty years to have multiplied into 100,000."
As Wikipedia puts it:
Perhaps Snorri’s most enduring importance lies in the fact that without his writings, our possibilities for perceiving the views and thoughts of pagan North Europeans would be considerably more limited than they admittedly are. His writings provide information and indications concerning persons and events influencing the peoples inhabiting this region during periods of time concerning which information is scarce. 
To an extent, the legacy of Snorri Sturluson also played a role in politics long after his death. His writings could be used in support of the claims of later Norwegian kings concerning the venerability and extent of their rule.
|Bjørgvin (earlier Selje)||Christ Church||1068|
|Kirkjubøur||Faroe Islands||Magnus Cathedral||c. 1100|
|Kirkjuvagr||Orkney and Shetland||St Magnus Cathedral||c. 1035|
|Suðreyjar||Isle of Man, Islands of the Clyde and the Hebrides||Peel Cathedral||1154|
|Skálholt||Southern Iceland||Skálholt Cathedral||1056|
|Hólar||Northern Iceland||Hólar Cathedral||1106|