Writers' Museums in Iceland

Gljúfrasteinn

Gljúfrasteinn was the home and workplace of Halldór Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It has now been opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there.

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Nonnahús – Nonni´s House

The childhood home of the writer and Jesuit priest Jón Sveinsson, “Nonni” (1857-1944), now houses a cozy museum where you will get a warm welcome.

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Reykholt in Borgarfjörður - Snorrastofa

Reykholt in Borgarfjörður is one of the most remarkable historical sites in Iceland, largely because of the medieval scholar and author Snorri Sturluson, who lived there from 1206 until 1241. The role of Snorrastofa is to promote and research , medieval culture, local history and the works of Snorri Sturluson.

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Skriðuklaustur

Skriðuklaustur is a cultural centre run by Gunnarsstofnun, an institution dedicated to the memory of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. Skriðuklaustur contains a museum on the author, and hosts various cultural events and exhibitions with a bearing on his work, or on Icelandic history and nature.

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Þórbergssetur at Hali in Suðursveit

Þórbergssetur opened on July 1, 2006, at the farm Hali in south-eastern Iceland. It was built in memory of the author Þórbergur Þórðarson (1888-1974), who was born at the site. The centre houses a restaurant, souvenir shop and two exhibition spaces.

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