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Fascinating little museum

The museum is very well done, giving a sense of Icelandic life in the early 20th century when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Informative and nicely presented

The restaurant serves tasty cakes and coffee in the afternoon. The museum is very well done, with... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Hali Sudursveit, Hofn 781, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ShannMD
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The restaurant serves tasty cakes and coffee in the afternoon. The museum is very well done, with some good information, interestingly presented, to make the most of the space.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 836anneliesb
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The exhibit reproduces several of the homes in which the writer has lived, and it really gives you a feel of the different living conditions with the earliest one being most informative for us. The cafeteria features simple food, which is certainly tasty. The staff,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank otto228
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Unlike some of North American roadside attractions which are more like rinky-dink tourist traps, the The Þórbergur center deserves the Museum title. Immersive displays featuring Þórbergur Þórðarson's writing is a wonderful snapshot of Icelandic life and the his personal journey. I had never heard of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This lunch eatery and museum was chosen by our very experienced small tour leader...she made a good choice. The restaurant section was very efficient and had excellent soup and sandwich choices. The cost of lunch included the museum, as I recall, TBC. Walking through the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert A
Reviewed July 26, 2018

nice overview on the life of Thórbergur Thórdarson, a famous Islandic author that used to live o the farm that now hosts guesthouse Hali.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Geert V
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is located at the Hali Country Hotel - the other side of the museum is the check-in. We didn't actually visit the museum (free if you are staying at the hotel), but the spectacle of the bookshelf is really cool!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CandN73
Reviewed July 9, 2018

In my opinion one of the top 5 museum buildings in Iceland. The wall shows all Þórbergur's written books. The building it self, is reason enough to visit!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank maggabraga2016
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dsj5777
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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April 21, 2017|
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Response from lugubres |
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?