Reykholt Town
(What To See - West)

Reykholt Town<br/>(What To See - West)

 

Reyholt is one of the most famous places in Icelandīs history. Reykholt was home to an Icelandic law speaker and Icelandīs most famous medieval writer. At Reykjholt you will find an historic church and a medieval institution called Snorrastofa named for Snorri Sturluson. The task of the research centre is to research and provide insight into Snorriīs work. At Reykholt you will also find Snorralaug pool, one of the oldest extant constructions in Iceland. Snorrlaug is a hot bathing pool constructed during medieval times; next to the pool there is a tunnel leading to the farmhouse of Snorri Sturluson. Snorri Sturluson was assassinated here in 1241 by the order of the king of Norway.