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The Thorbergur center

Hali Sudursveit, Hofn 781, Iceland
+354 478 1078
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As part of a photography workshop tour we were staying and eating at the Hali Country Hotel (very... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
dsj5777
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Worthy stop

This is a great stop. We enjoyed cappuccinos and a lunch plate. There were exquisite, large scale... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
BarbaraHRockwell
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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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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Mar 22, 2018
“Surprise!”
Jan 12, 2018
“Worthy stop”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hali Sudursveit, Hofn 781, Iceland
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

As part of a photography workshop tour we were staying and eating at the Hali Country Hotel (very nice little hotel). Our bus driver said would you like to see the museum and, to our surprise, there was a museum about Thorberger and Icelandic life....More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This is a great stop. We enjoyed cappuccinos and a lunch plate. There were exquisite, large scale photos of everything Iceland on all the walls. There is also an exhibition (free!)--it is about a very famous Icelandic author--Thórbergur Thór∂arsson. The exhibition included detailed historical information...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

The center itself is very interesting and worth visiting. We stopped over for lunch and for such a small and distant place I was amazed by the quality of fish - one of the best ones we had in Iceland. If you are not far...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is much more than the title suggests. It is also next to the best guesthouses in the vicinity of Jókelsarlón Lagoon and Iceberg Beach: Hali Country Hotel, Guesthouse Gerði, and Skyrhúsid Guest House.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is the birthplace of one of the most beloved Icelandic authors. The museum is wonderful and explains the hard environment he grew up in. The location beneath the steep cliffs underlying Iceland´s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull. The restaurant is also a must, the fish is...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

If you are interested in Þórberg Þórðarson then this museum shows his upbringing and character very well. If you dont know this author then it is still a interesting view into early 19th century Iceland

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

This museum is located right off highway 1. The building is out in the countryside quite a ways from Hofn. You can recognize it by the wall of huge books on the outside of the building. The front of the building is a restaurant where...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice small museum full of information... especially if you are completely unfamiliar with the author (as I was). One of the neater exhibits was the replica of the farmhouse - you can really appreciate their hard life when you step inside. If...More

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed April 13, 2017

A very informative museum, centered around Þórbergur Þórðarson, who grew up on this farm. The exhibits are very well done and easy to understand, while the outside of the building certainly gets attention. It is built to look like giant books!

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

A really nice place, the house is amazing from the outside, like books in a shelf. Museum about the author Þórbergur Þórðarson is really nice.

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lugubres
April 21, 2017|
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Thnak you Heiðar. Is there a charge for admission to visit if we are not guests of the Hali Country Hotel or the cafe/restaurant?
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