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Reykholt 320, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a good flow with information and artifacts around the life and time of Iceland's saga writer, Snorri Sturluson. Our tour group attended an excellent lecture by a clergyman who gave an animated description of life during Snorri's times. The countryside surrounding the...More

Thank Dee_in_DE
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We visited Snorrastofa with Icelandic friends who are knowledgeable about the life and writings of Snorri Sturluson, who wrote the saga of the Norwegian kings in the early 1200's. There is a nice shop with plenty of literature about Snorri's life. The museum exhibits are...More

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Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you for your review. Yes you are absolutly right about our limited space for the exhibition, as we are renting the church community hall. The vision and hope for the future is our own exhibition house, where we be able to recieve and display...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Other reviewers have already aptly summarized much of what can be said about the information available at Snorrastofa--so, I won't repeat that. The historical information concerns not only Icelandic but also American history. Fascinating details about early Viking explorers discovering North America by way of...More

Thank Reiner P
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

dear Reiner, Thank you for your review. I enjoyed your visit very much, and really enjoyed talking to you both, my best wishes and hope to see you here again someday :) best wishes Sigrún

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The museum contains a lot of information about Saga writer Snorri and his time, so it should be interesting for history geeks and fans of the man. Yet it contains very few objects, most of the interior is simply walls covered with text and pictures....More

Thank Pavel_viajero
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Dear Pavel, thank you for your review. Unfortunally our exhibition hall sets us several limits beeing the church community house. On the top of our wishing list is a new hall and more artifacts to exhibit, hopefully our wish will come true in the future....More

Reviewed July 10, 2018

I was early for my glacier trip and saw the Snorrastofa museum from far away. I did not visit any of the exhibitions, but I found it a lovely place to walk around. Behind the museum is a small, but pretty wooden church. And don’t...More

Thank Globetrotter045
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

hi, if you will pass another day, please visit! not only do we have an exhibition about Snorri Sturlusons life, but we also offer an app for a guided tour outside. best wishes, Sigrún

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Thank you, Sigrun Guttormsdóttir Thormar, for the interesting guided tour and for sharing your knowledge about Snorri! We highly recommend a visit to Snorrastofa!

Thank Søren G
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018
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Hej Søren, tusind tak for besøget og håber at se jer igen på et senere tidspunkt! mange hilsner, Sigrun

Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Having just finished reading Saga Lands, we had to visit Snorri’s place in Iceland. Museum is informative and interesting, and the app that guides you to the outdoor ‘exhibits’ was useful. The grounds are beautiful, there is ample parking and the museum staff very helpful.

Thank Michelle B
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Dear Michelle, thank you for visiting and reviewing our "Sagaland" !

Reviewed June 24, 2018

I teach Norse mythology to high school senior. How could I not visit the home of the author of the Prose Edda? If you love history, if you’re interested in mythology, you must visit.

Thank Monika S
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Dear Monika, thak you for your review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 15, 2018

Our second night on our drive around Iceland we stayed in Reykholt after a day around the Golden Circle. The museum was a short walk from the hotel. Excellent information on some Icelandic history particularly relative to the Icelandic saga writer and poet Snorri Sturluson.

Thank Highlander-GG
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again some day ! best wishes, Sigrun

Reviewed May 25, 2018

Not knowing much about what to expect before our visit, we came away very impressed by the quality of the exhibition and the accessibility of the information for people who didn't already know much about the sagas or Icelandic history. The displays in the museum...More

Thank SpecialK S
Sigrun Þ, Public Relations Manager at Snorrastofa, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you again somday! This summer we are planning to sell icecream produced locally, so hopefully guest can sit outside our guest reception and enjoy a icecream. best wishes Sigrún Þormar

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