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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75.45% 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