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Snorrastofa

Reykholt 320, Iceland
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Great Museum

Our second night on our drive around Iceland we stayed in Reykholt after a day around the Golden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlander-GG
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
A visit well worth making

Not knowing much about what to expect before our visit, we came away very impressed by the quality... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SpecialK S
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London, United Kingdom
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Reykholt 320, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second night on our drive around Iceland we stayed in Reykholt after a day around the Golden Circle. The museum was a short walk from the hotel. Excellent information on some Icelandic history particularly relative to the Icelandic saga writer and poet Snorri Sturluson.

Thank Highlander-GG
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again some day ! best wishes, Sigrun

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing much about what to expect before our visit, we came away very impressed by the quality of the exhibition and the accessibility of the information for people who didn't already know much about the sagas or Icelandic history. The displays in the museum...More

Thank SpecialK S
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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you again somday! This summer we are planning to sell icecream produced locally, so hopefully guest can sit outside our guest reception and enjoy a icecream. best wishes Sigrún Þormar

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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 23 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 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 22 April 2018

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 6 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 2 January 2018

Thanks for your review. best wishes, Sigrun Thormar

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Reviewed 28 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 2 January 2018

Thanks for your review. best wishes, Sigrun Thormar

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Reviewed 13 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 4 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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