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Gljufrasteinn - Laxness Museum

270 Mosfellsbaer | P.O.Box 250, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
34 55868066
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Great stop on the way to Thingvellir.

Gljufrasteinn was the house of writer Halldor Laxness (who won the Nobel Prize for literature in... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
MarchesaBoccella
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Lynchburg, VA
Read his books; visit his home

One of my colleagues introduced me to Halldor Laxness, and I could not imagine being in Iceland and... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Monika S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Gljufrasteinn - Laxness museum was the home and workplace of Halldor Laxness (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955) and his family for more than half a century. It is now opened to the public as a museum, unchanged from when Laxness lived there. In the reception building you can buy tickets, souvenirs, books, and watch a multimedia presentation dedicated to Laxness’s life and work. Visitors can take walks in the beautiful countryside as well.
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270 Mosfellsbaer | P.O.Box 250, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Gljufrasteinn was the house of writer Halldor Laxness (who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1955) out in a beautiful spot in the countryside, not far from Reykjavik, very close to the road to Thingvellir park. If you are travelling in a car and...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

One of my colleagues introduced me to Halldor Laxness, and I could not imagine being in Iceland and not visiting his home. Read his books, then visit. Do it.

1  Thank Monika S
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

An intelligently conceived exhibition of the home of Halldor's Laxness, the only Icelander so far to have won a Nobel Prize in literature. It's a self guided tour. Using headsets that speak various languages, you go through the rooms of this wonderful house and imagine...More

Thank GuatadeLapis
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Any trip to a famous author’s home is interesting, this one is exceptional. Because the house and its furnishings have been unchanged since Halldór's demise, a visitor gets a strong sense of his presence. Laxness was a man of discerning taste and it shows in...More

2  Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Right away we knew we would have a good time bc the man who picked us up was very personable. The instructors were very good at making sure we were comfortable and had all the proper gear to stay warm. The horses were all great!...More

Thank psushan03
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Our tour took us to Halldor laxness museum where we had a pleasant hour going round looking at the "time capsul" that it is. His home stands just as it was when he passed on and the excellant audio tour explains it all in a...More

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 24 June 2014

If you love Laxness' writing you'll enjoy visiting his home. Very Icelandic in its idiosynchratic style. Wonderful setting and the 'garden' is a joy.

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The 'overchurch' review below re public transport still stands. Ie number 15 bus from Hlemmar to Haholt (Mossfellsbaer). However, the 27 bus at Haholt is now replaced with a free taxi doing the same route AND on exactly the same 27 timetable, as a continuation...More

2  Thank OurManIn
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I am a huge admirer of Halldor Laxness, so it was fascinating to visit his home and see where he worked. It is a beautiful, modernist house set amidst breath taking scenery. Informative guide and a small shop for books & postcards. You can also...More

1  Thank CCaldo
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

This museum is in the very well preserved home of Halldor Laxnes in the beautiful Mosfell area. There is an audio guide full of interesting information as it takes you through the rooms. This is not a noisy museum, it is quiet and graceful, perfect...More

1  Thank AntiDiva
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