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Address: Reykholt 320, Iceland
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For medievalists and saga lovers

If you are a hardcore lover of Icelandic history, culture, and literature, you will want to make a pilgrimage to Reykholt, a short half-day drive from Reykjavik. This was the home... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
wrightsabq
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were interested in learning about the life and the work of the great Snorri Sturluson, so we decided to visit the museum. But once we get there we were welcomed by Sigrun, who guided us through the Cultural Centre and the museum. She not only explained us many things about Snorri, but about icelandic history and culture. If you... More 

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Thank Mauro R
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

dear Mauro, thank you so much for your visit and for your kind review. Hope to see you again in Snorrastofa sometime :) best wishes, Sigrún More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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197 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan to start early and spend time reviewing the displays. If you are really into the Snorri Sturluson Sagas, try to arrange a lecture from Gunnar Thor Bjarnason, historian. Very knowledgeable! Time your visit before lunch and ask about the doughnuts! There is a good supply of books. The facility is very well maintained. A gem!

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Thank Morris-Madison
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your kind review! best wishes and hopfully see you again, Sigrún Þormar More 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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179 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped here as we were running early for a glacier tour and were not disappointed! What an interesting place with so much information on Icelandic history! We also wandered around and saw Snorri's Pool and surrounding area. Highly recommend!!

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Thank Michelle K
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind words, happy that you enjoyed the visit to Snorrastofa. best wishes Sigrún More 

Mancos, Colorado
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100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Please take the the time to visit this beautiful and historic facility that is very important in Icelandic history. If your lucky enough to meet project manager Sigrun Thormar you are in for a treat. She is a walking encyclopedia of both the facilty and the history of the area and will patiently pass on the vast knowledge she has.... More 

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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Dear visitor from Colorado! thank you so much for your kind words, I will try to live up to the expecations :) Best wishes Sigrún More 

Edinburgh, Scotland
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417 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a very significant site for Icelanders. It is the site/"home" of the saga writer Snorri Sturlusson. If you are travelling to Husafell you must stop here and learn more about him. There is a museum and shop and the facility is well used for educational purposes. Very peaceful location to wander round, relax and learn some history.

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1 Thank Ali921
Sigrun Þ, Guest Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our Guest reception and institute. Hope to see you soon agani. Kind regards, Sigrun Thormar Snorrastofa project leader More 

Thunder Bay
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187 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A very interesting museum but I found I came away from it wanting to learn more (whereas usually I have information overload). There was an IPAD which in hindsight but have been helpful. Still got a bit of a perspective on the impact of this gentleman to Icelandic history. Lovely to walk around the grounds as well.

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1 Thank Kim M
Sigrun Þ, Guest Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. kind regards, Sigrun Thormar project manager More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you are a hardcore lover of Icelandic history, culture, and literature, you will want to make a pilgrimage to Reykholt, a short half-day drive from Reykjavik. This was the home base of Snorri Sturluson, the chieftain, lawgiver, diplomat, traveler, scholar, historian and saga-writer (Prose Edda, Heimskringla, and (probably) Egil's Saga, and thus one of the most significant figures of... More 

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Sigrun Þ, Guest Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. kind regards, Sigrun ThormarSnorrastofa project manager More 

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39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

An excellent museum and beautiful surrounding farm with the including hot pot intact of the writer, scholar and chieftain Snorri Sturluson. This man was elected twice as lawspeaker at the Althing and is author of Prose Edda, credited as author of Egil's Saga. The area is lovely and this is a great stop, the gift shop has an excellent selection... More 

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Thank Gu1villagemum
Sigrun Þ, Guest Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. kind regards, Sigrun ThormarSnorrastofa project manager More 

Honiton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This exhibition and surrounding grounds, church etc, gave a fascinating account of the life of One of Iceland's famous forbears. the area depicting his life was well laid out and easy to follow. Plenty of parking and picnic areas.

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Thank dragonara2
Sigrun Þ, Guest Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. kind regards, Sigrun ThormarSnorrastofa project manager More 

Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

It's not a big thing but hey you are in the neighbourhood anyway. This tells you a little bit of a famous man on Iceland!

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Thank Huurman1968
Sigrun Þ, Guest Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, always welcome again if you are in the area.. kind regards, Sigrun ThormarSnorrastofa project manager More 

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