The Thorbergur center

The Thorbergur center, Hofn: Hours, Address, The Thorbergur center Reviews: 4.5/5

The Thorbergur center
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The Thórbergur center is a cultural center with an exhibition dedicated to the great writer Thórbergur Thórdarson (1888 - 1974) ) who grew up on the farm Hali. This unique exhibition takes you on an enriching journey through the life and thoughts of one of Iceland's most original 20th century thinkers and writers.
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margretsam
Reykjavik, Iceland108 contributions
Iceland's history
Jul 2021 • Family
A good museum about one of Iceland's most famous authers. Tells you a lot about life in this area in the old times. We also had lunch there and it was quite good.
Written July 12, 2021
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Discover141576
2 contributions
Lovely food, speaking rocks and an interesting museum
Aug 2020
Thank you for a wonderful dinner after an event-filled day on the glacier! We enjoyed the exhibition, too!
Written September 7, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,441 contributions
Museum, gift shop and restaurant
Jun 2019
The Thorbergur Center is a cultural center with an exhibition dedicated to the great writer Thorbergur Thordarson born in the area. You can get here also plenty of information of the icelandic culture. Also exhibited are photographs which show the community’s working and social life between 1930 and 1960. Beside the museum there is a gift shop and restaurant in this place. Good food, clean bathrooms,very friendly service at a good price.
Written April 8, 2020
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Shelley P
Vancouver, WA140 contributions
Yummy dinner
Oct 2019 • Friends
Great place to stop & eat when visiting Glacier Bay. I had the lamb, it was amazing! The rest of our party had the pork schnitzel. All very good & I definitely recommend it!
Written October 25, 2019
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John D
Orlando, FL1,010 contributions
Nice Museum & Restaurant
Sep 2019
A surprise - free to visit with dinner, it is an on-sight museum dedicated to an Icelandic writer by the name of Porbergur Pordarson. It chronicles his life, and opens a door into living in iceland during the 20th century. Worth a peek.
Written October 2, 2019
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alexandradreamvoices
Njardvik, Iceland24 contributions
Great place with Outstanding view
Aug 2019 • Family
For those who are interested in literature The Museum is smth Must see! Awesome!
And Yes, What á view! Spectacular!
Written August 5, 2019
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James S
Lehi, UT23 contributions
Decent food, friendly service
Jul 2019 • Couples
We ate the chard meal and the warm ham/salami sandwich. Service was good and friendly. The Chard was very good. And the sandwich was good, but nothing special. We shared a warm apple cake dessert, which was yummy. We would go back to this place and we would recommend it. They offered free museum access since we paid for the meal. We were anxious to move on so we didn’t do the tour.
Written July 9, 2019
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gsflhrc
Blackburn, Australia56 contributions
Good Friday lunch
Apr 2019 • Couples
Seems everywhere was closed as we visited sites today. Cafe at the Glacier Lagoon closed, so on our way to Hofn, took a punt and turned into the Centre.
Can’t speak for the museum, but the cafe did a great lunch, the local smoked Char was terrific.
Beats the cod and cheese sauce I suffered through on Good Friday as a child
Written April 19, 2019
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Pepe Peña
Monterrey, Mexico3,030 contributions
Nice building design
Feb 2019 • Couples
Good if you have the time, had a meal at the restaurant or are Thorbergur fan.

How to get there? in Hali farm. From Route 1, you will see a sign of the farm. As a reference, beside the route 1, there is a museum with a bookshelf, that is Hali. I could never understand it very well, but the hostel is in Hofn, not sure if is a Municipality, because Hofn the town is almost 66 km apart (55 minutes approx.) or what but be careful if you are looking to stay in/close to Hofn the town.

Experience: is a small museum dedicated to the writer Þórbergur Þórðarson (who grew up in Hali) and basically provides local history, maritime and farm related. You will see ships representation, the inside of turf house representation, the Thorbergur´s office representation, clothes and other pieces of his life.
The information is in Icelandic (I think so, so I could not understand a thing).
The thing I like it the most was the outside design and the very creative 2-meter-high bookshelf in the outside that you can side from Route 1, it has all of the books he wrote.
They also have a very, very, very good restaurant, where you need to try the fish. Simply delicious.

Opening Hours: Every day from 7:30 am to 9 pm (in winter from 8 am to 9 pm).

Cost: parking and admission are free.

Duration: 30 minutes or less.
Written March 30, 2019
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ShannMD
Baltimore, Maryland, USA26 contributions
Fascinating little museum
Dec 2018 • Friends
The museum is very well done, giving a sense of Icelandic life in the early 20th century when Thorgegur grew up on this land, and then a wonderful introduction to this fascinating writer, yogi, spiritualist, socialist, humorist, and all around unique character. Plus the attached restaurant is outstanding!
Written December 26, 2018
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The Thorbergur center is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM