Established in 1995, Snorrastofa is a research centre that specialises in the medieval period. The place also partakes and includes studies and research about Snorri Sturluson (one of Iceland’s most notable writers, historian, politician, statesman, poet and scholar) and all his work. Snorri Sturluson was born in Reykholt and throughout his life he wrote many books that incorporated Norse mythology in his stories. Today, his work is studied intensely by scholars for having shaped Iceland’s literature.
Snorrastofa has an exclusive exhibition about Snorri where you can see some priceless memorabilia including a variety of his books as they were printed. The copy of “Edda” from the 18th century is a highlight of the museum. However, the exhibit that portrays the history of Vikings is just a stunning and along with other facts about the medieval period, a visit here comes close to time travel.
On the museum grounds is Snorralaug- a historical hot pool believed to be the oldest preserved construction in the country that dates back to the 13th century and draws water from a nearby hot spring. Do make sure you don’t miss this place even if it is worth only a small stop. The museum gift shop has a good collection of books, postcards, music and the Icelandic design items and gorgeous handicrafts sold here make great gifts.
Entrance Ticket Details For Snorrastofa
- Individuals: 1.200 Icelandic króna
- Groups (minimum 10 people): 1.000 Icelandic króna
- Short guidance (10-15 minutes) through exhibition, library and church: + 1.500 Icelandic króna
- With longer guidance (30 minutes) through exhibition, library and church: + 2.000 Icelandic króna
For other prices, please visit official website.
How to Reach Snorrastofa
- By hiring/ renting a Car
- By renting a Bike from a nearby town (you ask locals for rentals as well)
- By walking
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84.56% of people who visit Reykholt include Snorrastofa in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
36% of people start their Snorrastofa visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Snorrastofa
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Snorrastofa
Snorrastofa Reviews & Ratings
The museum exhibits were nicely informative and imaginatively displayed. I was particularly impressed with the facsimiles of illuminated medieval manuscript pages that had sections that could be pulled out of the wall to reveal an explication of that part of the illustration. The rest of the grounds were well-maintained and easily accessible.
It is an ideal place to enjoy the culture of Iceland, its history transports us to an ancient era, a place to learn culture and history
Fun place to see when you are around. Looks like almost the whole village is dedicated to Snorri Sturluson. A lot of information about history is there.
Museum was very educational. Sadly could not go in the modern church or the older church.
First Jacuzzi around couple of centuries ago.. old school, church, green house tomato farms around.. this area has multiple things to offer tourists...