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Hot Spring in Reykholt

Deildartunguhver

Find Europe’s biggest hot spring, Deildartunguhver, about 5km west of Reykholt, just off Rte 50, near the junction with Rte 518. Look for billowing clouds of steam, which rise from scalding water bubbling from the g…
Museum in Reykholt

Snorrastofa

The interesting medieval study centre Snorrastofa is devoted to celebrated medieval poet, historian and statesman Snorri Sturluson, and is built on his old farm, where he was brutally slain. The centre houses displa…
Farm in Reykholt

Icelandic Goat Centre

Farm workers walk you through pretty fields with endangered Icelandic goats; coffee or tea included. The farm's most famous resident is Casanova, a bright-eyed goat who had a starring turn in Game of Thrones (runnin…
Spring in Reykholt

Snorralaug

The most important relic of historian and chieftain Snorri Sturluson's farm is Snorralaug (Snorri’s Pool), a circular, stone-lined pool fed by a hot spring. The stones at the base of the pool are original (10th cent…
Church in Reykholt

Reykholt Old Church

Among the more modern buildings found on the ancient farm of renowned historian Snorri Sturluson is a quaint church dating from 1896, which is open to the public. A 1040–1260 cistern for a smithy was found beneath i…
International in Reykholt

Hverinn Restaurant

Simple eats from daily soups to burgers are on offer at this large roadside restaurant with friendly staff. Also has basic groceries and a campground (1500kr per adult) and guesthouse (double with shared bathroom 14…