Guest services

Visitor's Reception

Welcome to Reykholt, one of the country’s most renowned historical sites. The writer, scholar and chieftain Snorri Sturluson took up residence in Reykholt in 1206 and was killed here in the autumn of 1241.

Snorrastofa provides services and education to visitors in the visitor’s reception. It can be found on the ground floor of Reykholt’s church – Snorrastofa, where there is an exhibition on Snorri Sturluson and visitors are able to get guidance and lectures of varying lengths about Snorri, Reykholt and the middle ages.

Live lectures and presentations for groups are a great addition to the visit to Snorrastofa. Lectures and guided tours are offered in Icelandic, Nordic languages, English and German.

Guided tours around the building are also available. We emphasise offering a personal service.

We look forward to meeting you in Reykholt.

 

A video commissioned by the Culture Council of West Iceland in 2014…

Visitor’s Reception’s Opening Hours

1 May – 31 August every day 10 – 17

1 Sept.  – 30 April  weekdays 10 – 17

Otherwise by arrangement

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Guided tours, talks and lectures

Guided tours, talks and lectures

We offer tours, talks and lectures of varying lengths on Snorri, the library and the church. Live lectures and presentations for groups are a great addition to the visit to Snorrastofa. Lectures and guided tours are offered in Icelandic, Nordic languages, English and German.

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Meeting and conference facilities

Meeting and conference facilities

Snorrastofa has the following facilities for conferences and meetings:
- A conference and banquet hall, seating up to 100
- Three meeting rooms, seating 6-12
- Snorrastofa’s library, seating 50-60
- Parish
- and exhibition hall
- facilities to serve light refreshments

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The visitor’s reception has one main exhibition; Snorri’s Saga and his Time but in the foyer we also host exhibitions The Húsafell Stones and Pearls of Reykholtsdalur.

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Gift shop

Gift shop

The visitor’s reception has a shop with books, CDs and Icelandic handicraft. All proceeds go to the development of Reykholt by Snorrastofa and Reykholt’s church.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Snorrastofa has accommodation for Icelandic and international scholars and artists.

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Visitor’s Reception’s Opening Hours

1 May – 31 August:
every day 10 – 17

1 Sept. – 30 April:
weekdays 10 – 17
Otherwise by arrangement.