We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Snorrastofa

Reykholt 320, Iceland
433 8000
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Reykholt
Type: Historic Sites
10 visitor photos
Write a Review

10 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    4
    3
    2
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Birkerod, Denmark
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Reykholt is a very historic place. What you find there is a pretty church, but most importantly this is where the famous Snorri Sturluson lived from 1178-1241. He is considered one of the most important poets that Iceland has had. His sagas are highly rated, not least "Heimskringla" about Norwegian kings from the oldest times. He was also one of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Soenderborg, Denmark
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visit this museum one hour drive northeast of Reykjavik. Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241) was Icelands great poet, writer (Saga) and statesman. The museum is a great tribute to Snorri and his time. His works tells us so much about the vikings and their way of living.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandnes, Norway
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is where Snorre came from; the man who wrote our saga. Very interesting and good. There are both a display inside, and a well and a corridorto see outside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
78 attraction reviews
430 helpful votes 430 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Reykholt is small but perfect. Lovely modern church, and the fabled Snorri's Pool. It is also the gate to Hraunfossar and Bjarnafoss and other attractions, so if you are in the area give it a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband, 20-year old son, and I were lucky enough to receive a guided tour of the small but very well-done museum about the live and times of Snorri Sturluson from the museum's founder, Geir Waage. What a fascinating experience. We spent a very happy hour and a half transfixed by his stories and scholarship. My son was about to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Top Contributor
338 reviews 338 reviews
148 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

It is very interesting to see one of the original Icelandic settlements and read about all the intrigue, fighting and legends from this unique location. I have been here both in Winter and in Summer--both times of year have a unique charm. The museum is interesting and the old hot pot is also fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tromso, Norway
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It is the birthplace of Snorri Sturluson, and a fascinating place both culturally and historically. There is a church over a small museum, not incredible impressive, but absolutely worth a look. It is possible to take a walk around the church, and see the famous hotspring tub, and some archaeological remains. It was really windy and cold when I was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kangasala, Finland
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Unfortunatelly the museum was closed when we visited Reykholt as it was October and Saturday. But we saw the church, Snorris bathing place etc. It was beautiful place but quite cold and windy at the time so we didnt spend there much time. A nice place to visit anyway, as it is very near the other attractions nearby as the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
85 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is a very culturally significant location for anyone interested in the Icelandic sagas and is also a centre for research and study. i suspect many people visit to see Snorri's hot tub (as we did) which unfortunately was empty of water and being cleaned the day we arrived. The whole site/complex is a little confusing with no real signposting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Snorrastofa also viewed

 
Thingvellir, South Region

Been to Snorrastofa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing