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Gljufrasteinn - Laxness Museum

270 Mosfellsbaer | P.O.Box 250, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
34 55868066
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Son of Iceland

This museum is in the very well preserved home of Halldor Laxnes in the beautiful Mosfell area... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2013
AntiDiva
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Simple and Beautiful

Visiting the Halldur Laxness home was secondary on our agenda, but it should have been on the "must... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2013
nurseintheair
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Corvallis, Oregon
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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 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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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Visiting the Halldur Laxness home was secondary on our agenda, but it should have been on the "must do" list from the start. It really conveyed the spirit of the writer, yes, the Islanders. The tour is self guided with a headset. You could go...More

2  Thank nurseintheair
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

I stopped by this quaint and attractive home of Halldor Laxness. It was snowing, and the beauty of it worked well. It is easy to understand from where Mr Laxness drew his inspiration. On approaching the curator handed me some 'oveshoes' which all visitors I...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2012

I have been to this museum a few times and I love it, and all the nature around it. It is in Mosfellsdalur. It is free and if you are on your way to thingvellir, you can stop and see it on your way to...More

3  Thank vidtjornina
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

This is a nice museum. When family members went fishing and I didn't want to go, this is where I headed. If you do not like museums you will really not like this one. As is it not a very old or large country exhibits...More

1  Thank Austintxrr
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

The former home of the only Icelander to get the Nobel Price. Excellent writer and an interesting journey trough his life. A must for any culture lover and I strongly recommend all to take a look of some of his work.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

learn about iceland! informative and interesting and above all, free!

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Halldór Laxness, the author of the Independent People, has lived in Gljufrasteinn near Mossfellsbær. This is now a museum where there are guided tours in several languages. It is a must visit.

Thank Transpires
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

Halldor Laxness (the Nobel prize for literature) built and ived in this house just outside Reykjavik all his life. It contains a lot of art and pieces that he collected over his life. You get to really understand how he came to write such moving...More

1  Thank PeterNoble
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We loved this museum and it was nice to see his house, His house is basicly the museum. It is about 30 min away from Reykjavik. We went to this museum by a surprise and we loved it. We were very glad that we saw...More

2  Thank NY2405
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