Luku vág viku,
vara kostr fara
Luku vág Bjǫrgynjar viku; vara kostr brýns háskrautum fara braut.
They closed the bay of Bergen for a week; there was no possibility for the tall ships to speed away.
 háskrautum ‘the tall ships’: See the comparable há- in hánǫðru ráfiðris ‘the tall adder of the sailyard-feather’ below (st. 4/3). ÍF 28 and ÍF 29 take Skrauti (dat. pl. Skrautum) as the name of an ox (unattested) and as part of a kenning for ‘ship’: há-Skrautum ‘for the oarlock-oxen (i.e., for the ships)’. For other interpretations, see Note to l. 3 above.
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