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Gljufrasteinn - Laxness Museum

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Fantastic tribute to a wonderful author

Having stumbles across the book Independent People several years ago, visiting the home of Halldor... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Adelaide, Australia
Fantastic house

Gljufrasteinn is a beautifull house, not far from the village where the writer and nobel prise... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
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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...more
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270 Mosfellsbaer | P.O.Box 250, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Having stumbles across the book Independent People several years ago, visiting the home of Halldor Laxness was high on my list of things to see in Iceland. I took a bus out from the city and enjoyed the good weather to hike to and from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank warwickconway
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Gljufrasteinn is a beautifull house, not far from the village where the writer and nobel prise winner of literature in 1955, Haldous Laxness, lived. Laxness was born in 1902, and wrote his first book when he was 17. He travelled a lot, and wrote during...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank A-flying-Dutchman
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Be sure to make time to visit this wonderful house. The self guided tour is informative and the home is so cozy and inviting. Great staff. Good selection of Laxness's books are available for purchase. Be sure to take the time to tour the grounds,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kerryk843
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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank MarchesaBoccella
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2015
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

Date of experience: October 2014
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

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank psushan03
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: December 2014
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.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Alison M
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