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March 2012

 

Southern artist brings life to the Magic Carvings

This moment the painter Hallur Karl Hinriksson is working here in Snorrastofa on an installation of the portal or the magic carvings to be displayed in the entrance of the exhibition dedicated to Snorri Sturluson, and it will be opened this summer. The portal is getting a new life in the hands of the artist so that the guests and tourists can enjoy the gallery even more.
Hallur Karl Hinriksson is from the South of the country. He was educated in ╔cole SupÚrieurd'Art de Quimper (French Art School in Bretagne). In the portal he uses the old antique colours which have been produced the same way for many centuries.
Last year many people already enjoyed the wood carvings by the Norwegian carving artist Biarte Aarseth with SigrÝ­ur Kristinsdˇttir having designed them. And now it is even more exciting to take the game further ľ the axes come alive in the hands of Hallur Karl - the master of colours from the district Flˇinn - in full accordance with the colours as they existed in the Middle Ages.

 

Two new books published

by Snorrastofa

 

Studies in
Icelandic
Fourteenth
Century
Book Painting
by dr. Lena
Liepe, professor
in art history at
the University
of Oslo
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Snorris Edda
in European
and Icelandic
Culture
Editor: dr. Jon
Jon Gunnar
J°rgensen,
professor in
nordic studies
at the Uni-
versity of Oslo
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October 2009.
Conference held in Reykholt about languages on small geographical areas, language politics, Nordic intercommunication, translation and sign language,
www.sprog.is

 
 
 
 
16th Viking Congress held in Iceland in August 2009.
www.vikingcongress.com

 

Nordic Viking Game

Snorrastofa has been invited to participate in a project where the goal is to make a Nordic digital interaktiv viking game for children, presenting the central places of the Viking age. The visitor will experience the connection between various places from this period. Some places are already represented and Snorrastofa will be added in 2009. The product is sponcored by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The game can be found on the following link:
www.raa.se/vikingaresan

 
Summer 2008

New exhibition on the archaeological excavation in Reykholt has been opened in Finnsstofa.

 
 

  

Events

 
 

 

July 29th, Sunday at 14:00
The Church of Reykholt

A Cross at Reykholt 2012
When a new church was constructed at Reykholt in 1988 - 1996 it was decided not to have a cross on the church┤s tower which is traditional. Instead it was decided to have a large cross standing in front of the church.
The cross is symbolic for the church and Christianity. It is the symbol of Christ┤s Passion and Resurrection, the central theme in his remembrance and central to Christian tradition....
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Pictures...


April 14th, Saturday at 16:00
in Reykholtskirkja

Kammerkˇr Su­urlands (The South Iceland Chamber Choir)

Concert

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Publications
by Snorrastofa
 
Further
information
 

Below are blueprints of future buildings
and detalied land-use plan in Reykholt
on pdf files:

Deiliskipulag Ýb˙­arlˇ­a og vi­bygginga
vi­ eldri h˙s Ý Reykholti
Formminjar frumtillaga
Grunnmynd kjallari
Sřningarsalir
Grunnmynd 1. hŠ­
Sřningarsalir
Reykholt framtÝ­arskipulag


 

 

 

 
Cultural and
medieval centre,
founded in memory
of chieftain/scholar Snorri Sturluson,
and situated in his ancient homestead
at Reykholt.
Snorrastofa manages
various research projects, runs a library and
provides reception and information for
tourists.

 

Opening hours: 
May 1st -
Setpember 31st:
Daily 10-18
 
October 1st -
April 30th:
Weekdays 10-17
Also on request.

 

Snorrastofa
Tel: 433 8000
320 Reykholt
 
Tourist reception
and booking of concerts:
Gestastofa

 

The library is open weekdays 9-17

 

 

 

 

 

Reykholt
Music Festival

 

 

 

 

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Snorrastofa    |    Tel.: 433 8000    |    320  Reykholt    |    snorrastofa
Tourist reception and concerts: gestastofa