Snorrastofa in Reykholt was founded in the memory of scholar Snorri Sturluson. It is a cultural and medieval center situated in his ancient homestead at Reykholt. Reykholt is one of the most important historical sites of the country.
Snorri Sturluson was a 13th-century author and politician who lived on a farm in Reykholt. He wrote the Prose Edda which has proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends. Edda has inspired modern works such as Wagner’s Ring Cycle and Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. It is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and extensive source for Norse mythology.
Snorrastofa charges entrance fees to exhibitions and runs a souvenir shop.
Snorrastofa’s main space hosts the exhibition Snorri’s Saga. Guidance and information is available from staff.
The exhibition traces the life of Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) in text and images; his environment and the era.
May 1 – September 31
Every day from 10.00 – 18.00
October 1 – April 30
Weekdays from 10.00 – 17.00
Otherwise by arrangement.
Visit the homepage of Snorrastofa for further information.
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