Snorrastofa provides services and education to visitors in the visitor’s reception. It can be found on the ground floor of Reykholt’s church – Snorrastofa, where there is an exhibition on Snorri Sturluson and visitors are able to get guidance and lectures of varying lengths about Snorri, Reykholt and the middle ages.
Visitor’s Reception’s Opening Hours
1 May – 31 August every day 10 – 17
1 Sept. – 30 April weekdays 10 – 17
Otherwise by arrangement.
We offer tours, talks and lectures of varying lengths on Snorri, the library and the church. Live lectures and presentations for groups are a great addition to the visit to Snorrastofa. Lectures and guided tours are offered in Icelandic, Nordic languages, English and German.
The visitor’s reception has one main exhibition; Snorri’s Saga and his Time but in the foyer we also host exhibitions The Húsafell Stones and Pearls of Reykholtsdalur.
Snorrastofa has the following facilities for conferences and meetings:
-A conference and banquet hall, seating up to 100
-Three meeting rooms, seating 6-12
-Snorrastofa’s library, seating 50-60
-Parish- and exhibition hall – facilities to serve light refreshments
Snorrastofa has accommodation for Icelandic and international scholars and artists.
Snorrastofa sinnir rannsóknum, starfrækir bókhlöðu, annast tónleikahald í Reykholtskirkju og veitir ferðamönnum þjónustu í gestastofu, sem er á jarðhæð Reykholtskirkju-Snorrastofu.
GPS punktar fyrir Reykholt: N64° 39′ 53.661″ W21° 17′ 32.068″
Snorrastofa’s employees are year-round employees, summer employees and research partners.
Reykholt er einn sögufrægasti staður landsins, þjóðmenningarstaður. Sagnaritarinn, fræðimaðurinn og höfðinginn Snorri Sturluson settist að í Reykholti árið 1206 og óf þaðan þéttriðið net valda og áhrifa um allt land — og reyndar alla leið til Noregs. Á miðöldum var kirkjumiðstöð í kaþólskri tíð og á dögum Snorra miðstöð lærdóms og valda.
Recreation and natural gems in the vicinity of Reykholt.
The visitor’s reception has a shop with books, CDs and Icelandic handicraft. All proceeds go to the development of Reykholt by Snorrastofa and Reykholt’s church.
Books published by Snorrastofa
Jewellery made by Icelandic goldsmiths and craftspeople.
Including items that were specially designed for Snorrastofa by the jewelry brand Sign.
A good selection of books in several languages on Iceland; its people, customs and history.
Snorrastofa has also published several books on medieval studies.
CDs with Icelandic music and/or performed by Icelandic musicians.
The gift shop takes pride in offering souvenirs made in Iceland. Above you see a photo of bracelets made from bone, by Rita and Páll in Borgarnes.
Postcards with pictures from every corner of Iceland as well as ones specifically from Reykholt and its surroundings.
In the store you can find various gift merchandice from Icelandic designers and artists.
Aldís Einarsdóttir ceramicist and designer – Nánar
Jónas Bragi Jónasson glassartist – Nánar
Ríta og Páll í Grenigerði – Nánar
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