Reykholt

Reykholt

Reykholt in Borgarfjörður is one of the most historical places in the country, a national cultural place. The historian, scholar and chief Snorri Sturluson settled in Reykholt in 1206 and from there weaved a dense network of power and influence all over the country – and in fact all the way to Norway. In the Middle Ages it was a church center in Catholic times and in Snorri’s days a center of learning and power. Snorri Sturluson is not only one of the most important figures in Icelandic history, but also in European and Nordic cultural history. His name is associated with literature and culture, so many people regard his headquarters, Reykholt, as a kind of place of pilgrimage.

GPS points for Reykholt:  N64° 39′ 53.661″ W21° 17′ 32.068″

Reykholt’s history spans more than a thousand years and here were often church leaders and authorities for long and shorter periods of time.
See The church of Reykholt

There are various cultural monuments in the country, Snorralaug, medieval streets and buildings.

The Church in Reykholt

The Church in Reykholt

Reykholt’s history spans more than a thousand years and here were often church leaders and authorities for long and shorter periods of time.

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Accommodation and services

Accommodation and services

In Reykholt there is a year-round hotel, Fosshotel Reykholt. There are also more options nearby, both in farm accommodation and in hotels.

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The Vicinity of Reykholt

The Vicinity of Reykholt

Recreation and natural gems in the vicinity of Reykholt.

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The History of Reykholt

The History of Reykholt

Reykholt’s history spans more than a thousand years and here were often church leaders and authorities for long and shorter periods of time.

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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.