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Reykholt is one of Iceland's most notable historical sites. It houses a cultural centre and a church.

Reykholt is most famous for being the home of Iceland's best-known author Snorri Sturluson during the years 1206-1241. An ancient geothermally-heated pool, Snorralaug, is named after him. It is one of the few things preserved whole from Iceland´s medieval period.

Snorrastofa is a cultural centre and institute for research in medieval studies. Snorrastofa offers historical exhibitions and guided tours and lectures. Music recitals are held in the church of Reykholt.

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There is one hotel in Reykholt see more here.

GPS Points N64° 39' 53.661" W21° 17' 32.068"
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  • Stóri Kroppur
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 435-1570


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  • Steðji
  • 311 Borgarnes
  • 896-5001
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  • Breiðabólstaður
  • 320 Reykholt í Borgarfirði
  • 897-9323
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  • Sturlu-Reykjum II
  • 320 Reykholt í Borgarfirði
  • 691-0280

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Map Hellissandur, Rif Grundarfjörður Stykkishólmur Búðardalur Dalir Arnarstapi Hellnar Snæfellsnes Bifröst Húsafell Reykholt Borgarfjörður Hvanneyri Borgarnes Hvalfjörður Akranes Ólafsvík