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Snorrastofa

Reykholt 320, Iceland
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Great Museum in Historic Location

Must do if you are interested at all in the sagas or Icelandic history, docent was very attentive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
theoriginaljra
,
Hillerod, Denmark
Very interesting exhibition

Following a visit at the settlement centre in Borgarnes we visited here to learn more about Snorri... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark H
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reykholt 320, Iceland
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"icelandic history"
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"small museum"
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"historic place"
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"middle ages"
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"old church"
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"gift shop"
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"saga"
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"overview"
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"edda"
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"viking"
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"author"
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"tolkien"
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"poets"
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"literature"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Must do if you are interested at all in the sagas or Icelandic history, docent was very attentive and helpful, and the exhibit itself was well presented and engaging. They even have an app to take you around the historical sites outside!

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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, happy to hear that you liked our app! best wishes Sigrun Thormar

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Following a visit at the settlement centre in Borgarnes we visited here to learn more about Snorri Sturluson. The exhibition is really interesting and takes you though his life. The local area is beautiful to see and Snorri’s pool is interesting as well. The shop...More

Thank Mark H
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mark, thank you so much for your kind review, hope to see you here again sometime! best wishes Sigrun Thormar manager Snorrastofa

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

The Snorrastofa centre and museum are located in the church complex which is of itself interesting. There is a very attractive doorway in the museum entrance and items on display are well presented. Icelandic articles are for sale in the shop there as well.

Thank Dr Raymond D
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Dear Raymond, thank you for the review. best wishes Sigrún

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The Snorrastofa Cultural / Research Centre is a great place to stop to better understand the Viking sagas and one of the authors - Snorri Sturluson. There is a small fee to be given a tour, a gift shop on the lower level of the...More

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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks for your review. best wishes, Sigrun Thormar

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The old church is rather beautiful and we spend some time looking at the architecture and decoration. The new church is quite modern and has a museum and shop underneath.

Thank rnathan
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks for your review. best wishes, Sigrun Thormar

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you are interested in the history of Iceland and love archaeology, you will enjoy this well curated museum and church. The docent that talked me through was as knowledgeable as they come.

Thank 007Traveler_2014
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Dear Traveler, thank you for the kind words and welcome again at any time. best wishes, Sigrun Thormar

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This one is for you if you want to learn more about Icelandic history and in particular the life of Snorri Sturluson. His was a remarkable life and as a man of letters he helped shape Icelandic literature. This small museum offers a lot. The...More

Thank ellynvb
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Dear Elly, thanks for your kind review ! best wishes and hope to see you again, Sigrún Þormar

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is one of the most historic sites in Iceland and you understand how such a significant literary work (the Eddas) gives Iceland great significance. By taking the time to tour the museum, walk the grounds, view the immense landscape and appreciate its location, you...More

Thank Sharon R
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a moderately interesting stop, but if you are not familiar with Snorri and the Icelandic medieval poets, then this place won't mean much to you.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on our day trip from Reykjavik. We were hoping to get to hang out in the pool a bit but read it wasn't allowed. The church, pool and view of the lawn is very beautiful. We didn't see much in Iceland that wasn't...More

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